How To Write An Art History Research Essay: TIPS FOR EDITING YOUR ESSAY

I hope my tips for writing Art History Research Essay were useful. Here is another bonus for you:

● First read for flow
○ is it easy to read or do my ideas jump around too much?
○ have I grouped my main ideas together?
○ do my paragraphs have good lead sentences that link to the previous
○ Can I take words out and still have the sentence make sense?
● Then read for understanding
○ Have I answered the question?
○ Have I asked a question but not answered it?
○ Are there any statements that do not have evidence?
● Find the errors
○ Does what I’ve written meet the essay requirements?
○ New idea = new paragraph
○ Every statement needs support from the evidence which can either be
from the art work or from your research texts
○ Names, titles, dates are correct
○ Grammar is correct
○ Spelling is correct ­ especially names!
○ Punctuation is correct
○ Quotes are properly attributed ­ does your teacher want footnotes etc?
○ Introduction paragraph states my viewpoint
○ Conclusion summarises my argument
○ Either read it aloud or get someone else to read it too.

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How To Write An Art History Research Essay: BONUS RESOURCES & TIPS

As I  promised you in the previous post, here are bonuses and tips

Research Planning

Whether you are researching from books and handouts or from pages online, it is a good idea to have your research structured before you begin. By having your research organized, you can save time and effort when it comes to supporting your argument, finding extra information to add to a point and constructing your footnotes and bibliography Have a page for each point in your essay that needs researching and lay it out as follows:

It is also a good idea to have one for quotes. This can come in handy when you need something extra in your essay and saves you having to look for the source again.

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How To Write An Art History Research Essay: STEP 4 and STEP 5

STEP 4: Do the maths

Having an essay plan has two major benefits to the quality of your writing. The first is that it keeps you on topic and stops you from running out of things to write about because you’re not trying to write off the top of your head. It’s like having a clear map of your journey towards a destination. If each bullet point is roughly a paragraph, all you have to do is work your way through the list in sequence and mark each section off as you finish it!
The second benefit is less obvious and really comes into play if you have a word limit. All you have to do is take the word limit and divide it by the number of bullet points you have and that will tell you approximately how much you have to write for each paragraph. This can make a 2000 word essay seem much less daunting as each paragraph is usually less than 200 words each!


Taken a step further, if you have a week to write the essay you can divide the number of word total by the number of days and that will tell you how many paragraphs a day you need to do.

STEP 5: Wright, write, right.

This step is called ‘Wright, write, right’ because drafting your essay properly takes these three stages.
“Wright” is Old English and means someone who is a carpenter or builder. The best thing to do when beginning your first draft is to just begin. Follow your essay plan and just get the information down without worrying about spelling or paragraphing etc. What is most important at this stage is building a draft to work with and craft into
an essay. When you have a first draft, you can then begin the “writing” stage. This is when you start looking at things like how well the essay flows from one idea to another and if your argument is clear or needs more supporting evidence, and if your grammar and punctuation is correct. Before computers, writers would take a copy of their work
and cut the paragraphs up to experiment with different flows, and then paste them together when they were satisfied.
Once you are happy with the structure and flow of your essay and think you have made the best of your argument, you are ready to “right” it. Go back through and actually read the essay yourself. Don’t rely on spell check! All three versions of “wright, write, right” are correct, but they mean very different things and spell checker won’t pick the mistake up!
Many students make the mistake of trying to start by writing the introduction. Believe it or not, it is best to write the introduction later, perhaps around the time you write the conclusion. You are far more likely to get the essay done and to a higher standard by beginning with the body of the work rather than agonizing over the perfect first sentence.

So these are all the steps I wanted to share with you. In the next post, I will give you some bonus resources and tips, stay tuned!

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How To Write An Art History Research Essay: STEP 3

STEP 3: Make a plan (or two)

The organization will always make your life easier, and essay writing is no different. In this case, we are organizing information into a recipe for an essay and breaking everything down into easy­to­manage chunks to research.
First, we decide what points we want to discuss to address the essay topic and present as our argument (these are the yellow notes in our diagram). Now decide the order we want them to appear:
● 2 types ­ Action painting and Colourfield.
● wanted their works to be about “truth” and the “human condition”
● inspired by “primitive art”
● interested in psychotherapy ­ especially Carl Jung’s theory of the Collective
● considered to be a very masculine movement
*Notice how there is no mention of an introductory paragraph or a conclusion? These will be dealt with later.*
Break your main points down into how you will explain your argument by adding in “why” points (these are the orange notes in our diagram). Then add in the points that make up your own thoughts and questions (these are the magenta notes in our diagram):

Add on an introduction and conclusion, and in a very simplistic form, this is the basis of your essay plan AND your research plan! Once you have your research notes you simply include them at the appropriate point in the plan:

*At the end of this handout, there will be some bonus notes and tips on how to organize your research.

