Throughout the process of learning how to draw in one-point perspective, I have learned many things, however to me, the most important of the skills that I have learned has been the skill of looking at an object as though I have never seen it before. In one-point perspective, it is key that all of the lines are either orthogonal, completely horizontal, or completely vertical. To accomplish this, one must look at the object as though it were a foreign landscape, and learning how to train my artist's eye to do this was crucial to my success in finishing my drawing.
After some practice in this skill, I was able to more easily and efficiently complete my drawings, because I no longer had to erase and redraw multiple times in order to fit what my mind was picturing, rather than the object in front of me. For a previous assignment in particular, in which we were tasked to draw a shoe, this made the process much more enjoyable for me, as I liked the challenge of having to map out this "new" object.
If I were to re-do this assignment, the one thing that I would change would be my use of in-class work periods. I spent the large majority of my time finishing homework for other classes, or just goofing off, and that could have helped me maximize my in-class resources (such as the wall itself!). However, I do tend to work better on my own time, and I was able to complete the project with minimal issues at my home.
My advice to anyone who is beginning a one-point perspective drawing or class with no previous knowledge is to practice, over and over, how to look at an object as though it was foreign, and then break it down into orthogonal, horizontal, and vertical lines. This skill, in my opinion, is the most important one when drawing in one point perspective, and greatly sped up the process, while at the same time adding a fun challenge. It makes one-point perspective much more enjoyable, and is vital to your success.
For this project, Ms. Hull's one-point perspective slide deck with detailed instructions about how to draw the wall of the art room facing Arch Street was the most helpful resource. Its explanations taught me how to do the windows and doors, which proved useful when I was at home completing the project. As she was not here, the slide deck served as my teacher, and I recommend it to anyone who attempts to draw anything in one-point perspective, as it provides useful tips.