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Artist Research Paper

Students will research any artist of their choice. The research should include the following information:

Students should summarize, not copy from the internet:

• The paper should cover the life of the artist
• Information about the artist style
• Include and example of their work. Include the name, title, media, and the size
• Include the significance of learning about this artist and how it inspired you and your work.
• Work Cited information

*Please do not expect to receive a grade if you just copy and paste from the internet; you will not receive any credit.

Page length: Doubled Spaced
Art One: One page
Art two: Two Pages
Art Three/Art Four: Three Pages, Must include a Critique of their work

Due: March 3, 2010 and May 5, 2010
Biographical Info
NAME_______________________ ARTIST NAME_____________________
1. Place/date of birth:
2. Place/date of death:
3. Primary type of artwork (ex: painting? drawing? sculpture? printmaking? ceramics):
4. Media (what materials are use?):
5. Style or period of art?
6. Interesting/Personal information on the artist:
7. Biography Resources (minimum of three -use authoritative sites and books). Include author, title, date, URL (for sites), publisher (for books), page numbers.


In between the choosing of a topic and the final typing of the last revision lie a series of skills which, if learned thoroughly, might well be the most important and most permanent academic possession acquired in four years of college. Specifically, you need to learn how to: delve deeply into a topic; find and select raw data; reflect, speculate, and mediate upon implications and relationships; glimpse and follow insights; establish logical categories; organize an outline; think and write with clarity and precision; and revise.

Make the writing of every paper an exercise to develop these skills.

Steps In Writing The Research Paper

1. Choose your subject
2. Narrow your subject
3. Provide a focus for narrowing material
4. Find references and select bibliography
5. Gather notes
6. Categorize notes
7. Decide upon an approach and point of view to gain control over your material
8. Draw up a detailed outline
9. Write a detailed outline
10. Make a clear copy
11. Leave for a day
12. Edit your work-go over you paper four times a. First, reposition paragraphs and sentences
b. Second, add and delete material to achieve balance and to advance the stated objective of your paper
c. Third, look to insert transitional words and phrases
d. Fourth, read the paper aloud
13. Make a copy
14. Know rules for using quotations
15. Know rules for using footnotes
16. Know how to make a bibliography

Choosing Your Subject

Choose a subject which interests you. The outstanding American expert on Tibet spends half of her time in Washington as advisor to governmental agencies, yet she has never traveled beyond the boundaries of the United States. when asked how she became so well versed on Tibet, she answered, "I'm simply fascinated by the subject, and have read everything I could get my hands on."

A research paper, then, is an opportunity to further your interest in some subject or area.

Narrowing Your Subject

The most common criticism of research papers is , "topic too broad." You may well wonder, "Well, how can I be sure that I have sufficiently narrowed my topic?" A Cornell English professor has this sure-fire method: put your subject through three significant narrowings, i.e., moving from one category to a class within a category, each time.

For example, here are some sample narrowings for papers of 10 to 12 pages:

1. Public opinion polls: accuracy of polls: the accuracy of such polls in national elections: factors which determine the accuracy of public opinion polls in national