My group made an assignment based on the idea of moving from persuasive writing to persuasive multimedia / audiovisual presentations. Our original discussion centered on moviemaking techniques, but the example project is a slideshow due to time constraints. The main idea is the same – a project that attempts to take the main ideas of the traditional “persuasive writing” project into another media format. Persuasive slides need to use text, color, images and other elements to make an impression on the viewer, and teachers and students probably both need to keep in mind that persuasive techniques for multimedia presentations, movies, etc. can be taught as explicitly as writing techniques – and might even be more important skills for the future.