7 Easy Steps to Compose an Excellent Music Essay

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7 Easy Steps to Compose an Excellent Music Essay

An essay is a piece of writing which is often written from the author’s person point of view. An essay can either be informative, critic or argumentative as this will depend on the reason why the essay is being composed. Excellent music essay must meet all steps that are followed when composing an essay.

Research is the first step to consider when writing an essay. Research involves the visiting different articles, journals, books, internet and other sources that may be considered beneficial and rich in information required to complete the essay. Taking notes is recommended as this will help the author brainstorm and get the required amount of word to complete the essay. In some cases, the topic can be familiar to the author and opt to start wring right away without any guidelines, this has been the reason why most authors fail to achieve the expected quality of the essay and might not give the reader the desired meaning and understanding.

Analysis is the second step in composing an excellent music essay. Analysis will require and depend entirely on the points that ware taken while researching. Collected points will be analyzed and the author will define the claims, reasons and evidences used in the easy to guide him write his essay. Learning how to compose and essay begins with leaning how to analyze essays composed by other authors. Every essay requires a personal brilliancy in composition for uniqueness and originality.

Thesis is another important aspect in composing an essay. All the gathered information must be pined down to form a clear assertion on what the author wants to write. This will help in defining clearly the message that wants to be aired through the essay. Thesis will help the reader understand where the author is heading and the message he wants to give in a single but concentrated sentence. A good essay must have a good thesis statement.

Outline is also important in a essay. This will help in organizing the ideas and will also help the reader understand what the essay is about. Outline acts as a map to the essay and helps the author in writing an organized work without forgetting any vital information that may affect the flow and taste of the essay.

After the essay is outlined, it can be introduced. The introduction is intended to grab the readers’ attention and have his entire mind concentrated in understanding the whole concept of the essay. Thesis will follow in informing the reader what the whole essay is about. The introduction chat is just to bring to attention of the reader the build up of an issue the essay is about. The title and the introduction are the first important element in the essay, it’s just aimed at hooking the readers’ interest, or if not well organized, it can drive away the reader’s interest away.

Paragraphs also play a significant role in an essay. Each paragraph should address a single idea that supports thesis statement. The first sentence introduces the idea and expands as the paragraph proceeds. The idea must be supported and evidenced within the paragraph. Each paragraph intends to speak to the reader as if he was sitting near the author listening.

Conclusion gives a overall wrap-up paragraph of the essay. The conclusion should leave the author with a memorable and interesting thought that will call him to action. The paragraph is aimed at making sure the reader understands the whole essay and is reminded what the essay intended him to do.


Warburton, N. (2006) The basics of essay writing. Routledge.

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