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You are to write a 6000 word (minimum) paper to receive Writing Requirement credit. While meeting all standards for research and citations, this paper requires innovative thinking and creative writing. You must write a 6000 word paper synthesizing the applicable key concepts found in several sources of your choosing. You are encouraged to develop your own BIG idea for the paper, but as a start, your paper could explore some of the following issues: Discuss how the buildings or writings relate to the cultural values and traditions of its time. Is it a representative building or a new innovative structure? What other previous structures might have been a precedent or influence on the design? Describe the physical context of a key building. What is the character of the surrounding site area? How does the building relate to its context? Is it part of a larger set of building relationships? Discuss the social significance of the building or literature. What impact might it have on people’s lives? On the lives of architects today? How do various types of people feel about the building? What rituals or cultural events relate to the building or writing? What was the architect’s overall philosophy toward architecture? What specific ideas did the architect bring to his work? Who were the architect’s teachers and students? How did the architect use building materials to express architectural ideas?
Format: Use Arial font, 12 point, double-spaced, with 1” on all margins.
Citation Style: Use Chicago Style 16 footnotes and a bibliography. The footnotes and bibliography do not count toward the 6000 word count. More information on Chicago Style 16 can be accessed at The Chicago Style Manual through the Purdue OWL and at Fairfield University. I will also upload a “Chicago Style 16 Sample Paper” as an example of what a competed paper should look like in Chicago Style 16. Please look for it under Announcements.
Sources :You are required to use at least 10 sources total for the 6000 word paper. Information for this paper should come from a variety of sources. You are encouraged to use books, videos, interviews, documentaries and academically recognized scholarly web sources in order to develop your own “big idea” that will clearly articulate an organized set of ideas about the architect you have chosen. Web sources may be used, but must not exceed 10% of total sources. Online journals and publications that are accessed through the UF Libraries Databases will not be considered part of this 10% rule.
Do not use Wikipedia as a source as it is unverifiable and can be edited at any time. To begin your search for scholarly sources, please visit the AFA Library page. Also, consult “Key Databases and Resources”. For a quick start: click here.
Word Count: not including footnotes cover page or bibliography
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