Include at least three illustrations – plans, maps, photographs, drawings, etc. – images that reinforce your text. All illustrations should be grouped together at the end of the paper and referenced in the body of the paper where relevant (as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). Illustrations should be captioned and clearly labeled with source, date, etc.

The purpose of this assignment is to employ writing as a tool of inquiry into the many forces that shape a particular landscape. Much like the environmental design process itself, writing involves the creative synthesis of ideas and the critical analysis of contextual information. By examining the history of a particular site, interpret and reflect upon the built landscape as a cultural product.

Your paper should consist of approximately 2000 words, on double-spaced pages, 1” margin all around, 12-point font, hard copy. Write the word count in the lower left hand corner on the final page. (MS Word displays word count in the bottom banner of your document.)

Your writing should have a clear direction; all points should be addressed. Cut loose any tangents in your outline or first draft that don’t advance your thesis. Revising is not so much a matter of correction as it is a matter of discovering the strength of your text. Is it logically consistent? What needs to be added? Do you need to rewrite your thesis, or add topic sentences?

Include at least three illustrations – plans, maps, photographs, drawings, etc. – images that reinforce your text. All illustrations should be grouped together at the end of the paper and referenced in the body of the paper where relevant (as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). Illustrations should be captioned and clearly labeled with source, date, etc.