ESSAY PROJECT #1: Human Form In Early Civilization----at Minimum Three (3) Pages.

Essay 1 Instructions

ESSAY PROJECT #1: Human Form in Early Civilization


All early civilizations – prehistoric, Near East, Egyptian, Aegean, and Roman – attempted to represent the human figure within their art. Within this essay, provide a comprehensive analysis of the similarities and differences in the representation of the human form in these early depictions. Address not only the artistic portrayal of the human body, but also how these art forms were significant within the culture in which they were created. Provide specific artwork examples (including identifying data, such as titles or source references) throughout your essay.

Writing Requirements:

  • Length must meet at minimum three (3) pages.
    • Please note: The full length of written content MUST be three pages long, not including any author information (such as written in the upper right by MLA style)
  • Provide three (3) sources for your entry

    • Wikipedia and other non-academic websites will not be accepted for this criteria.
    • Acceptable sources may be located from the following:
      • their textbook
      • Academic and scholarly journals
      • smarthistory.org
      • Museum websites – such as those linked on this page: http://www.artcyclopedia.com/museums-us.html
    • The sources above are merely suggestions of where credible sources could be found, and should not be mistaken as always acceptable. Please use proper academic discretion to determine if your source is appropriate. If you have any questions regarding this, please review this website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/553/01/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.or speak with your local librarian.
  • Cite academic articles, books, or other

    research at sources of your conclusions.
    • Citations may be written in APA or MLA style. Refer to the Ivy Tech Writing Guide for examples of citations commonly used.
    • In-text citations and a full resource(s) citation must be included.
    • See the citation resources in “Resources” area for information specific to art citations.
  • Thoroughly address all aspects of the prompt.
  • Use proper terminology as presented in the textbook.

Plagiarism: Please review the syllabus statement regarding academic honesty and plagiarism. 


This assignment will be graded with a rubric. You should be able to see the rubric when you access the assignment's submission area. Please review the rubric and ensure that your submission meets the standards of the assignment before submitting.

Essay RubricEssay Rubric
This criterion

is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopical Insight
Proficient: Student thoroughly addresses all aspects of the prompt and demonstrates critical thinking by using resources to support their own, unique thoughts.23.0 ptsCompetent: Student addresses the majority of the prompt. Ideas presented rely heavily on evidence obtained from supporting sources.14.0 ptsNovice: Student fails to address the majority of the prompt. Student shows a minimal amount of critical thought and personal conclusions regarding the prompt.0.0 pts
23.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSources & Citations
Proficient: Student uses three (3) sources and cites them properly both in the body of the paper (in-text citations) and in the works cited.19.0 ptsCompetent: Student uses three (3) sources, but does not properly cite them either in-text

and/or in the works cited.11.0 pts
Novice: Student uses less than three (3) sources. and/or Citations are drastically lacking in accuracy (i.e. student uses only hyperlinks in works cited)0.0 pts
19.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSequence of Ideas
Proficient: Reading the essay is easy. The student writes in a manner that allows his/her ideas to flow clearly and effectively from idea to idea. The order of content is logical.15.0 ptsCompetent: Reading the essay is somewhat challenging. The sequence of ideas needs some adjustment. Some ideas seem "out of place" within the essay, but the overall intent is understood.9.0 ptsNovice: Reading the essay is difficult. Ideas are presented with an unclear sequence of thought. Major revision is needed to improve the presentation of

ideas.0.0 pts
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting Mechanics
Proficient: No grammar, punctuation, capitalization, or spelling mistakes were found. Student properly formats artwork titles. High academic quality.10.0 ptsCompetent: Minimal grammar, punctuation, capitalization, or spelling mistakes found. Student forgets to italicize artwork titles. Average academic quality.6.0 ptsNovice: Frequent grammar, punctuation, capitalization, or spelling mistakes. Student does not provide artwork titles. Poor academic quality.0.0 pts
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength
Proficient: The submitted essay presents three (3) FULL pages of content and takes into consideration space lost by embedded images and/or heading information (in MLA

format).8.0 pts
Competent: The submitted essay is two (2) or more pages in length, but not quite the required three (3) pages. The student forgot to add length to his/her submission to account for space used by embedded images or formatting requirements.5.0 ptsNovice: The submitted essay is noticeably shorter than the required length. Student does not attempt to meet this requirement.0.0 pts
8.0 pts
Total Points: 75.0 

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