Family Tv show Analysis

  1. Write a detailed sentence outline for an analytical essay using information from your notes on the TV show you watched and from discussion in the TV Show Discussions. 
  2. Please review the information on Outlines in Unit 2: Writing Resources for Unit 2. Make sure you use   (Links to an external site.)MLA format. (All your papers must use this format.) 
  3. This outline is a close analysis that will use specific supporting examples from the episodes you watched. You may also include quotes or paraphrases from the selected readings, as long as you cite them correctly.  Note: I will not accept general summaries of the shows.
  4. Your sentence outline should:
    1. Have a clear introduction, body and conclusion
    1. Include the titles of the shows and the episodes (accurately cited according to MLA) (Note: show titles are underlined or italicized and episodes are within quotation marks)
    1. Include a clear thesis statement in the Introduction (See sample thesis statement above). 
    1. Topic sentences for each body paragraph that make arguments that support the thesis
    1. Provide, under the topic sentence, specific supporting examples from the episodes (and, optionally, quotes/paraphrases from the readings)
    1. Include a conclusion that is related to the thesis
  5. Save your outline as  and submit it as a file upload. 

NOTE: Please submit an outline and NOT a rough draft of the essay.