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FFAR 250, Fall 2019 semester Writing the exploratory essay (description / context / concept) Length: 1500 – 1800 words (approx. 5–6 pages), Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced Make sure to pick a creative title for your paper Introduction, invitation into the essay: In your first couple of sentences, hook your reader in, be creative Thesis statement / claim / concept Outline of your supporting arguments Keyword Art work / artist Body paragraphs: First paragraph after introduction: DESCRIPTION AND CONTEXT Take some time to describe your artwork: for example, size / material / media, historical or political context if necessary, artist biography if necessary. Main body paragraphs: CONTEXT AND CONCEPTS What does the work do and
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Unformatted text preview: what are you saying about it? Here, you’ll draw out your arguments, and I would recommend one main argument per paragraph. Use citations to support your claims. Conclusion, opening the artwork to further contemplation: – Restate your thesis and main points (remind your reader what you said) – Open up the discussion; leave the reader with something to think about — this could take the form of questions, or pointing the reader to other work or other arguments that did not fit into the scope of your essay Make sure you have: – Correctly cited sources (Chicago Manuel of Style), with at least one of your sources from a course text that collocates with your keyword – At least 2 images, with captions...
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