Hi, I have a few questions on visual arts EE:
1. Can I circle specific parts of the original artworks to emphasize the part that I want to talk about? (Using Paint or by hand.) I have described it in the text, but the point can be more clearly seen visually, I think.
2. Do the diagram captions count in the word count?
3. Should I cite in MLA?
4. Can I use endnotes instead of footnotes? Footnotes just make formatting so much harder, especially when trying to fit an image.
5. Also, the images often have to go on a separate page because they are very big, meaning that sometimes I'd have to leave some blank spaces. Would that be penalized in the formatting section?
Question 3: You don't have to cite in MLA, you can cite sources in any academically recognized citation style. So you can use styles like MLA, APA, Chicago, or basically any type of citation style out there. Just make sure that you choose ONE style and you stick with it throughout, or you may get marked down in some criterion.
Question 4: As long as you do the proper formatting and give the right information, you can use endnotes. Just make sure that you keep up appearance. Honestly, footnotes are easier to use than endnotes, in my opinion.
Question 5: I'm not so sure about this so you may have to check with someone else, but if it's a major major part of your essay to have the picture in the actual paper, then it's okay to have some white spaces. You're advisor may ask you to put the pictures in the Appendix if they're too obstructive, but he/she probably won't.
Edited by JoeGuff, Dec 04, 2010 - 16:16.