Term Paper

The paper has two components:
Term Paper: Outline
Term Paper: Final Draft

You must write your final draft based on your graded outline.

The purpose of this assignment is to help you practice the following skills that are essential to your success in this course and in professional life beyond school:


~Selecting the artwork and creating the context for comparative analysis.
~Researching relevant texts for art-historical analysis and identifying reputable sources.
~Demonstrate and apply writing and researching skills acquired during the semester. 
~Applying theoretical frameworks used in art history.
~Analyzing and assessing textual evidence.
~Composing clear and unified paragraphs where you evaluate your evidence and justify your assessment.
~Synthesizing your research into a succinct thesis statement.~
~Developing and maintaining planning, organizing, and time management skills.

This assignment is designed based on the Scenario-based learning (SBL) principles preparing you for professional life beyond school.

Outline: Instructions

Review Term Paper: Final Draft options 1, 2, 3 below and select only one. Write an outline responding to the assignment option you have chosen.

Submit via Bb:
annotated bibliography
~a working thesis
~captioned images of the selected works of art
~a bullet point list of your paper’s body sections’ main ideas
~one fully developed persuasive section consisting of two related paragraphs

To meet the expectations, your work should have:

~an elaborate annotated bibliography that lists at least 90% of the sources that you plan to use for your paper; your annotations should summarize the main points and explain how you will use that source in your paper. 
~a bulleted list of your body section’s main points that attest to your understanding and application of the comparative analysis paper structure. The topic of each section should be based on either an iconographic or visual element.
~a working thesis that demonstrates your process of synthesizing your research and creating the context for your comparison.
~a sample section should consist of two related persuasive paragraphs.

Grading Rubric (Outline)

Final Draft: Instructions

Develop your graded outline into a 7-10 page paper (typed and double spaced). The structure of the term paper is the same as the structure of Short Paper #3: Structure, but the Term Paper is double the size of Short Paper #3.

Chicago Manual of Style Guide

~You must research for reputable peer-reviewed sources in the MetPublications database that contains relevant reputable sources relevant to each artwork. How to access the MetPublications database?
~You can expand your research using additional databases available on https://library.ccny.cuny.edu/
~You must cite your sources using the Chicago Manual of Style Guide.
~You must not use your old papers.

To meet the expectations, your work should have:

~clearly developed essay structure – introduction, body, and conclusion that respond to the assignment prompt.
~unified body sections where you demonstrate your understanding of the comparative analysis paper structure.
~a fully developed thesis that helps your reader predict the rest of the paper by stating your position and lists your arguments
~the alphabetized bibliography list excluding annotations.

To exceed the expectations, you may:

~apply a theoretical framework from the readings to your analysis
~use one of the digital mind-mapping tools, such as Miro to organize your research and share the link to the board in addition to the required annotated bibliography format.

Grading Rubric (Final Draft)


~Titles should be capitalized and italicized.
~Art movements/periods should be capitalized.


~Image captions should follow the model below:
~Figure #. Author, Title of the work in italics, year. Medium, dimensions. Collection.
~Do not italicize and quote at the same time.


~Use Simple Past tense to describe the artist’s actions, e.g., Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa in the early 1500s.
~The art object is usually discussed in Simple Present tense, e.g., the painting shows a half-length portrait of a mysterious woman.
~The first time you mention an artist in your paper, provide their first and last name. Each subsequent time you mention the artist, address them by their last name only
~Use the third-person point of view. Instead of “I,” “you,” “we,” use phrases such as “one can see,” “it is commonly understood,” “viewers can..”

For more information, visit the Association of Art Editors Style Guide http://www.artedit.org/style-guide.php