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Visual Arts Subject Guide: Write a research paper

Writing about Art

 Writing about Art

Art research papers require the ability to describe, interpret, and write about works of art in meaningful and lasting terms. As part of the creative process, researchers and practitioners need to analyze pictorial works (e.g. drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures, and architecture. They need to be prepared to present their ideas through effective writing.

The following website authored by Prof. Marjorie Munsterberg (City College New York) is recommended:

 

Other useful writing guides for visual arts students in the Library's collection:

Turnitin

Turnitin

Turnitin is an online plagiarism prevention platform that can compare submitted academic assignments against an extensive database of published and unpublished information, and provide a report on the degree of similarity between the assignment and the material in that database.  

According to University policy, students should be able to submit their assignments to Turnitin and review the similarity report prior to final submission. To facilitate this, the Library maintains a practice Turnitin Assignment on a designated course site on HKBU Moodle. Students can self-enroll into this course to submit their assignments.

Click here for more information about Turnitin