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As the syllabus states, this paper is worth 1/3 of your final grade (33 points). Please note these due dates:
Oct 25 – you must confirm with me the artist and art work that you wish to do. I will approve or not approve it, based upon various criteria. If I approve it, then off you go. If I do not, then please follow this process through until you are approved. You choose, I do not.
Nov 13 – by midnight. The paperless paper is due via email to me. Don’t include a picture of the work. LATE PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. email@example.com Indicate “Survey Paper” for Subject.
Choose one work of art. Only one and write about it. The essay will start with an intro paragraph and end with a conclusion. In between, you will identify and analyze at least 3 interpretations/discussions of that one artwork by various art historians. Mind you, you are NOT to use the internet. No Wikipedia; no web pages; no blogs. You will use books and articles. ONLY! Use of an internet source will result in 0 points. You must have at least 3 sources. 5 is OK. 2 is too little. 3. 6 is nice too. But 3.
Or, to put it a different way, 3 sources or more – whatever you need to make a good paper of about 1000 words, but no fewer than 3 sources.
Please understand the purpose of the paper is to allow you to read critically so that you can understand subtle differences in what writers say about one artwork. And I want the comments or interpretations of the artwork you choose to be ‘juried’, ie generally accepted. On the one hand, we call this analysis. On the other hand, when you do it right, we call it synthesis. You may NOT use quotes in the paper. None. There’s no reason to use quotes. Paraphrase what the writers have to say. That way, I know that you understand what you’re reading. Or not.
This 1000 word paper (submitted via email) will focus on various interpretations of that one artwork. One artwork. Only one. Methodology is very important here; you might even say the most important aspect. If you choose the wrong approach you risk receiving a poor grade on this paperless paper.
Respect the due date, or no papers accepted late. Period. Simple. I am handing this paper out on Oct 16. Also, you need to include a brief bibliography. Here are some stylistic examples you can choose from. And, of course, the bibliography does NOT fit into the word count. Come see me if you have any questions or problems.
– Alan Garfield, Tech 224, firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of MLA Bibliography Format:
Fawcett, Shaun. Internet Basics without Fear, Montreal: Final Draft Publications, 1999.
Gorman, John Richard, and Raymond T. Smithson, The Dynamics of Human Fear Neuroses In the Age of the Modern Computer. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 1997.
Sawyer, David, and Ronald Johnson. The Transference of Fears of Technology To Those Around Us – A Case Study. New York: Holt,Rinehart & Winston, 1987.
Hillson, Gregory. “The Unwelcome Eventual Alternative – Computers That Tell Us What To Do.” The New Psychologist Dec. 1996: 45-54.
Transom, Zak, and Steven Rutherford. “The Relationship Between Occasional Writer’s Block and Fear of Technology.” Psychology Today, Oct. 1991: 82-88.