Selected resources to help you get started:
Munsterberg, Marjorie. Writing About Art [website]
Barnet, Sylvan. A short guide to writing about art. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson, 1997. Call number: 808.066 B261s5
Sayre, Henry M. Writing about art. Englewoods Cliff, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 1989. Call number 808.066 S275w
When it is time to gather all of your notes and start writing the paper, avoid the most common mistake - plagiarism. Plagiarism is not only taking large parts of someone else's work and not attributing credit to that author; paraphrasing sections of a work, even using synonyms and citing the work, is also plagiarism.
Even if the ideas are rewritten, the source of the idea must be cited and the author given credit.
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