ENGL120 Cuyamaca Diego Rivero’s Hands Of Dr. Moore Mural


Employing skills learned throughout the semester, students will write a research paper

incorporating summarized and directly quoted material from at least five (5) varied types of

sources into an organized, well-documented six- to eight-page research paper with a focused

thesis statement.

In the paper, students will . . .

Describe the work of art in detail in the first body paragraph

Explain why and how it is important to San Diego or the greater art community

Argue that the work of art must be preserved, protected, and/or restored.

Within the paper, students must also employ skills practiced throughout the semester to

incorporate a counter-argument and refute it with convincing evidence. Students might consider

beginning the paper with the counter-argument and developing body paragraphs as the


In the conclusion, remind readers of your main point—that the work of art must be kept because

it is important to San Diego—and persuade readers to take action in a “call to action” to protect


When writing the paper, create a logical audience: a board of trustees whose job it is to decide

which buildings and public works of art deserve to be protected and preserved and how much

money will be spent to do so.