Write a 5 page essay in which you make a researched argument on the topic of “Music and Its Influence” Select one of the topics listed below.
· For this assignment, write a descriptive and informative essay about an issue in music and the music industry. Be creative in choosing your topic – pursue something that is of interest to you! Here are some possible topics:
o how a particular band/performer or genre of music influenced the American and/or world music scene
o a social issue that’s related to music, such as how a particular technology (like iPod or YouTube) influences the music industry
o music from another country
o the business of music
o the value of music education
o music therapy
o music in movies
Your essay must clearly convey the urgency of the issue. In addition, as with all argument essays, you need to clearly communicate what is at stake (in other words, “So what?”) so the reader will care about what you have written.
· include quotes and paraphrases (within the text) from at least three (5) academic research appropriate sources; you will definitely need to research your topic for support.
· clear thesis, clear description of the problem, effective argument, and a convincing explanation of what’s at stake
· between (5-7 pages); use at least three (5) in-text citations; use at least five (5) sources for your “References” page.
· effective introduction and conclusion paragraphs
· title that accurately describes your essay
· a clear organization – grouping of ideas and order of ideas
· free of major grammatical and spelling errors
· APA documentation (for all in-text citations and the References page); essays submitted without a “References” page will be given an automatic F.