The ARTS 355 A research paper should look at an art-focused aspect of the history, culture and tradition of the student’s Area of Focus with a connection to modern, post-colonial images and issues. The text of the paper should be 6-8 pages long apart from illustrations and a Works Cited page. Specific examples and images should be used in support of a thesis/narrowed topic statement. Both academic online sites and printed literature should be consulted with each source cited in the text of the paper, MLA style.
Step 1: Getting Started : Topic Selection and Definition/Develop a working knowledge of your topic
Step 2: Research Strategy
Step 3: Evaluation of Information
Step 4: Analyzing, Synthesizing, Writing
It is not time to put away your "thinking caps." Draft summaries of the sources you have retained, noting key points, or key quotes that can be used to support your argument. Make sure to document sources according to the appropriate citation style required by your professor or department. Always provide references for ideas that are not your own. Plagiarizing has serious academic and civil consequences. Be aware of copyright restrictions, license agreements, and other laws or policies related to the appropriate and ethical use of information. Now, you can write.