ARCH3522 History of NYC Arch, SP2023

Professor Robert Zagaroli

Writing Assignment Summary

List of  ALL work to be completed for ARCH3522 Spring 2023, and location of instructions:

A.  WRITING ASSIGNMENTS are 1 or more pages. 50% of total grade

  1. Environmental – From Week 1 of the syllabus:    OR  Dutch Influence (this was on the previous version of the syllabus) Credit toward Assignment #1 or Extra Credit
  2. Grid – Based upon the article “City of Angles”
  3. Advancement of Technology  – From the Main page of this Course Profile, issued 10/6./23
  4. Career – Alson  Main Page Class 11 in Recent Posts
  5. Skyscraper 1-page individual paper, based upon group discussion.
  6. Extra Credit Assignment of Metropolitan Museum or other topics replace missing work or add to the final grade.

In-class (low stakes) writing:

  1.  Skyscraper group discussion notes
  2. Suggested question for next quiz

B.  Sketches

  1.  Downtown Brooklyn
  2. Downtown Manhattan

C.  Quizzes 20% of total Grade

Quiz 1

Quiz 2

Quiz 3

D.  Research Paper

Class 11 Writing Assignment –

ARCH 3522      Spring 2023                Class 11           Due next week

Writing Assignment  

Eero represents an extreme case of impact of his professional life on his personal life.  What pitfalls, dangers, or events from the profession do you think may affect you?     Can you think ‘forward’ to where you want your career to go?  What you hope to achieve personally?          One page or 3 paragraphs minimum.

Compare or react to what is revealed in the personal stories of some the most famous architects of the 20th century.  Below are some of the clips we reviewed and discussed in class.

Maya Lin – Vietnam Memorial

Eero Saarinen

Louis Kahn –,vid:0HxB9Iu3Hbc

Frank Lloyd Wright,vid:VTyE_3GKlj03522_Writing_ImpactOfCareer_Sp2023

Research Paper Comments


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

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