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Volume 47, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0098-6291
  • E-ISSN: 1943-2356
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This article explores the value of including creative assignments in the composition classroom. Specifically, it demonstrates how a multimodal assignment can help struggling students develop the confidence to succeed on creative assignments and on subsequent more traditional academic assignments.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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