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How to write an architecture essay
Students who are dealing with Architecture Studies are likely to face an architecture essay assignment. This essay improves people’s academic writing skills as well as aims at making better architects and professionals in their field.
Below is a brief, yet hopefully very helpful guide on how to write an architecture essay to a high academic standard. The main objective of this piece of writing is therefore to present a simple to understand, and also easy to use guide to writing an outstanding Architecture essay.
Writing an architecture essay demonstrates knowledge of a certain academic area, thus you need to research the essay adequately. Architecture is quite a broad area and generally includes any structure that is developed in an empty space. However, when writing an architecture essay, one learns that architecture is indeed very broad and entails different areas of academics, intertwining historical, anthropological, or psychological facts.
The essay involves choosing a specific subject, researching it and presenting the material to fully convey your message on architecture. Narrow your topic, because as we mentioned earlier, architecture is a huge field which can be broken down and discussed by time period, geographic location and style. Research your chosen topic. This can include looking into the aesthetics of the buildings in question, reading other essays by professionals and considering the historical context in which the works were built. Choose a style for your essay in which most essays on architecture present factual information, that is, analytical. Writing of the essay will depend on your topic. It is recommended that one considers a persuasive essay which is easy to argue a particular style of architecture. Deciding on the essay style helps to outline your paper.
A well written introduction of any essay is key to the future success of any essay this can be said to be because the introduction sets the tone style and content of the entire paper. Moreover, your target reader usually evaluates your architecture essay on reading the introductory sentences. It is important to note poor introduction greatly reduces your prospects for the best grades, thus it must grab your reader’s attention to avoid switching to more interesting activities while reading.
The body of the essay should use short paragraphs with only ideas or arguments. This helps the writer to answer the question better and in addition it maintains the attention of your target reader and audience. You should make sure the thoughts reflect the question being asked in the beginning, your text must be smooth, logical and easy to flow. Architecture papers encourage the writer to add their own original thoughts or arguments to separate your work from others, that is, make it stand out. Original thoughts or arguments entice readers to pay more attention to the essay. The architectural thesis should prove the essay writer’s skill in constructing an intellectually skilled and well-researched paper.
In the body you should make it clear that you have put in a great deal of research and that is well-organized. The architecture essay should convey the writer’s ability to bring out an academically sharp and coherent, structured research paper. It is important for students to note that a set essay question on subject issues that are specific and technical in nature, thus a thoroughly researched paper will reassure the reader you are focused on the set question. Among certain things to remember is that a good architecture essay should always leave an impression that the writer has carried out a detailed research on the assigned topic. It is only in this case that people will use your work in the future as a reliable source based on the trust they have gained from reading your article. Architecture is science related, this will therefore require the writer to incorporate schemes, diagrams, digits in the designing and erecting of buildings and other structures.
Finally, make sure you base all these on the true data. For instance, “the distinctive feature of the French Gothic is the fact that its architects strive to create a perfect Gothic style. French cathedrals make impression of their complete and astounding verticality, created by the proportions between their horizontal and vertical projections. Moreover, in them the word “style” makes more sense than, for example, in English Gothic, where almost every building has its own unique features that don’t appear at all or only rarely in other examples.
Italian Gothic, is more eclectic and eager to make its buildings historically-conscious, bringing the elements of classic architecture in them. The most distinctive feature here is the wide-spread usage of polychrome decoration that used different colors in painting both external and internal elements. The black, white, red and other colours interspaced each other; the interior was full of mosaics and frescoes, creating impression that was unique for this branch of Gothic. In fact, although the stained glass, one of the most well-known trademarks of the Gothic architecture, is present here, the windows were smaller than in French churches and they weren’t considered to be the most important adornment of the interior”.
When learning how to write an architecture essay, the writer should state again in their conclusion their thesis papers main argument. The conclusions are intended to give a general summary of the main arguments of the essay. Additionally, conclusions are also an ideal area in your architectural essay to add more original parting thoughts. A writer should exert special effort in re-stating the thesis in the conclusion to summarize the points or arguments from the main section of the essay. It is important to end with an emotional appeal that will enhance impact of the essay and that will keep you in the hearts and minds of the target reader or audience.
A strong well stated conclusion is an ideal follow up to a captivating introduction. From the example above we can have a conclusion such as, thus, we can see that, “although the Gothic was commonly accepted as the main European style of architecture in high and late medieval periods, it wasn’t unified. Keeping the same distinctive features whenever it was applied”.
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