Statement of Intent.
Topic: For this essay, you will write a focused argument on your assigned topic. By â€œfocusedâ€ I mean NO STATEMENTS OF INTENT (â€œIn this essay I willâ€¦â€ or â€œThis essay discussesâ€¦â€)! You must assert a point/idea/stance in the thesis statement, which will come at the end of your introduction.
Topic: listening to music and health
- You must have ONLY four or five body paragraphs (for a total of six or seven paragraphs). Focus your thesis in a way that allows you to exhaust your point in that much space.
- You must reference each of THREE of your sources as a quote and as a paraphrase in the essay. Note that you are arguing a point and NOT simply summarizing the sources (you already did that in the Annotated Bib), so you cannot simply dedicate one paragraph to each source.
- Your topic sentences must reflect aspects of your argument.
- You must use proper APA signal phrases and in-text citation, and you must include a References page at the end of the essay that includes the three sources youâ€™ve used in the essay.