Student Multigenre Web Projects:
Exploring Local History
What is a prologue?
A prologue is an introduction to your work. It is meant to greet readers and give a bit of background information about your project.
You'll need to introduce the subject and anything you think the reader
should know about you and/or your project before they read it. It will
help orient your readers quickly and supply information that will help build
meaning the further they read.
What kind of information might I include in the preface?
- how you came up with your idea
- why your topic is important
- a key part of the story
- a description of a crucial setting or central activity
- a theme that will be carried through your genres
- an overview of the territory to come; what can
your reader expect to see in your project
An epilogue is similar to a conclusion. In your epilogue you should reflect
on your topic. This is a chance to share your thoughts and feelings with your audience.
Some aspects you might include:
- how writing about this topic has changed your perspective on your topic
- what you learned overall
- how working with a partner and how collaboration
affects the researching/writing process
- how you felt about using the multigenre medium to write rather than just
writing a traditional story/essay
- what you hope your audience learns from your multigenre web
- what you feel you accomplished from this project overall
- any information that would help clarify anything you wrote
- why you chose the genres you did for your project
- a thank-you to your interviewee
© 2004 Pat Schulze and Dawn