#1
Ok, so i deffinatley need some help.
for my elglish final I am writing a research paper on music. I have nothing going for it right now...

i tried finding a way to make it about something modern, and something interesting. but everything i submit to my teacher he rejects and says "thats a report, not a research paper"

so i need a thesis, something i can prove or a statement i can defend.

I NEED HELP
ive been in a ****pile of personal disaster so i really am having trouble focusing on my schoolwork. if someone could help me get an idea, something i can work with

i treid finding out where rock music hasnt spread to and why it isnt there, but that topic is crap.

and i was going to do it on how music effects the brain in bringing back memories, but i cant think of something to prove or defend in that topic.

S.O.S!!!
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#2
Why don't you try arguing about rock musics affect on people? And whether the media blaming it for every tragedy (Columbine etc), is legitimate?
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#3
yeah i could
and this new article on UG about the parents blaming emo music on thier daughters suicide would give me a good place to start.
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#4
Yeah, and there's Columbine, the Memphis3, those murders in Italy.

I even remember some newspapers reporting on it when a girl in "Coronation Street" dressed all Goffic.
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#5
Yeah do the positive and negative effects music can have on the brain.

So talk about the positive. Such as listening to music before taking a test can help you do better on the test.

And then talk about the negative. Like listening to rap music and metal music can make you angry, suicidal, blah blah blah


You can also talk about how the music you listen to can alienate someone, such as goths and emos being discriminated against
#6
wtf...your teacher is stupid. reports and research papers are the same. to do a report, YOU NEED RESEARCH!!!!!!!
#7
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wtf...your teacher is stupid. reports and research papers are the same. to do a report, YOU NEED RESEARCH!!!!!!!


Yeah but research papers have to be persuasive and able to be counter pointed. Something that can be defended or opposed.
#8
Why don't you do it on something proper?


I'm sure everyone gets it that you like rock music without you having to rub it in their faces at every possible opportunity.
#9
Why dont you do somethinf along the lines of "why music is so popular", because you will rarely find somebody who doesnt actively listen to music. This would also allow for a brief history of music, from the tribal hunting music of neanderthals, up to the present days evolution to what it has become, both one of the simplest forms of communication (i.e. pop music, with its lyrics which clearly have no thought put into them, aswell as being rewarded for not being able to sing in tune), to soe of the most complex creations such as opera or classical.
Or you could do a report on how music defines a person, for example, without ever seeing or speaking to a person you can usually gauge who they are, for example dance music would create a certain image of someone compared to another person who listens to death metal, etc...
But anyway, just a couple of quick thoughts, hopethey helped.
We'll be washed and buried one day my friend
And the time we were given will be left for the world
The flesh that lived and loved will be eaten by plague
So let the memories be good for those who stay
#10
For my last research paper I wrote about how America points fingers at countries who have used 'terrorist' methods, but how America has had it's own past in using terrorism.

I got an A


@Malakian=God That's still a report, not a research thesis.
#11
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Ok, so i deffinatley need some help.
for my elglish final I am writing a research paper on music. I have nothing going for it right now...

i tried finding a way to make it about something modern, and something interesting. but everything i submit to my teacher he rejects and says "thats a report, not a research paper"

so i need a thesis, something i can prove or a statement i can defend.

I NEED HELP
ive been in a ****pile of personal disaster so i really am having trouble focusing on my schoolwork. if someone could help me get an idea, something i can work with

i treid finding out where rock music hasnt spread to and why it isnt there, but that topic is crap.

and i was going to do it on how music effects the brain in bringing back memories, but i cant think of something to prove or defend in that topic.

S.O.S!!!


S.O.S. indeed.
#12
Talk about the interaction between society and music. Cite important albums or songs that really capture a moment in history, or a general mood or feeling in society(Bob Dylans stuff, Pink Floyd etc.) Make distinctions between music and does not do this. Also talk about the power to express an artists thoughts (the wall) and experiences that sum up the human condition. Does music shape society or does society shape music?
In regards to music in other societies, other cultures have different forms of music, note the influence of music on Bollywood for example (eg. indian rap).
About music and memories, talk to people who grew up in the 60's, 70's, 80's and ask them to identify what songs bring back memories. I would guess that most people may couple a defining moment in their lives with a particular song or album.

sorry for wall of text.
#13
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Talk about the interaction between society and music. Cite important albums or songs that really capture a moment in history, or a general mood or feeling in society(Bob Dylans stuff, Pink Floyd etc.) Make distinctions between music and does not do this. Also talk about the power to express an artists thoughts (the wall) and experiences that sum up the human condition. Does music shape society or does society shape music?
In regards to music in other societies, other cultures have different forms of music, note the influence of music on Bollywood for example (eg. indian rap).
About music and memories, talk to people who grew up in the 60's, 70's, 80's and ask them to identify what songs bring back memories. I would guess that most people may couple a defining moment in their lives with a particular song or album.

sorry for wall of text.


yeah and most importantly how the world stopped for a day when John Lennon was killed.
#15
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S.O.S. indeed.


I was gonna do that, but once I got started I didn't have the patience to finish.
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#17
sorry for typos, and i dont care about caps and stuff when i'm typing in a forum >.>

but i think i'm gonna do it on mental effects of music, and how it's blamed for every little thing.
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#18
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As always...




Hey come on man, I get tired!

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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#20
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sorry for typos, and i dont care about caps and stuff when i'm typing in a forum >.>

but i think i'm gonna do it on mental effects of music, and how it's blamed for every little thing.



You could do that on deaths attributed to Marilyn Manson's music or something, but don't go too much into psychology if it's supposed to be an English paper.
#21
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You know what I'm tired of?

Having to finish myself.

Because it's so hard and I'm so damn impatient as well.


But it is good target practice.


Give me another chance! I can do better! I promise!
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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#23
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But....I'm already seeing this girl....

And by girl, I mean this awesome free porn site I found.

And by seeing, I mean..... well...




Fair enough, there's no way I can compete with regular free porn, let alone awesome free porn.

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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.