Statement of Intent.

Topic: For this essay, you will write a focused argument on your assigned topic.  By “focused” I mean NO STATEMENTS OF INTENT (“In this essay I will…” or “This essay discusses…”)!  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 

The rules:

  • 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 you’ve used in the essay.

Statement of Intent