We had been working hard on our MultiGenre for 10 weeks and I am very happy that we had finally finished it.
The first step of creating a MultiGenre project was choosing your topic. We had to brainstorm and create mind maps to develop our ideas and interests. I had some difficulties with choosing my topic. I came back late from my holidays, so I had to catch up a lot, which affected my choice of MultiGenre topic.
After mind mapping we had to fill in a template, which would make it easier for us to organise our ideas. In that template we had to write the name, research question and working title of the project. We also had to explain why we chose particular topic. Firstly I wanted to do my project about languages, since it is an International school and we all know a lot of languages. So I filled in a template and started working on the research part of the project. However I wasn’t that happy about what I was doing. I felt like I wasn’t doing something that I was interested in. One day I was working on my research and I found a topic which I found very interesting.I decided to change my topic, before it was too late.
Everything that I had done and researched so far, was useless. However it gave me a good example of what I have to do for my new topic. My new topic was Self Expression. I chose that topic, because it is so unique how people express themselves and their personalities in different ways. We all show ourselves from different sides, for example hobbies. We can show what kind of people we are by doing, eating or even saying what we like. That’s what I was researching about. How can words affect the way we look at people. “Look” means see their personality.
It was very stressful for me before and after I changed my topic, because I had to think of my other interests and also do another research about it. Eventually when I chose what I am going to write about it wasn’t that stressful anymore.
To give a better example and make my project more interesting I chose Taylor Swift as a person who will be an “author” of all the genres. All the genres that I had created are meant to be written by Taylor Swift.
My first genre is diary entry of Taylor Swift, then I created a magazine article. My third genre is message to a friend of Taylor Swift. Poem is my fourth genre and drawing is fifth. My favourite genre is a poem, because I like writing poems and I enjoyed writing this poem. However I also like a magazine article, because it is colourful and I was writing it after I did a good research about Taylor Swift, to know what I was writing about.
My last step was a container. I knew what I was going to create when I finished my fourth genre. I made a box with a sign ” Not to be read!” on it, to make it more mysterious. All the things, which are in the box are private, which means they shouldn’t be read by anyone.
I had learnt a lot while creating this project. I became more organised and stated using calendars to set up goals and due dates. I think that I had learnt a lot from this project and I developed new skills. I learnt a lot about Taylor Swift as a person and also as a celebrity. I found a new interest during this project. While I was creating my fourth genre, which is a poem I found out that I like writing poems. I will write some poems when I am inspired and when I will feel like I have something to write about.
I am happy that I am done with this project and I hope that the readers of it will also enjoy my project!