Office Art Memo

Office Art Memo
TheProjectPaperfocusesonasuggestedtopicrelatedtoart,architecture,history,music,orliterature.Theprojectwillreflectyourviewsandinterpretationofthetopic.Thisprojectisdesignedtohelpyoustretchyourmindandyourabilitiestobethecreative,innovative,andcriticalthinkeryoualreadyare!
Chooseone(1)ofthetopicsfromthelistoftopicchoicesbelow.Readthetopiccarefully.Writeathreetofour(3-4)pagepaper(750-1,000words)thatrespondstoeachoftheitemsdescribedinthetopic.
Forthetopicyouchoose:
1. Supportyourideaswithspecific,illustrativeexamples.Iftherearequestionsorpointsassociatedwithyourchosentopic,besuretoanswerallofthelistedquestionsandaddressalloftheitemsinthattopic.Ifyourtopicasksyoutodoseveralthingsrelatedtothetopic,besuretodoeachofthethingslisted.
2. Whilesomeofthetopicstendtolendthemselvestowardparticularwritinggenres,youarenotrestrictedtothespecificformatsuggestedfortheindividualtopic.Forexample,youmaydoan“interview,”a“proposal,”a“letter,”a“shortstory,”a“blog,”an“essay,”an“article,”oranyotherwrittengenreforalmostanyofthetopics.Theprojectisintendedtobefunaswellasinformative,sofeelfreetobecreativewiththedeliveryofyourinformation.
3. Useatleasttwo(2)sourcesbesidesthetextbook,whichcountsasone(1)source.
Topicchoices(pick1):
• Office Art Memo .Memorandum.Yourboss,whoknowsyou’vebeentakingahumanitiesclasssincehepaysforyourtuitionreimbursement,hastaskedyouwithmanagingtheartbudgetforyourcompany,expectingyoutochoosevariouspiecesofartforthenewcorporateoffices.(Note:Replicasoftheworksareacceptablesincetheyaremorecost-efficientandyouareworkingonabudget.)Includethefollowing:
1. Identifythreeexamplesof19thcenturyImpressionistpaintingorsculptureandthreePost-Impressionistworks.Explainhowthesixpiecesofartfallintothesetwostyles.
2. Inamemo,describetheappearanceofyoursixchoicestoyourCEOsoheorshewillknowwhattheartlookslikeandwhereitwouldbeplacedinthecorporateoffices.
3. Explainwhyeachpieceisconsideredtobehistoricallysignificant.
4. Explainhoweachpiece“fits”yourcompany’soverall(ordesired)corporateimage.Keepinmindthatapieceofartissupposedto“say”somethingabouttheowner,sodescribewhatwouldthesepiecesofartsayaboutyourcompany.
• NewComposition.Speech.Youruncle’sbirthdayisintwomonths,andeveryoneknowsthathelovesalmostallkindsofmusic.Asabirthdaygiftforhim,youwanttohaveaspecialpieceofmusiccomposedinhishonorwhichwillbeplayedatafamilybirthdaycelebration.Writeaspeechthatyouwillmaketothecomposer’sagent.Includethefollowing:
1. Narrowyourchoicesdowntothreecomposersyou’vestudiedinthiscourse.Chooseoneofthecomposersandexplainwhyyouwanthimtowritethe“birthdaypresent”music.
2. Explainwhytheothertwocomposerswereultimatelynotselected.
3. Specificallyidentifythemusicalelementsinthecomposer’sstylethatyouwouldliketobeincludedinthenewmusicwrittenforyouruncle.
4. Describewhatsortofemotionisgeneratedbylisteningtotheworksofyourselectedcomposer;inotherwords,whatdoyouwantyouruncleto“feel”ashehearsthemusic,andwhyisthiscomposersoperfectforthiscomposition?

