Refine your arguments in this draft. Be aware of the flow of ideas and connections between paragraphs. Consult a style manual to see how to do your citations in the body of the paper and how to construct the bibliography or works cited page (ask your teacher which manual they prefer, the Chicago Manual of Style is often used for writing about music). Read this draft aloud. Critique this draft for the flow of ideas, correct punctuation, and grammar. Read it again as if you were the professor. Are the paragraphs connecting the ideas? Look for short, choppy sentences and long, rambling sentences. Refine any areas that sound disjointed when you read it aloud. Does your paper now have an opening thesis statement/paragraph that introduces what the paper is about? Does the body of the paper contain all of the information that you decided was important during your reading and research? Does the paper now have a concluding paragraph that ties everything together?