Focus: Focus not only on a single television show but also on a single aspect of the show (e.g. gender relationships, violence, etc.).

Purpose: Offer the audience a reason for your analysis. Are you trying to convince them the show might be influencing their thinking negatively? That the show is actually more worthwhile than they think? That the show is actually a positive influence on culture? In sum, how do you want your audience to "read" your analysis and what do you want them to do with it?

Development: This paper asks you to make claims about three, related, aspects of the analysis: a cultural myth or norm; the show itself; and its effect on viewers. While the majority of your proof will come from the show itself, the other two claims (about culture and the effect on viewers) need to be supported as well.

Audience: Remember your audience includes not only current viewers of the show but also potential viewers. Provide enough detail so that both audiences can follow your examples.

Cohesion: One of the most difficult part of this paper will be demonstrating that your examples from the show actually prove your claim about its relationship to culture. Make sure your transitions make clear connections between your thesis and the proof offered.