i‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍nstructions 3- 4 page *short* research paper The purpose of this assignment is to focus students upon design through critical, intelligent, and perceptive research and writing. The assignment draws upon analytical ability, descriptive writing, and college-level research standards. The Paper Your task is to create a piece of original, creative scholarship on the topic of your choice. A complete paper will have the following: Cover page with relevant Title and information. (see below) Introduction – Set the context and tone of the paper. (1/2 page ) Tip: Write your introduction after you have written everything else. Body of paper – including a detailed and nuanced description of the design, your main ideas about the design; examples of this type of design in history or use, relevant commentary on the design including function, style, symbolism, form. (2 pages) Conclusion – this is 1/2 page to summarized the paper’s main idea, what you learned, and what you might enjoy writing about on your topic – or researching – in the future. Images – at least one of the design, either embedded in the written text and labeled (Fig. 1) or on a separate page at the end similarly labeled and captioned. Bibliography – 3 -5 *alphabetized by author’s name* entries from peer-reviewed journals or library books. All citations and bibliographic entries should be in Chicago Manual of Style. Information on this style can be found in our Library Guides or here. Note: If you change topics since the proposal, it is advised that you run the new topic past your Professor. Grading of the paper will take place according to the Rubric C1 – Content 1 – Student has completed a short, research paper. The main idea or topic is addressed in an introduction. A nuanced visual description of the design which addresses physical and material aspects such as size, materials, color, and shape is included. Other areas of the body of the paper address the design’s function, style, and symbolism and examples are given to support the writing. There is a conclusion. Function – what it does or is used for; practical aspect of design. It is possible that your design is purely decorative, so that would be its function. Style – elements of style (this is about aesthetics) such as designer’s choices around shape, color, pattern, decoration should be noted; or how the design references to history or past styles. (Utilitarian, Post-modern, Art Deco, 1950s Jet Age, etc) You may have very different ideas Neo-Dada, Post-consumer aesthetics. Symbolism – How does the design symbolize personal (example: your name is embroidered on it, or it was made in your favorite color), cultural (example: it has symbols belonging to a particular village or tribe; or speaks about ‘nationalism’ or ‘the arts”) or social (example: it talks about ‘gender’ or ‘race’ or ‘class’ or ‘community’), or specific symbolic meanings (example: rap musicians name/brand/photo; or ‘mouse ears’) Symbolic elements may be very precise or very broad. Example: The Coca-cola logo/brand symbolizes both the most popular American soft drink ever made as well as lifestyles that go with it….or a ‘rococo’ potpourri from the late 17th c. symbolized power of the French empire by alluding to naval power and carrying the royal flag. C2 – Content 2 – Student uses specific evidence (quotes, ideas, or examples) of higher-level thinking in design, design philosophy, theory, historical detail, or analysis. This aspect of the paper will be evident through the citations reflecting your bibliography or may be considered creative effort to contextualize, or contribute to design. Tip: Strongly recommended that you use a quote for one of your 3 references to bibliography. A minimum of 3 citations must be visible in the written text. Citations are short hand references to the bibliographic material. We use the Chicago Manual of Style in Art History for citations. Cite any quotation and use quotes sparingly. Cite little known facts…. not common facts. Cite ideas which are not your own or which you have paraphrased from the work of another. Example: “Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle…” (Mother Goose, 1890 – This is an author/date citation.) Mother Goose, Book of Nursery Rhymes, 1890 should then appear in the bibliography. R – Research – Student has engaged Library resources such as databases or books in pursuit of their topic. Research is complete as per requirements for 3 -5 pieces, and is varied enough or demonstrates creative thought toward the topic. Tip: Start creating a bibliography before writing and write from what you find. W – Writing – Student has used an appropriate design vocabulary, carefully edit‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ed sentences, well-formed paragraphs and a strong sense of clarity and legibility to complete 3-4 page paper free of grammar, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation errors. Tip: Proofread and please spell check on your paper before turning it in. Papers with numerous errors go on the ‘C’ pile from the start. O – Organization – This regards the overall structure and organization of the paper including completion of all required parts, and well-formed paragraphs which flow for best understanding of the topic. You are required to include a Cover page with Title, Introduction, Body of paper (see requirements above), Photo, photo with credit, and an alphabetized bibliography at the end. Formatting your Draft Typed in 12 pt, Times New Roman. Double spaced and paginated (pages numbered, preferably in upper right or centered top/bottom) Note: Single spaced papers will not be graded. Proofread and spell check the document, copy edit for meaning, grammar and punctuation. 1 inch margins on all sides. Cover sheet No photo are to go on the cover. Times New Roman 14-18 points only for title and 12 point for all other information. Paper must have a Title. Include, also, your Name, Due date, Course number and Section, Student number, Professor’s name (spelled correctly, please – Dr. Molly Hankwitz) Photograph – Include one image minimum of the design. Place photo at the end on one page with a caption – Fig. 1 – Title of photo, credit. Fig 2. etc. (Fig 1, 2 should be inserted into text OR insert captioned photos into your paper – They *do not* count as part of the 3 pages of writing. You must have 3 pages of written text. Four pages is too long. Appropriate academic writing style Spell out contractions (isn’t to ‘is not’, It is, not It’s…cannot, not can’t ), Numbers 0 – 10 should be spelled out: zero, one, two, three… Titles of art or design should be in italics. Proper nouns & place names – need to be capitalized. No slang – ‘vibes’, or ‘etc’ – Avoid anecdotal writing – childhood, too personal information. No first person pronouns: I, we or you …(Example: “I love this design. It is from my childhood. The design is our beloved memento of my grandmother’s house. We had it on the shelf for years and it means a lot to my family”… is *better styled* as: “This beloved, heirloom object decorated a shelf in the family house for many years. It is a daily reminder of Geraldine Foster, my grandmother. Properly structured and formed complete sentences and paragraphs, please. Tip: Copy edit for sense, meaning, and flow. —- Submit to this page via Canvas *on or before* the DUE date. All papers are subjected to Turnitin software to ensure ‘no plagiarism’. Plagiarism is an academic offense and can lead to disciplinary action. Rubric Short Paper – Design in Society Short Paper – Design in Society Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome(C1) – Content Has the student completed a research paper and met the requirements? Is a carefully considered visual description of the design included which addresses physical and material aspects of the design such as size, materials, color, and shape? Has the student included description around the function, style, and symbolism of the design? Are their any useful examples? 50 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome(C2) – Higher level of Content Has the student used specific evidence (quotes, ideas, examples) of higher-order thinking to discuss the design? Is design philosophy, theory, historic detail, or analysis used to support student’s claims? Does inclusion of higher content relate to their research and is this evident through the citations and the bibliography? A minimum of 3 citations must be included in the written text. 40 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome(R) – Research and bibliography Has the student engaged Library resources such as databases or books in pursuit of their topic? Are their 3 – 5 pieces of research in an alphabetized and well-formatted bibliography? Is the research varied or demonstrating creative thought toward the topic? 40 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome(G) Writing Style Has the student used an appropriate design vocabulary? Are the sentences carefully edited? Are the paragraphs well-formed and is there clarity? Are there fewer than 5 grammar, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation errors? 40 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome(O) Organization Are all required parts of the Assignment are present – Title, Intro, Body of paper, Conclusion, Photo, photo credit, Bibliography? Does the paper’s argument flow well from idea to idea? 30 pts Total Points: 20‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍0

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