Years ago my students asked me for extra credit work. Hearkening back to my time in college when each music class I took we were required to write a concert report. My professors never gave me any guidelines for what to write about which made a simple assignment more taxing to complete. As I went through teacher education I decided to create a report template for my students since I never had one.
I had several students complete these reports and on the whole they were able to complete them very well and it was clear that they paid more attention to the performance they were attending .