Write a 2,500-word paper that studies and interprets the work of architecture as a historical, cultural, and aesthetic product. The paper should be a holistic interpretation of the work of architecture, investigating a range of internal and external factors, as explained in the introduction above. The paper SHOULD NOT be a research report or book report, which is a recounting of facts about the work of architecture. This paper SHOULD BE an interpretation of the information students discover about the work of architecture. Each paper must be guided by an original thesis statement, which summarizes the student’s argument and takes a unique position about the work of architecture. Analysis and synthesis of research is required to produce a paper that satisfies this assignment.
The paper must include a thesis statement. Within the first paragraph, this thesis statement communicates the ‘big idea’ to the reader and, then in future paragraphs, is backed up by evidence / research. To formulate the thesis statement, helpful questions might be: In studying the architecture, what have you noticed? What questions or ideas have begun to formulate? What would I like to prove about the architecture in my paper?
-Detailed Paper Requirements
Note the detailed requirements outlined below. Points will be deducted for not following the prescribed format, citation style, etc.
– 2,500 (minimum) word count.
– The paper must follow Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (ResourcesLinks to an external site. available within the Purdue Owl.)
– Use New Times Roman font, 12 point, single-spaced, with all margins set to one inch (1”).
The paper must be a minimum of 2,500 words. Using the “word count” tool in Microsoft Word, the word count quantifies the body of the paper. The word count does NOT include image captions, bibliography, or footnotes.
The paper should include a minimum of 5 images. Select images that enhance or illustrate the ideas you are discussing. Each image should be clearly labeled, have a caption, and the source be clearly cited in the footnotes at the bottom of the page. For example: “Figure 1: The north façade clearly features the library entrance and the intricate Art Deco details.32″ The image label (ie. Figure 1) should be referred to in the body of the paper to connect the paper text with the images.
The images should be included on their own pages after the paper text and before the bibliography. Note: The images and their captions do not contribute towards or reduce the word count.
-Citations + Citation Style:
Use Chicago Style 17th edition for footnotes (embedded at the bottom of each page) and a bibliography (at the conclusion of the paper). The Purdue Owl is a great source for citation information and guidance (Link to ResourcesLinks to an external site.). For Chicago Style citations, the bibliography format is slightly different from the footnote format. Note: Chicago Style is a specific format style and different than APA style, more commonly used in high school courses.
-Required Sources (6 minimum):
– A minimum of 6 scholarly sources is required. The course textbook and lectures can be used as sources for the paper, but they do not count toward the minimum number of sources.
-You should NOT use first person statements using “I”, “me”, or “my”.