Write a précis (500 words minimum) of the assigned article: Ebba Koch, “The Taj Mahal: Architecture, Symbolism, and Urban Significance,” (Links to an external site.)Muqarnas 22 (2005): 128-149. ( will be attached below)

Your précis should demonstrate comprehension of the author’s main points, supporting evidence, methodology, and essay structure.

The final précis should:

●Include the main thesis and key ideas, leaving out minor details.

●Follow the logical order and development of the ideas in the speech.

●Be written in your own words as much as possible.

●Be clear and concise.

●Be free of your opinions, as well as any spelling, syntax, and punctuation errors.

●Follow the style guidelines established for this course. Chicago

You may not use any other sources.

Format: double-spaced Times New Roman 12-point font in black ink.

Use Word Docx since it’s easier to view comments in a Docx than a Pdf.

Perfect grammar and spelling are expected; please proofread your work.

Please note that this essay should be in your own words, paraphrasing of Koch’s essay, and is not a research paper.


Any quotes and paraphrased information used MUST be attributed correctly in Chicago Turabian Notes and Bibliography Style.

For examples of correctly formatted Chicago Turabian footnotes, click here. (Links to an external site.)

For an example of a correctly formatted Chicago Turabian bibliography, click here. (Links to an external site.)

For a helpful video on formatting your paper in Chicago Turabian style, view: https://youtu.be/-fmLDyNXW9U.

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