In case you missed Step 1 and Step 2, make sure you follow up.

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How To Write An Art History Research Essay: STEP 2

Now that we know what are we answering to in our essay, let us proceed to the second step, which is:

STEP 2: Have an opinion

Once you know what is being asked, you can form a response. Good essays have a point of view to argue from, so before you start make sure you have an overview of what your response is going to be and how you are going to prove it. Jot down your ideas in a loose format to see if you can find relationships between points, strengths or weaknesses. Look for connections in ideas and facts. This could be done as simple bullet points, as Post­It notes, a “Pros & Cons” list, or any other brainstorming method. What’s important is to get all your ideas down in one place.

Remember to make a note of any questions that might arise as these could potentially become weaknesses if you don’t address them, or could lead your argument in a new, more exciting direction.

Once you have your argument established it can be helpful to write a mini­statement to focus and refine your point:
“Although the Abstract Expressionists believed they were creating works that crossed cultural borders and could be understood at a deeper level than language, they didn’t succeed because our reality is determined by our individual past experiences. “


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How To Write An Art History Research Essay: STEP 1

The secret to good writing is the organization, following the right steps and breaking the essay down into achievable pieces. Here is a no­fail, five­step method for writing a really thorough art history essay.We are not going to be talking about basics like writing outlines and intros, we are going to cover other important things. Let’s start now.

STEP 1: Work out what is being asked of you.

This seems pretty obvious, but the truth is many students launch into their essay without really considering what EXACTLY is being asked. As a result, they end up writing about unnecessary aspects, or worse, get sidetracked and miss the point entirely. Make the whole process easier by taking the time to find out what information has been specifically requested. The following essay topic has all the information we need ­ all we have to do is pick it out.

“Using examples from the Abstract Expressionist movement to support your argument, discuss to what extent it can be said that modern art is a universal language”

First, we need to find the directive language, the “what to do”:
“Using examples from the Abstract Expressionist movement to support your argument, discuss to what extent it can be said that modern art is a universal language”
Then, we need to find the specifics, the essay topic:
“Using examples from the Abstract Expressionist movement to support your argument, discuss to what extent it can be said that modern art is a universal language”


It can be a good idea to use a thesaurus to find alternative meanings to some of the words used in the essay topic. Not only does this help clarify the question, it also can trigger ideas for your essay.

example ­ model, specimen, standard, type

support ­ advocate, agree, backing, defend,

argument ­ cause, claim, discourse, material

discuss ­ argue, debate, review, challenge

extent ­ amount, degree, intensity, scope

universal ­ broad, common, global, unlimited

language ­ communication, dialect, expression, voice

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5 Paragraph Essay

Read below table of paragraph essay that make easy your term paper.
5 Paragraph Essay
1 pts
2 pts
3 pts


Introduction does not include a hook and 2-3 sentences introducing your person.
Introduction does not include a hook or does not have 2-3 sentences introducing your person.
Introduction includes a hook and 2-3 sentences introducing your person

Paragraphs 2-4 (Body)

Body paragraphs are not present and/or paragraphs do not include your person’s early years, challenges and accomplishments.
Body paragraphs include part of the expected material (early years, challenges and accomplishments) or is unclear.
Body paragraphs are all included and is clear on your person’s early years, challenges and accomplishments.


Conclusion paragraph is unclear or not present.
Conclusion paragraph is partially clear.
Conclusion paragraph is completely clear and wraps up entire paper.

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The five-paragraph essay is a format of essay having five paragraphs: one introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs with support and development, and one concluding paragraph. Because of this structure, it is also known as a hamburger essay, one three one, or a three-tier essay.

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News on Project Management Courses

Every area of industry and commerce can be improved with Project Management. Training for a career in Project Management will lead to some really absorbing and satisfying assignments in industry. If you have a methodical mind and can structure your thoughts well, this could be right for you. The ability to communicate well with others is a plus point as well, because much of the success of a project depends on everyone pulling together.

