The arts and culture editor at The Columbus Dispatch has invited you, as an OSU student, to write an op-ed article for their website about the recent exhibition Object/Set: Gauri Gill’s Acts of Appearance that has just closed at the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA). The editor at the Dispatch has asked you to focus on the significance of the artist for the documenta 14 exhibition and its main themes and how these themes translate to the context of the CMA as part of the art scene in Columbus, Ohio, specifically in terms of your perspective as a student. They also ask that you illustrate your article with a selection of photographs from the exhibition.
Use of Writing Tools (25%) – your wall-text must show your use of writing tools learned in class (from the Williams reading) across the 3 components.
Drafts 1 and 2: Final Tips First (No Fear, No Internet; Read Aloud, Make Drafts, Know and Define your Audience; Persuasion), Getting Started (Remember the First Time; Three Questions: What is it? What might it mean? Why does it matter to the world at large?); Rules of Grammar (& when to break them); Substantiation (Use Factual and Historical Evidence; Beware of Unsubstantiated Waffle; Extract Visual Evidence, Pay Attention, Follow Your Thinking, Avoid Faulty Cause and Effect) = 20%
Draft 3: Practical ‘How-to’s, part 1 (Be Specific, Flesh Out Descriptions, Keep Artwork in front of you, Avoid abstract ideas – especially when explaining abstract ideas!), Keep abstract word count low, Use Solid Nouns). = 5%