This resource will help students entered for the Level 3 Music Works standard or for Scholarship write essays that answer questions accurately and in detail.

The model answers within the resource are from
Carnival of the Animals, but the information can be easily applied to any music work or topic.

Essay writing overview


The four essential components of a good essay on a music work or topic

Essay writing topic words

The resource contains information on:

  • Task words
  • Topic words
  • Limiting words

Essay writing step 1

Student tasks are scaffolded. For this task, students write a paragraph using the information given.

Later tasks require students to decide what information should be included.

Essay writing conclusion

The concluding paragraph can often be the difference between an excellent or a mediocre essay.

The resource consists of:
Student workbook (11 pages)

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