Format MLA Description
Academic Level: –
Volume of 2 pages (550 words)
Assignment type : Research Paper
Comparison Paper Instructions:
In your paper you are to describe a meaningful relationship between something in the course material & something specific in contemporary visual culture.
What kind of relationship? These are a few possibilities, though you are not limited to these examples. However, your paper should make it clear that there are compelling reasons that this is a worthwhile comparison, and not an arbitrary one:
A led to B / or has meaningful connection to B
•A & B: similar forms (medium& appearance) but new & different meaning /purpose.
•A & B: different forms (medium & appearance) but similar meaning / purpose.
What things can you choose as subjects?
A.From the course material (Chapters 2-10–No prehistoric art & No architecture.
•Type of art (for example: Greek deity statues, Egyptian tomb frescoes, etc.)
•Recurring subjects & themes(referring to several specific examples from the text).
B.Contemporary visual culture
• Must be a single specific work of visual culture; not general. (provide image
•Any medium, probably 20th
c. or later–preferably 21st c. (2000–present)–but possibly earlier….
Email me if you are in doubt about whether or not your subject is appropriate.
As part of the grade will be based on the quality of your selection and your thesis, Ien courage you to consider them carefully.
Subject examples and sample theses in the paper instructions and images Pdf(also posted on Blackboard) are also OFF LIMITS(i.e.: Do NOT write about the statue of Athena OR the Lincoln Memorial, etc.).You must use at leasttwo sources, one of which may beyour textbook. The other may be a book or a reliable website / resource.
You must cite all sources
(Word doc / PDF only)
•Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spaced, 1”margins.
•500 word minimum / 700 maximum (which is about two pages)
save your file as:
Last name comparison paper
Galindo comparison paper 2
Feel free to email me with any questions.
A.Thesis and subjects 25 points
C.Support and evidence 35 points
D.Writing & Directions 15points
A. Is my thesis(reason for comparison)clear? Have I chosen good subjects for this type of comparison, or would others illustrate my thesis better?
B. Is this a substantial comparison? (substance =interesting, relevant and meaningful).
C. Have I illustrated my points with clear and accurate references to the material(artwork or architecture)?
Have I demonstrated the knowledge and perspective I have gained through the coursework? (i.e.:has this paper offered information, insights, & observations that go beyond what any reasonable person could conclude in simply looking at pictures of your two objects?)
E.Have the art works remained the focus of my paper, or have I gone off on a tangent? (i.e.: stay focused & no filler or B.S.)
Are my ideas clearly expressed and organized?