Your final research paper builds upon the proposal submitted earlier in the

Your final research paper builds upon the proposal submitted earlier in the term. Be sure to pay close attention to the feedback that you received on that assignment.
Students will write a research paper (3-4 pages) that extends the research from the proposal assignment.
Papers should include:
(1) an introduction with a clear thesis statement/argument,
(2) supporting points that will be explored in the following paragraphs,
(3) a conclusion,
(4) and a formal bibliography of all sources used
(5) an art appendix for art images with appropriate citational information.
Students will pick ONE art piece/example from the Stokstad and Cothren (Art History) course
text and will write a research essay on the importance of this individual art piece for the canon
of art history.
Style and grammar:
Marks are not directly deducted for poor writing style and grammar; however, you simply cannot achieve a good grade if the paper is difficult to read and the argument difficult to discern. It is essential to proofread. Remember that writing is an important practice, but it takes time to master. Leave sufficient time before the due date to carefully proofread and edit your paper!
Assignments must be entirely your own work. If the exact words or phrases of another author are used they must be in quotation marks with an accompanying reference. Material that is
paraphrased – that is, an idea from another author but put into your own words – must also be accompanied by a properly formatted citation. Please use appropriate style (Chicago) in a
consistent manner throughout the paper
References are essential and have four purposes:
(1) they indicate the source of the “quotations,”
(2) acknowledge the interpretations and ideas of others,
(3) provide authority for facts which might be challenged or result from the research of others,
(4) point to other sources or interpretations of the same topic.
In general, references acknowledge the use of another person’s ideas and are essential in
avoiding plagiarism. Failure to provide adequate references constitutes plagiarism.
® Be descriptive! Explain the art pieces in your own words
® Write as though you are writing to an audience who knows absolutely nothing about the
topic (in other words, SHOW ME you know what you’re talking about)
® cite, cite, cite, cite!! Also, do not forget a bibliography at the end of your paper citing
all sources used
® Use scholarly journal articles, book chapters, museum, or newspaper websites — do not
rely on websites that are not associated with academic or scholarly research
® Be sure to include an image of the art piece you have chosen with the proper citation in
an art appendix at the end of the paper. In text citations should include (fig. 1); (fig. 2)
etc., in order to direct your reader to the image at the end.
➢ Put your Name on your paper
➢ Include a Paper Title
➢ Times New Roman font; pt. 12 size font
➢ Double-spaced
➢ Page numbers
➢ Be sure to properly cite IN-TEXT the sources you are using throughout
➢ * Do not fear footnotes! They help to define or to discuss supplementary arguments!
➢ Late assignments will be penalized 5% per day without prior arrangements made