Whichever question you answer, interpret it from a particular perspective and with reference to a specific body of material. Do not try to cover everything.
Read and view material widely before starting your work and then decide which texts (written or visual) are the most central to your essay.
Write your essay drawing on specific theoretical approaches and be consistent in this throughout
Consider the ethical dimensions of your subject
Use the introduction to set out your aims, scope and approaches and the central arguments to be addressed.
Develop your argument throughout the essay. Give each paragraph a specific theme or focus.
Illustrate your arguments with well chosen examples/ extracts.
It is better to analyse a few examples/extracts in depth than to try to include a wide range
Balance close analysis of extracts with broader more discursive debate
Strike an appropriate balance between your own arguments and ideas and material from secondary texts. Do not use too many quotes.
Have an effective conclusion. Use your conclusion to draw together the strands of your argument and to summarise. Refer back to what you set out to do in the introduction.
Ensure that your work is appropriately presented and referenced.