Music connects us to time and place. For instance, many of us may
remember a song that comforted us during a difficult time or what was playing
during a happy occasion like a graduation or engagement. Despite our varying
tastes, the one constant is that music plays a role in times of comfort and
This week’s writing Assignment asks you to consider what songs are
important to you and why. You can think of this as defining the soundtrack of
your own life. In 750–1000 words, consider and explain the role of music in your
life story. You must incorporate a connection to the Unit 7 Janaro course text
reading material; as such, incorporate APA citations throughout the analysis,
and a references section at the end of your analysis.
Please use essay format, with an introductory paragraph and thesis
statement; supporting paragraphs; and a concluding paragraph. For each of the following categories,
you must include at least one specific song and artist. In your analysis,
consider the following:
- What music do you associate with childhood? How did/does this
music make you feel? How do your choices reflect your childhood experiences?
Include at least one specific song/artist for this category.
- What music do you associate with adolescence? Was this music a
way to fit in or rebel? Include at least one specific song/artist for this
- What music do you associate with comfort? How do these songs help
you deal with disappointment or stress? Include at least one specific
song/artist for this category.
- What music do you associate with happiness? Why? Include at least
one specific song/artist for this category.
Your essay should be double-spaced and include a title page in APA
format. The title page does not count in the word count for the Assignment.
Complete the project using the Microsoft Word template in Doc Sharing.
Incorporate APA citations throughout the analysis as well as a
references section at the end of the analysis. (The references section does NOT
count towards the required word count for the Unit 7 Assignment.) Review the APA
quick reference guide on the left-hand sidebar under course home for APA
HU300 Unit 7 music assignment template.docx