To prepare for this assignment,
consider the following guidelines for selecting the genres and issues to
Consider which issues tend to be major themes in music.
Analyze how consistently the genres portray certain
issues. You may find that many texts within a certain genre address one
issue with great uniformity, while they differ for other issues. Although
your paper should recognize differences between specific texts within a
genre (do not attempt to gloss them over), you should overall aim to
characterize the genre as a whole.
Since the paper will have a comparison/contrast
analysis, look for genres between which you expect to find either strong
differences or similarities.
In a 1-page paper, write 2 or 3 paragraphs
explaining the genres and the issues you plan to analyze and the factors that
influenced your decision. Support your assertions by
making at least 2 references, in proper APA format, to relevant academic