A succinct, clear, opening position sentence.
Engagement with the specific content of the readings, through carefully chosen, brief quotes from the text, or a clear use of the text’s central concepts in its own words.
Concentrate on the most essential points of the text and their broader implications.
An example that illuminates the concept’s utility, which can be taken from lectures.
Tight connections between concept and example.
Use precise language that analyses the specific qualities of your example, whether an actual garment, a representation of it, or a wearing of it.
Correct spelling, grammar, and word choice.
Logical and cumulative order of points (avoid rambling and repetition.)
Use no more than 2 quotations and keep quotations at a maximum of 100 words.
Include all citations as footnotes following the Chicago Manual of Style.
A conclusion that does more than repeat any other part of the paper.