Historical Writing Project


Writing Assignments

All of your writing assignments, except for in-class writing, must be written and printed on a word processor. Use a 10 or 12 point font, double-spaced, with ample (1.25 inch) margins. Pages should be numbered and include your name at the top of each sheet. Give a title to every piece that you hand in, including drafts. Make sure to keep a copy of all drafts for yourself. For further instructions on formatting and revising your final drafts see Barnet, A Short Guide to Writing About Art, pp. 154-156 and the inside front cover.

Along with the final drafts of your two major papers you will hand in a project portfolio. This should include earlier drafts (make frequent print-outs) and revisions, notes, sketches, and inspired scrawlings. It doesn't have to be neat! The point is to approach the writing project as an ongoing process. I encourage you to visit me during office hours (make an appointment if the scheduled time is bad for you) to discuss your ideas about your projects and to let me know how they are going. We will have individual conferences to discuss your work at least twice during the semester.

Assignment developed by Cornell University