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Art 102 - Renaissance to Rococo   Tags: art, art 102, baroque, renaissance, rococo  

Information on art from the Renaissance (early 1300's) to the Rococo (1700 to 1780's).
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Sandro Botticelli - Primavera


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Understanding Your Assignment

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  • How many pages?
  • How many sources?
  • What kinds of sources?
    • Books
    • Articles
    • Websites
  • What format?

Your professor is your best resource to answer these questions.

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Professor Vitela - Art 102 Art History II Renaissance to Rococo

Research Paper Assignment - Spring 2015

The Research Paper is an analysis with an argument (5-7 pages + bibliography and illustrations; approximately 2000 words) of artworks and cultural issues. This assignment will require research beyond the assigned course readings. Sources must be cited with properly formatted footnotes, along with a complete bibliography.


Research Basics - Step by Step

Breaking Down The Research Process  

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The following outline gives a simple and effective strategy for finding information for a research paper and documenting the sources you find. Depending on your topic and your familiarity with the library, you may need to rearrange or recycle these steps. Adapt this outline to your needs. We are ready to help you at every step in your research.

  1. Choose a topic - or have one assigned
  2. Understand your topic
    • Background reading
    • Consider a main focus
    • Refine your topic
    • Make a list of your keywords and concepts
  3. Search Sources
    • Find Books
    • Find Articles
    • Find Websites
  4. Write your paper - Informative, Analytical, Argumentative, Critical
  5. Cite your sources

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