THE WHAT: The Research should be about the individual you have chosen and the impact they had on their world as well as the importance/enduring value they hold today. Do not make the paper all about dates or a timeline of the individuals life but do add some interesting tidbits. In other words, you don’t want to write a biography, write about their importance and impact on the art world.
Discuss interesting history about the person but more importantly, discuss what importance YOU think they had in shaping the human spirit of their day and how they may still affect us today. More questions you might consider: WHY are they a landmark? How did they impact the art world? Who influenced them? What were some of their major contributions to the art world? To humanity? What did they tell us about ourselves during their time period?
Length of Research Paper: 1,000 word minimum.
It must be typed and double-spaced.
Must have an MLA heading, paragraphs, thesis statement, introduction, middle, conclusion.
MLA style (Modern Language Association). There are guidelines in the library, Learning Center and ATLAS.
Works Cited: YES (This is a list of the resources you cited in your paper.)
NOTE: Works cited do NOT count in your overall word count. DO NOT cite everything in your paper. This is another form of plagiarism. All you are doing is using someone else’s words to make up your paper. Works cited are supposed to validate a conclusion to which you came because of your research.
DO NOT CUT AND PASTE YOUR PAPER FROM THE INTERNET!!! PLEEEEEEAASE USE YOUR OWN WORDS!!!!!