Analysis and synthesis of research is required to produce a paper that satisfies this assignment. Thesis Statement The paper must include a thesis statement.

 Within the first paragraph, this thesis statement communicates the ‘big idea’ to the reader and, then in future paragraphs, is backed up by evidence / research. 

To formulate the thesis statement, helpful questions might be: In studying the architecture, what have you noticed? 

What questions or ideas have begun to formulate? 

What would I like to prove about the architecture in my paper?