So there could be a news story in it, different kinds of poetry, haiku, free-verse, short anecdotes, dialogues, want ads—all of the different genres that you have in your paper, though, have the same, are about the same theme or about the same topic.
So, I guess, multigenre would be something like in the old days we used to watch slide shows, right, and each slide would be up on the screen and it would be complete in and of itself, but all of the slides taken together make a comment about the topic as a whole.
I think I probably read three or four pages before I would have known, if I hadn't, that he pitched baseballs.
So I think there is a lot of support that teachers need to do all along the way.
The trick is for each of the genres to work by itself so it's a complete piece of writing.
Maybe you start with a poem and that poem will work and each piece of writing works in the multigenre paper.And these multigenre papers that we read, how did these people open their papers that invited you in? My students largely skip the introductions, but I want them to do an opening piece that will take the reader by the hand and introduce your subject and bring them into the paper.I think doing an introduction or a preface in many cases is crucial for a multigenre paper so you can lay some things out for the reader; not too long because you don't want them to stop reading. Listen to Tom (mp3) Back Unifying themes in multigenre papers There's another aspect of multigenre that I think is difficult and that's the idea of unity in a multigenre paper; or, integration, one of my colleagues at Miami calls it.Listen to Tom (mp3) Back Opportunities to write narratives I think the reason that the students generate so much energy and enthusiasm for multigenre is, one, there is so much freedom about what they can write.You know, after about junior high school kids stop writing stories and poems, genres of let's say narrative thinking where story is very important and image is important.Unlike a traditional research paper, it is more often a powerfully moving paper filled to overflowing with the writer’s own voice. My approach to multi-genre writing has been directly influenced by Tom Romano, author of Blending Genres, Altering Style. Tom Romano's Reflections Defining multigenre writing Multigenre writing is, it's a piece of writing, right?But instead of being an expository monologue, as an essay is, or even a narrative monologue, as a short story or a personal reflection is, multigenre is a piece of writing that is composed of many different parts, many different genres.Like a traditional research paper, a multi-genre paper does involve outside sources. These examples and definitions represent only some of many forms of creative writing that can be found in a multi-genre research paper.Like a traditional research paper, it is a vehicle for the communication of a unique and independently developed thesis. Additionally, each genre listed here can be expressed in more than one way.