The Soundtrack of Your Life Intro Writing Assignment
Music has become an integral part of human existence. It motivates us, calms us, inspires us, at times irritates us, and basically becomes the backdrop against which we live our lives. Songs can bring vivid memories of persons, places, and events from our own past and serve to document our thoughts, feelings, and emotions at a given time or place. They can even describe bits and pieces of our personality.
Part II Assignment: You have at least ten events chosen and songs picked out to accompany each event. Just as music producers do, try to create a progression in the sequence of your chosen songs. For example, your songs might be listed in the chronological order of the events they document, or they might be mixed together so that all of the slow songs are not back-to-back. DO NOT just list them randomly. Put some thought into the order of your songs and the complete package you are presenting.
Song Title and Artist Connection to Life
Track 1 ______________________________________ ________________________
Track 2 ______________________________________ ________________________
Track 3 ______________________________________ ________________________
Track 4 ______________________________________ ________________________
Track 5 ______________________________________ ________________________
Track 6 ______________________________________ ________________________
Track 7 ______________________________________ ________________________
Track 8 ______________________________________ ________________________
Track 9 ______________________________________ ________________________
Track 10 ______________________________________ ________________________
Part III Assignment: Now that you have created the imaginary soundtrack to your life, write an essay that explains why you chose the particular songs that you did. For THREE songs from your soundtrack you will need to reflect on the experiences, persons, places, etc. that inspired this selection. Obviously you will also need to explain who you are as a person and then offer some type of reflection upon the imaginary album as a whole. Again, for the purposes of this assignment, be sure that this essay is school appropriate. Make sure you include at least one set of lyrics from song (school appropriate) to help back up your information. NOTE: The whole song does not have to completely apply to your life – If the title works and there are one or two lyrics that work – then use that! Use the outline on the back to help you construct this essay. You need to cover each topic listed in the appropriate number of paragraphs; however the questions listed are only there to help you begin thinking about the topic. You do not need to answer each and every question or any of the questions as long as you have sufficiently explained the topic of each section. For reflective writing, longer is usually better! Your goal for this paper is 3 to 4 pages, double-spaced, 12pt font, Times New Roman.
INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH —Explanation of yourself and album *Consider this an about me section – this is your chance to make a first impression This paragraph is basically a brief autobiography:
Who are you?
Where are you from?
Where are you now? Etc. etc.
Introduce the name of your Album and why it is appropriate (IT IS THE THEMATIC ELEMENT that connects your paper
Topic #2—Explanation for three songs on the soundtrack
Be sure to explain:
What is the