Essay Template

From an argumentative essay to a written analysis — use this template for clear and focused assessment instructions.

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Copy this template and paste it into your Cadmus Assignment Instructions by clicking Copy this template. Adapt it to suit your task description, and attach the relevant resources.

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Architecture Essay

Requirements
Final Your final is due on Fri 17th May at 11:59pm
Draft Your draft is due on Fri 3rd May at 11:59pm
Weighting It’s worth 25% of the unit
Word Limit 2000 words; excluding references
Referencing You are required to follow APA
Instructions

🎯 Purpose

As you prepare to work in the architecture industry, it’s important to understand the implications of your work on people and natural environments. Through this essay you will develop your knowledge of sustainable architectural practices, along with your academic writing skills.

✏️ Essay Prompt

Discuss the importance of sustainability in modern architecture

Through your essay, you must:

  • assess current sustainability practices in modern architecture
  • discuss a building that exhibits sustainability practices (include an image)
  • refer to 3 relevant case studies discussed in lectures
  • use at least 5 academic sources to support your arguments

💡 Additional Information

To help you complete this assignment successfully, the following resources have been provided. These include:

  • Marking Rubric to understand the assessment criteria (in Resources)
  • Checklist: How to write an Essay that provides a step-by-step guide for completing this assignment (below)
  • Essay Structure which you can use to plan and structure your submission (in Resources)
  • Academic Essay Tip Sheet for more information on academic writing and forming arguments
  • Example Essay to give you and idea of what a high quality submission looks like (in Resources)

✅ Checklist: How to write an Essay

Copy and paste this checklist into the Notes tab in Cadmus. Mark off items as you step through the process of writing your essay.

Step 1 - Background

Step 2 - Research

Step 3 - Thesis Statement

Step 4 - Plan

Step 5 - Draft

Step 6 - Write

Step 7 - Review

Resources
Marking Rubric
Essay Tip Sheet
Essay Structure
Example Essay