John Charlton

Semester of Creation


Submission Type


Professor Name

Dr. Brandi Bradley

Course Number


Course Title

Composition I

Description of Work

Fountains should be the unofficial, official architectural feature of Kansas City. Some fountains are more prominent and grander than life, while others are simple. When I lived in Kansas City, I would always love to look for fountains and see their many variations in the city. I enjoyed seeing each fountain and how they related to the structures around them. Fountains are an essential feature within this city, and the decision to include fountains in different architectural structures adds character and a distinctive theme to Kansas City.

Description of Assignment

Abstract for The Geographical Area Unofficial but Should Be Official Argument Geographical areas have things they specialize in or are known for. Students were asked to select something from their hometown (either birth home, current home, or aspirational home) and build an argument establishing that what they selected is the unofficial icon of that hometown. Students used the Toulmin Style for their arguments and based them on their own insights as residents of that geographical area. The purpose of the assignment was to ask students to pay attention to the space that shaped them and understand what makes it special.



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