Art Reflection

Grading

Before you submit your reflection, take a little more time to proofread your work to make sure that what you write actually conveys what you intend to say. Your answers must be clearly-written, well-supported, grammatically correct, and free of spelling and punctuation errors. This is a college level assignment!

Earn a High Grade

  1. Before you submit this assignment, read all the instructions, as well as the rubric.
  2. Write concise and complete sentences that clearly convey what you intend to say.
  3. Write in third person, present tense. Do not say “I” or refer to yourself.
  4. Start with an outline. Organize what you plan to say before you write.
  5. Support your statements with careful observations about the work of art.
  6. Include your own insights that support your key points.
  7. Have someone else read your work before you submit it.

Requirements

Your paper must have all three parts described in the instructions for this assignment:

Part 1 – Opening Description

Describe the work as you would to someone who hasn’t seen it.

Part 2 – Topic Sentence

Write one clear and concise sentence.

Part 3 – Visual Analysis

Thoroughly describe the use of a single visual element or design principle. Focus on only one visual element or design principle

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Rubric

Final Reflection: Visual Analysis

Final Reflection: Visual Analysis

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 1 – Description

25.0 pts

Exemplary

Writing is very descriptive and evokes a rich and complete image in the reader’s mind. Different areas of the work have been thoroughly described.

20.0 pts

Good

Different areas of the work have been described, but the writing does not evoke a rich and complete image in the reader’s mind.

15.0 pts

Inconsistent

Different areas of the work have not been thoroughly described. The writing does not evoke a rich and complete image in the reader’s mind.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 2 – Topic Sentence

25.0 pts

Exemplary

Strong and concise topic sentence that clearly states how a specific visual element or design principle is used to reinforce the power, meaning, emotion, or mood in the work of art.

20.0 pts

Good

Adequate topic sentence that clearly states a specific visual element or design principle, but does not clearly convey how it is used to reinforce the power, meaning, emotion, or mood in the work of art.

15.0 pts

Inconsistent

Topic sentence does not clearly state a specific visual element or design principle, and does not clearly convey how it is used to reinforce the power, meaning, emotion, or mood in the work of art.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 3 – Formal Analysis

25.0 pts

Exemplary

Formal analysis is forceful, creative, insightful, and consistently supports the topic sentence. It includes at least five specific supporting observations that clearly describe how the artist used the visual element or design principle in different areas within the artwork.

20.0 pts

Good

Formal analysis adequately supports the topic sentence, but lacks force and insight. It includes at least three supporting observations that describe how the artist used the visual element or design principle in different areas within the artwork.

15.0 pts

Inconsistent

Formal analysis is not relevant or does not adequately support the topic sentence. It includes less than three supporting observations that describe how the artist used the visual element or design principle in different areas within the artwork.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity and Writing

25.0 pts

Exemplary

Writing is grammatically and mechanically correct and communicates clearly. Prose is polished and shows signs of careful revision and development.

20.0 pts

Good

Few grammatical, mechanical, spelling and punctuation errors, but with some awkward passages. Does not demonstrate substantial revision or refinement.

15.0 pts

Inconsistent

Significant difficulties with grammar, mechanics, careless spelling errors and incorrect punctuation. These make many important points difficult to follow.

25.0 pts

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