Expository Writing Topic: Academic
Directions for Writing:
Think of two songs from two different genres (rap, country, heavy metal, etc.) which you
List the song titles and artists:
Write a 4-5 paragraph essay comparing and contrasting these two specific songs.
Focus on similarities and differences in rhythm, lyrics, mood, or other qualities about the
two songs. You may focus on specific examples (lines) from the songs (please make sure
featured lyrics are school appropriate), but do not print and feature the entire song(s)
within your essay. Be sure to include a thorough introduction and conclusion.
Papers should be written in Microsoft Word or be brought in on a thumbdrive/flashdrive.
We will be using the online essay grader so you can get instant feedback on your essay.
You will then be able to fix any issues and/or errors with your paper.
We will have 1 day to type. Make sure that you bring in a rough draft to type, or
you may type a finished essay into the essay grade for instant feedback.
PAPERS ARE DUE ON OCTOBER 15TH!