Assignment: Choose any topic covered in class (architecture from Antiquity through the Eighteenth Century) and write a thorough (about 5-7 typed, double-spaced pages, plus bibliography, notes, images, etc.) paper. The paper should focus on a specific topic and be analytical in nature. A choice of topic is due by WEEK 13 (November 21, 2018). At a minimum, your paper should include:
an introduction that contains a thesis statement
a thorough analysis of the topic
for topics that relate to a building, a thorough description of the building
for topics that relate to an architect, a biographical sketch of the architect
use of primary and/or secondary sources to support your arguments
reproductions of any works you reference in the paper (black and white images are acceptable)
a list of sources consulted during your research on the topic (see the “Turabian Quick Guide”) – five sources is a minimum, with ten to fifteen being average; these can include dictionary and encyclopedia entries as well as general survey texts, books on a particular architects or period, and articles specific to your topic; use of on-line sources should be limited to academically- or professionally-related web sites
Grades will be assigned based on the quality of writing, the content of your research, proper use of citations (footnotes or endnotes), proper bibliographical formatting, and staying within the specified length (5-7 pages).
hints on writing
First, think about your topic (it is important here to be both comprehensive and inclusive) and next, think about what sorts of problems or issues you would like to deal with in your paper. Then, think about WHY the problems or issues are important. These will likely include historical, political, social, economic, technical, philosophical or aesthetic concerns.
Now, organize your thoughts, and as you do, begin to write these thoughts down in the form of a simple list. Organization is crucial for creating any kind of cogent essay, and an outline is the simplest tool to achieve this. Then create a simple outline based on an organization that includes ALL the thoughts you have. Once you have completed this, you are ready to edit your outline. Your edited outline should be organized in a way that includes and identifies all the themes you wish to discuss and, just as importantly, arranges these ideas so they flow logically from one to the next. Your outline will also serve as the starting point for writing your paper.
Finally, you can begin writing, but be aware that essay writing is a learned skill that takes both patience and practice. Here are a few pointers:
Normally, each paragraph of your paper will address a single concept, introduced in that paragraph’s first sentence. And similarly, each paragraph ends with a summary / transition sentence that leads the reader to the next thought
The easiest way to do all this is to begin by writing a series of “topic” sentences based on your outline. These sentences should tell the reader the overall topicof each paragraph
Once these topic sentences are written, you can go back and use your outline to begin writing the sentences that will form the body of each paragraph
As you write, be aware that you don’t need to write EVERYTHING you know, just the ideas that are relevant to that paragraph
Avoid repetition, and try to make every word in each sentence count
Finally, once you’ve completed all the above steps, you still need to do two important things. First write an introduction and conclusion; and finally, EDIT!! These steps are crucial, and normally make the difference between a good paper and an excellent one. An introduction can be very simple, but it should alert the reader to the specific questions and concerns you are asking and the overall content of your paper (“scope and purpose”); a conclusion normally offers a summary of the paper and reiterates your main points. As you edit, think about grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc., but also about clarity, word choice, and style (flow, syntax, verb tense, etc.). Each is important and they all combine to form an excellent paper.
Papers should be typed and completed on 8 ½ x 11” paper, using a normal font of 10- or 12-point size and 1” margins throughout. Please include a cover page that includes your name, the course name, the semester, the date, and the paper’s title. Students should submit their assignments on Canvas by the due date.
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