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Ceramics Research

Helpful links to resources for students of ceramics.

Steps to Writing Your Thesis

1. Concept Mapping(freely brainstorming keywords/concepts)

Add words as you continue to research.

2. Outlining(identifying relationships between the keywords/concepts)

Develop working thesis. What questions does the thesis raise?

 

3. Drafting(writing your thoughts about each concept)

How does what you are writing support the thesis?

 

4. Editing(looking over the draft and revising it so your meaning is clear)

 

5. Proofreading(getting the mechanics of grammar and style right)

 

Concept Map

Firing                    Molding            Pot

                                      

                Plate                    earthenware

                                            texture

                              Porcelain       

            Greece                            slip

 

            Vitrification                silica

        Bowl                                pinching

 

                Clay               

                        lusterware

Stoneware

                            Porcelain

Iron oxide    throwing

                                China

            color        England              decoration

Vessel                Kiln

 

Kaolin                slip-casting        plasiticity

        Delftware            copper            red

Selected eBooks from the Decker Library Catalog

Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art | Location: 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217 | Mailing: 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

Research Help: 410-225-2273 / refer@mica.edu | General Questions: 410-225-2272 / circ@mica.edu

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