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Multimodal Composing, Sketchnotes, and Idea Generation

By Kendra L. Andrews and illustrated by T. Mark Bentley


Using the mixed media of sketch notes, animation, and voiceover, this video explores the field of composition’s relationship between multimodality and composing. The piece illustrates how multimodal strategies such as sketchnotes can enhance idea generation and learning and provide classroom stategies for multimodal composition.

The video was originally presented as part of a panel, “Sketchnoting, Mobility, and Writing a Spatial Self,” at the 2016 Thomas R. Watson Conference with Stacey Pigg, Chen Chen, and Desiree Dighton, all of North Carolina State University. The transcript was developed and written by Kendra L. Andrews and was illustrated by T. Mark Bentley.



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Author Bio

Kendra L. Andrews has a master’s degree in English (composition and rhetoric) and a second master’s degree in Teaching English at the Secondary Level. She has served as the graduate assistant director in the First-Year Writing Program at North Carolina State University, where she is currently a PhD student in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program. Andrew’s primary area of research lies at the intersection of pedagogy, critical literacy, technology, and teacher narratives. Follow her @kendralandrews

Illustrator Bio

T. Mark Bentley has a master’s degree in English (composition and rhetoric) from Middle Tennessee State University and is currently a PhD student in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program at North Carolina State University. Bentley's primary areas of research are in multimodal literacy, pedagogy, and the rhetoric of game design as an expressive art form. Contact him at mbentley12 at gmail dot com.