American history homework help.
Write George Morrison, Wood Collage: Landscape, 1978.( in Lecture 14.1) Write about the artwork(s) using the related reading assignments. This time you may write about multiple artworks by the same artist or compare and contrast artworks by different artists. The artworks you choose must be by the core artists named on the Artists slides of the lectures for Week 13 or 14. The slides can be found in attached files
Please organize your essay around a core idea or thesis statement which you set out to prove using evidence from the readings, lectures, and your own visual analysis of the artwork. Your essay should be organized logically into paragraphs. Each paragraph should also be organized with a topic sentence and evidence that relates to the topic sentence. In order to achieve this, I recommend that you follow the writing tips below, review the grading rubric, and organize your ideas with an outline.
Papers must be
- 500-750 words
- Times New Roman, 12 point font
- one-inch margins
- saved as a PDF
- use proper Chicago style citation. Your footnotes should look like this: 1. First name Last name, Title of Book (Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication), page number.
Papers not meeting these guidelines will be returned for revisions and marked as late.
Critical Thought & Originality
- An exemplary paper must demonstrate a depth of analysis that synthesizes ideas from lectures and readings with your own thought and ideas.
- An exemplary paper develops logically with high quality and quantity support by meaningfully integrating concepts from assigned readings in support of argument.
- An exemplary paper not only uses detailed visual description, but uses visual evidence to lead the reader to the conclusion and stir thought regarding the topic. (See Purdue Owl resource on formal analysis.)
Organization & Style
- An exemplary paper is logically organized and transitions smoothly between points, while also adopting tone and language appropriate to college-level art historical discourse. (See Purdue Owl resources on essay structure, appropriate language, sentence variety, paragraphing
Grammar & Mechanics
- An exemplary paper is free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors; absent of fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences.
- An exemplary paper follows all formatting instructions (above), including properly formatted footnotes. Papers missing footnotes will lose 3 points for formatting.
(Adapted from Purdue Owl)
Prepare by watching the lectures and reading all the assigned texts thoroughly. Thinking about some of the different issues raised in the reading. Do what’s called a “critical read” of the material, where you don’t
just accept the information, but you also question it.
Then, select one of the artworks, which has lingered in your mind because you are uncomfortable with it, or because you are excited about it and believe it needs much more thought. Narrow down your ideas into a question about this artwork that you might want to investigate in your paper. Ask yourself what your feelings are about this artwork, what issues it raises, and what reasons you might use to support your feelings and ideas. As you ask yourself these questions, have a document open and jot down anything that comes to your mind. These initial thoughts will not appear in your final essay, but instead are the process of generating ideas for the essay. If you like what you have come up with, then you are ready to form a preliminary thesis. If you do not like it then go back and consider another artwork.
Write down a preliminary thesis statement that specifies your topic, states your ideas about this topic, and suggests the arrangement of your paper’s argument. Make sure you refer back to the readings and choose
details that support your argument. If you use quotations or refer to the text, it should only be to support your own ideas.
Then try writing a first draft and leaving it for a day. Then go back, reread and revise as necessary.
Your analysis should use vocabulary and concepts from the lecture and reading correctly, demonstrate a grasp of the key critical ideas, and be original. Your essay must reference the assigned readings, and ideally, make meaningful use of the readings to support your analysis. Rather than quoting the authors, try to find a way to synthesize their ideas in your own analysis. Please use proper Chicago style citation. Please ensure that you clearly indicate the title of the artwork that you are discussing.