Alexandra Park and Chinatown

Description A2: Midterm Progress Report (individual assessment) Due: Nov 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM 2018_ARC355H1F_History of Urbanism_A2 Assignment Brief and Rubric-1.pdf The Midterm Progress Report is individually assessed based on the following: 1) Draft of individual research topic essay (at least 1500-2000 words) that builds upon your A1 observations and illustrations. If you decide to change your topic, you must consult with your group members to avoid redundancy. All referenced sources (beyond common knowledge) must be properly introduced, framed, and cited using the Chicago Manual of Style. Your essay should include: Frame of reference that provides a context for your analysis (i.e. larger concepts and issues relating to urbanism, modernity, design, planning, and identity) Thesis statement that expresses your most significant idea or argument about your research topic Persuasive organizational scheme that advances argument Relevant and appropriate evidence (includes background knowledge, specific historical facts or details, and design/spatial analysis) that supports argument Concluding statement about the significance of your argument in relation to broader questions or themes 2) Draft of map, original photographs, and archival images based on A1 feedback, additional site visits, creation of new illustrations, and revised A1 images. Required: 1 annotated map and 6-8 illustrations (including original photos, archival illustrations, plans, diagrams and other visual material) that support your thesis. No more than 30% of the content should be identical (i.e. without additional revisions or alterations) to the A1 submission. 9 POINTS 3) Annotated bibliography of 3 archival sources and 6 scholarly (academic journal or book) sources based on in-class library research workshop and archives orientation session. Each annotated source should either be referenced in the essay draft or intended for inclusion in the final essay. 9 POINTS Annotations should be 1 paragraph (5-6 sentences) each consisting of: Summarize the main point of the source (its thesis) (1 sentence) Evaluate the author’s perspective, bias, or motive in terms of their argumentation technique (1 sentence) Relate the source to other annotated sources or additional sources that you are interested in examining for the final essay (1 sentence) Explain how this source provides an important idea or argument that is important for your analysis (2 sentences) Cite page numbers for both direct quotations and paraphrasing and include ALL required bibliographic information for each source (Chicago Manual of Style) ADVICE: Your selection process for finding and using archival and secondary sources should be based on the following questions: How have perspectives on your topic changed over the years? What are the most important issues related to your topic? Have there been any controversies? What has not been examined? Why?