Throughout this semester, Dr.Wharton has exposed us to so many new ways of doing things. She has taught us how to change a plain text research essay into an essay that contains multimodal compositions. I know for me, when I think of an essay, I think of times new roman, 12 font, and black words on white paper. I would have never imagined images being placed into a piece of work and it still qualifies as a research essay, or any essay for that matter. Being the visual person that I am, working with a multimodal styled essays is extremely helpful. The multimedia components help me further explain my argument. However, I am not the one to rely on images or videos to explain my thoughts or to explain the actual context of the argument. The images being used in my research essay will do nothing more than be a visual aid to help further explain its matching argument or claim.
Another beneficial aspect of working with multimodal essays is the freedom to express your creativity. Mainly referring to the actual layout of the essay. I personally do not mind the times new roman, 12 font, typed, double spaced paper. In my opinion, it’s the easiest to read and it has a professional look to it. So of course, that’s the style I’ll be sticking with.