For the English test I’m taking, we have to write 250-300 word essays expressing opinions. The prompts usually deal with social matters such as:
“Should children be allowed to work?”,
“Does money make people happy?”,
“Some people think cigarettes should be banned, others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.”
Is there any resources on how to develop and present ideas on these types of discursive writing? Some model, well-written pieces would be great. I want to make my essays as succinct and persuasive as possible.
So throughout my youth I was classically trained, and can play the Clarinet, Piano, and am learning the guitar and violin. I learned some stuff about music theory at the most basic level during middle/high school but its all fuzzy and I’m having issues hearing the notes/intervals, and most importantly, how to actually create music, evoke emotion, and even write lyrics (although I have some written down).
So I guess I need help finding my sound, better understanding intervals and music theory, and writing music.