English 10A                Common Research Writing Assignment 2016-2017                

100 points

Assignment:  For this research assessment, you will choose an art piece from your Detroit Institute of Arts field trip.  If you do not attend, a selection of options will be given to you.

Before you leave for the museum, you will engage in research about the different areas of the museum: African American Art, the Rivera Court, etc. You will also begin exploring  the different artists included in those areas.  You will use that research to help guide your tour of the museum.  While at the museum, you should choose at least two pieces for your research--a favorite and a back-up. Upon return from the field trip, you will complete research about one of the pieces determining the context, audience, and purpose for the work of art and artist.  These details will be compiled and summarized using appropriate MLA citation in a research writing essay.  

Your essay must answer the following question:

How did the author’s context influence the piece?

Grading: Your entire research writing assessment will be scored using all strands of the Novi School District Informational Rubric.  The assessment will be rewritten until proficiency is achieved using firm deadlines determined by the teacher.

Your final paper must:

Writing Style: