I am reviewing the submitted draft papers, and can summarize some general comments that will benefit everyone:

  1. All reference information must be cited with footnotes. You cannot use another researcher’s information without giving them credit.
  2. Your references should not be 100% internet sources. All these buildings are well documented in books and journal articles. Use them!
  3. Integrate your images and drawings throughout the written portion of the paper, providing captions and citations for each one. Use these to illustrate your points in the text.  (for a higher level, number your images so that you can refer to them in the text.)
  4. If your paper does not follow the outline requested, attempt to adjust it as much as you can to the standard before resubmitting. Use clear, indented,  subheadings for each section of the outline.  If resubmitting your draft please put RESUBMIT in caps in the title of the email so I know to use that version.
  5. Remember that the central idea in this paper is to be YOUR ANALYSIS of the architecture, NOT a historical narrative. Use the outline to guide your analysis.  If you find you paper starts to sound like a real estate agent tour, STOP and rethink your analysis.
  6. Many submissions have poor punctuation. Be sure all proper names are correctly presented with first letters in upper case. Be consistent every time you use the same term through the paper.  Use Grammarly or other app to check spelling, punctuation, etc.
  7. PROOF READ!!! Try this: read your paper out loud to someone (or even to yourself) and see if they can understand it and to detect grammatical errors, flow of sentences, logical sequence of topics, work use.
  8. All references must be properly and consistently formatted in MLA style. Use a citation tool/machine like EasyBib or Endnote to help you.

Draft is due Today, March 29th 2023.  If you’ve spoken to me about an extension please send it by Friday morning, March 31.

Regards, Robert Zagaroli