Music Video Comparison Essay

Music Video Comparison Essay

Directions: Type a four-paragraph essay that will compare the similarities of the two music videos presented in class – Jon Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life” and Brian McKnight’s “Back at One.” This essay must be typed and submitted to Turnitin.com by Tuesday before 11:59 pm (October 13th). Links to the music videos can be found on myWCS under the topic tab labeled “Grammar Study Aides.” The videos can also be viewed by watching the class recording from Friday, October 9th under the topic labeled “Zoom Recording Links.”

Grading Rubric

1. Thesis Statement (3 points) _______/3

a. Carefully directs the ideas of the essay
b. Accurately predicts the structure of the essay

2. Introductory Paragraph (4 points) _______/4

a. Engages the reader b. Contains the thesis

3. Body Paragraph 1 (8 points) _______/8

a. Has a clear topic sentence
b. Shows unity in ideas (one main idea and focus)
c. Shows coherence of ideas (transitions, logical order) d. Uses appropriate evidence in support of the main idea

4. Body Paragraph 2 (8 points) _______/8

a. Has a clear topic sentence
b. Shows unity in ideas (one main idea and focus)
c. Shows coherence of ideas (transitions, logical order) d. Uses appropriate evidence in support of the main idea

5. Conclusion (4 points) _______/4

a. Reaffirms main points, but is not too redundant b. Ties up the paper with a thought-provoking ending

6. Conventions (2 points) _______/2

a. Correct grammar b. Correct punctuation

Total _______/30

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