Short Paper #3

The paper has two components:
Short Paper #3: Outline
Short Paper #3: 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:


~Understanding art historical terminology used to discuss three-dimensional art.
~Researching relevant texts for art-historical analysis and identifying reputable sources.
~Synthesizing research into a succinct thesis statement.
~Applying theoretical frameworks used in art history.
~Analyzing reputable sources and assessing the evidence against a set of criteria.
~Composing clear comparative analyses and unified paragraphs grouped into sections where you evaluate evidence and justify your assessment.
~Citing your sources using the Chicago Manual of Style.
~Developing and maintaining planning, organizing, and time management skills.


~This assignment will also help you to become familiar with the following important content knowledge in this discipline:
~You will learn to write a comparative analysis of sculpture.
~You will learn what constitutes a clear thesis statement, a unified paragraph, and a well-structured essay.

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

Grading Rubric (Outline)

Sample Paper #3: Outline

Outline: Instructions

Review Paper #3: Final Draft options 1, 2, 3 below and select only one. Write an outline responding to the assignment option you have chosen. You must review Sample Paper #3: Outline and Grading Rubric (Outline)

Submit via Bb:

~annotated bibliography
-a working thesis
-a bullet point list of your paper’s body sections’ main ideas
-one fully developed persuasive section consisting of two related paragraphs

~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.
~a sample section should consist of two related persuasive paragraphs.

Sample Paper #3: Outline

Grading Rubric (Outline)

Final Draft: Instructions

Review Paper #3: Final Draft options 1, 2, 3 below and select only one. You also must review:

Short Paper #3: Structure handout
Sample Paper #3: Final Draft
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. Direct URL’s to the assigned artwork are below:

Frederick William MacMonnies, Bacchante and Infant Faun, 1893–94
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Diana, 1893–94

Isamu Noguchi, Kouros, 1945
Marble statue of a kouros (youth), ca. 590–580 B.C.

Wangechi Mutu, The Seated II, 2019.
Auguste Rodin, Fallen Caryatid Carrying Her Stone, modeled 1881, cast 1981.

How to access the MetPublications database?

You can expand your research using additional databases available on

~You must cite your sources using the Chicago Manual of Style Guide.
~You must not use your old papers nor choose a work of art by yourself.

To meet the expectations, your work should have:

~clearly developed essay structure – introduction, body, and conclusion.
~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.

Sample Paper #3: Final Draft
Grading Rubrics (Final Drafts)

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.


~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

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