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I need to write an essay on music with 3 supports to my thesis.

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This is a fairly standard essay setup. Your task is to come up with a thesis and support it in three ways. This would create the standard five paragraph student essay. The first paragraph is your introduction with thesis statement. The next three paragraphs contain your three supporting arguments, and the final paragraph is your conclusion. Based on the essay prompt provided in this eNotes question, the essay thesis is wide open. On one hand, this is nice because it gives you a lot of different directions that you could possibly take for your thesis and essay. On the other hand, it's frustrating because the prompt offers very little guidance.

My first piece of advice is to figure out what argument you want to make about music. You have to argue something in a thesis. It can't be a statement of fact, because then there is nothing to prove and support. You could argue that music is beneficial. You could argue that it is distracting. You could argue that modern day artists are simply taking old...

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