…Delivering The Goods

Industry and commerce has a constant need to improve on their quality objectives, whilst keeping price and time to a minimum. Large scale projects can involve a complex mix of time lines, tasks, people and organisations. Whilst training you could become a member of the support team in a project, then a programme officer or team leader for one section of a project.

There are many colleges and training companies offering courses in Project Management. All project management training will cover certain fundamentals, but the more advanced the course, the more you will get into the complexities of planning and controlling large scale operations. If you need help writing essays, quickly go to this site. 

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Common Terms

Project Management has a good deal of terminology that students need to comprehend. As well as learning about basic PM tools and techniques, it’s essential to be familiar with common terms and the current ways of thinking. Do some research of your own to discover the different approaches used by Project Managers, and the various training routes that will prepare students for work.

Project Management In The 20th Century

By the mid twentieth century we had moved into the early days of the modern Project Management era, when it started to become recognised as a discipline in its own right. When the US Navy was developing the Polaris Missile system, a new technique was needed to cope with all the various aspects of the job. Thus the PERT chart was developed to simplify the planning and scheduling of this massive project. This and other mathematical techniques such as the Critical Path Method (CPM) started to spread. Pioneering work by Hans Lang and others led to technology for estimating and managing costs, along with engineering economics.


Under the original name ‘International Management Systems Association’, the renamed International Project Management Association was established in the sixties. Over forty thousand people are now members of this Swiss registered alliance. The International Project Management Association offers a four level certification track ranging from Associate to Director.

The Project Management Institute

Two years after the IPMA was formed, the PMI (Project Management Institute) was founded in America. In the nineties it published its first version of the definitive guide to project management, the PMBOK Guide. It’s designed to cover variables that will apply to the majority of projects throughout industry. In addition to the general guide, specialised extensions have now been produced which cover the unique aspects of certain industries (e.g. Government, construction etc). Training courses are available which cover all aspects of the PMBOK Guide. They will prepare you for some of the most the industry-respected qualifications, which in conjunction with on-going experience in the field will really advance your professional career.

PRINCE2 – PRojects IN Controlled Environments

In the UK, PRINCE2 is a very popular project management method, and there are many companies providing training programs in it. The model embodies many years of ‘Best Practice’ in project management. Students undergoing this training will learn how to manage projects within a clearly defined framework. The adoption of PRINCE2 promotes continual learning and improvement for staff members and organisations. It’s a checklist for success.

Depending on your present level of knowledge and experience, you may wish to consider other college introductory courses. Essentially your training needs to cover skills and techniques that you can perfect as you build your real life experience in industry. Shop around on the internet to find the ideal training for you.

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The Best-Kept Secrets of Writing a Business Plan

List any relevant education of the people in the company and any relevant work experience to maintaining and running the business. List any hands on experience and business successes achieved by the people running the business as this will carry a lot of weight when people read about the company. It is inmportant part of business plan writing. The writers at certified assignment writing service will see your strengths and present you in the best way possible.

The target market and competitors section will show anyone that reads your business plan that you understand the market you are entering and that you also understand the needs of your customers and what it will take to sell your products or services to them. Customers will only buy from your business if they think they are getting greater value than they could elsewhere so it is imperative that you understand your customer’s needs. You will also need to comment on market size and market growth potential as this will show that you not entering into a field that is declining and won’t be around much longer as can happen if you’re trying to sell a product that could be viewed as a dying fad.

Once you have described your products and services you then need to describe how you plan on selling your products or services to your potential clients or customers. Make sure to cover your product and service and describe what makes it unique and attractive to a potential buyer. State what price the item will be and what the costs are behind the product or service that you would have to outlay in order to offer your product or service as any potential lender or investor will want to know if your product or service is going to be profitable and by what margin. Next list how you are planning on selling and marketing your product and service to your potential customers.

The final section will be your finance section where you will list all your expenses and money that you have already been able to source from other investors or loans. You will need to state the timeline of the funding you will require and forecast into the future what income you expect to be bringing in and finally when you see the business being profitable and operating under its own steam without any outside financial assistance.

This is the basics of what go into a business plan that you will be able to shop around to various investors and lenders and anyone else that might be curious what your business is doing such as any future executives that want to join your company or you are planning to hire.

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