Upcoming Classes and Events

Firehouse Gallery: Past and Presences: Work by Catherine Hall
Sunday, December 31, 2006–Saturday, January 27, 2007 more
Special Events: The Naked Hitch-hiker (animated film)
Friday, January 26, 6pm more
Visual Arts: Intro to Oil Painting
Tuesdays, January 30-March 27, 6:30–9pm more
Youth and Family: New! Cartooning
Tuesdays, January 30–March 20, 4:30-5:30pm more
Visual Arts: Oil Painting from the Figure
Wednesdays, January 31-March 21, 1:30 - 4:30 pm more
Past and Presences: Work by Catherine Hall

Past and Presences: Work by Catherine Hall

Sunday, December 31, 2006–Saturday, January 27, 2007
2006 Barbara Smail Award Recipient Exhibition
When Catherine Hall began her study of art history at Manchester University, after pursuing a fine arts degree, her esteemed professor John White warned her that once she studied art history, she would stop making art because she’d realize that she could never equal the past. Instead, Hall, an active professor in both disciplines, has woven her study of art history into her studio practice. Art history feeds her creativity; her artistic practice sustains her investigations of prior artists and cultures. In “Pasts and Presences,” Hall leads the viewer through art’s nuanced history using her contemporary artworks, for which she derived inspiration from the past. From Pompeii to Matisse, Hall brings fresh and resolved (re)visions to art history.

Current hours: Tuesday–Sunday 12–5pm, Closed Monday
Location: Firehouse Gallery
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Many students don’t know how to properly write paper. To achieve perfection or supreme excellence in anything that you set out to do, you need more than mere knowledge. Therefore, the first thing that you should do is to give yourself adequate time to write your paper.

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Ideally, an academic paper outline should include the following items:
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  3. 3) A conclusion that relates back to the stated thesis.

Follow your outline throughout the writing process including conducting research to ensure that your paper includes all important materials.

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Being argumentative implies that you are not a mere arbitrator. It portrays you as a lawyer. An argumentative paper can make readers change their minds or views about a topic. It can also enable them to comprehend and accept the position that you take in the argument as valid.

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The audience is not just your professor. It’s the person that you would want and expect to read the paper if you publish it. Before you write paper, think about your audience carefully. What does your target audience believe in? Your audience will dictate the voice that you pick for your paper, whether formal, casual or mixed-style voice. Additionally, when you know the target audience properly, you can easily determine an amount of details to include in the paper and words to use in that paper.

The purpose of writing your paper can be to persuade, to inform, to explain or to make a call to action. It’s possible to have several purposes for writing the paper. Understanding the purpose of your writing is critical because it enables you to choose the most appropriate voice for the paper.

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Never skip the proofreading step when writing an academic paper. You can be a great paper writer but grammatical errors ruin your paper. Grammar may seem like it has minimal impact on the final grade but it’s worth considering just to be sure that no points will be taken off due to silly errors. Therefore, take your time to proofread your paper carefully or seek help from experienced editors online.

When proofreading your paper, read it carefully and slowly to determine whether it has grammatical errors and if it communicates your intended message in the best way possible. Edit the paper for grammatical errors, spelling errors, inappropriately used words, transitions, and run-on sentences, among others.

  • Conclusion

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