• HarlemRenaissancePoets.Essay&Poem.ChoosetwopoemsbydifferentauthorsfromtheHarlemRenaissance.Writeanessaythat:
1. Describeseachauthor’sroleandimportancewithintheHarlemRenaissance.
2. Identifytheelementsineachoftheirpoemsinwhichyouseeevidenceofthe“double-consciousness”beingexpressedbyeachauthor.
3. Describetheprimarythemesyouseeinthepoetrywrittenduringthistimeperiod,referringtospecificlinesineachofthepoems.
4. WriteyourownpoemthatexpressestheseidentifiedthemesoftheHarlemRenaissance.
• Women’sRolesThen&Now.Script.Scriptaconversationbetweentwonotablewomenfromthe18thand/or19thcenturyontheroleswomenshouldplayinsociety.Withinthedialogue,include:
1. Biographicalinformationforeachwoman,
2. Thehistoricalstatusforwomeningeneralduringthetimeperiodinwhicheachwomanlived.
3. Whatopinionseachofthewomenmighthaveontherolethewomenshouldplayinsocietyduringtheirlifetimes.
4. Whateachofthewomenmightthinkaboutwomen’scurrentroles.
• Othertopicchoicerecommendedandapprovedbytheprofessorandsupportedbythegradingrubric.
TheProjectPaperwillbegradedon:
• Theleveltowhichtheinstructionswerefollowed.
• Theextenttowhichallfour(4)partsinthetopicwereaddressed.
• Theadequacyofinformation,examples,anddetailswhichsupportthegeneralclaimormainidea.
• Theclarityandrelevanceoftheexplanationsanddescriptions.
• Adherencetostandardrulesofgrammar,punctuation,andmechanics.
• Theinclusionofthree(3)requiredreferences(two(2)additionalsourcesbesidesyourtextbook)documentedusingAPAstyle.
Yourassignmentmustfollowtheseformattingrequirements:
• Betyped,doublespaced,usingTimesNewRomanfont(size12),withone-inchmarginsonallsides;referencesmustfollowAPAStyleformat.Checkwithyourprofessorforanyadditionalinstructionsspecifictotheselectedtopic.(Note:StudentscanfindAPAstylematerialslocatedinthecourseshellforreference)
• Includeacoverpagecontainingthetileoftheassignment,thestudent’sname,theprofessor’sname,thecoursetitle,andthedate.Thecoverpageandthereferencepagearenotincludedintherequiredpagelength.
Thespecificcourselearningoutcomesassociatedwiththisassignmentare:
• Explainhowkeysocial,cultural,andartisticcontributionscontributetohistoricalchanges.
• Explaintheimportanceofsituatingasociety’sculturalandartisticexpressionswithinahistoricalcontext.
• Examinetheinfluencesofintellectual,religious,political,andsocio-economicforcesonsocial,cultural,andartisticexpressions.
• IdentifymajorhistoricaldevelopmentsinworldculturesfromtheRenaissancetothecontemporaryperiod.

• Usetechnologyandinformationresourcestoresearchissuesinthestudyofworldcultures.
• Writeclearlyandconciselyaboutworldculturesusingproperwritingmechanics.
Gradingforthisassignmentwillbebasedonanswerquality,logic/organizationofthepaper,andlanguageandwritingskills,usingthefollowingrubric.
Points: 200 Assignment2:ProjectPaperMeets

Criteria

 

1. Followtopicinstructionswithintheindividualtopicselected.
Weight:20%
2. Addresseachofthefour(4)pointsinthechosentopic.
Weight:25%

 

3. Providesufficientinformation,examples,anddetailstosupportthegeneralclaimormainidea.
Weight:30%

 
4. References–numberandquality
Weight:5%

 

 

5. Clarity,writingmechanics,referencing,andformattingrequirements
Weight:20%
UnacceptableBelow60%F
Didnotsubmitorincompletelyfollowedtopicinstructionswithintheindividualtopicselected.
Didnotsubmitorincompletelyaddressedeachofthefour(4)pointsinthechosentopic.
Didnotsubmitorincompletelyprovidedsufficientinformation,examples,anddetailstosupportthegeneralclaimormainidea.
Noreferencesprovided

 

 
Morethan8errorspresent

MinimumExpectations60-69%D
Insufficientlyfollowedtopicinstructionswithintheindividualtopicselected.
Insufficientlyaddressedeachofthefour(4)pointsinthechosentopic.
Insufficientlyprovidedsufficientinformation,examples,anddetailstosupportthegeneralclaimormainidea.
Doesnotmeettherequirednumberofreferences;allreferencespoorqualitychoices.
7-8errorspresent
Fair70-79%C
Partiallyfollowedtopicinstructionswithintheindividualtopicselected.
Partiallyaddressedeachofthefour(4)pointsinthechosentopic.
Partiallyprovidedsufficientinformation,examples,anddetailstosupportthegeneralclaimormainidea.
Doesnotmeettherequirednumberofreferences;somereferencespoorqualitychoices.
5-6errorspresent
Proficient80-89%B
Satisfactorilyfollowedtopicinstructionswithintheindividualtopicselected.
Satisfactorilyaddressedeachofthefour(4)pointsinthechosentopic.
Satisfactorilyprovidedsufficientinformation,examples,anddetailstosupportthegeneralclaimormainidea.
Meetsnumberofrequiredreferences;allreferenceshighqualitychoices.
3-4errorspresent
Exemplary90-100%A
Thoroughlyfollowedtopicinstructionswithintheindividualtopicselected.
Thoroughlyaddressedeachofthefour
(4)pointsinthechosentopic.
Thoroughlyprovidedsufficientinformation,examples,anddetailstosupportthegeneralclaimormainidea.
Exceedsnumberofrequiredreferences;allreferenceshighqualitychoices.
1-2 errorspresent

 

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