ASSIGNMENT DETAILS: Essay Four builds on Essay Three and is an MLA-formatted, 8-10 argumentative research essay on a focused aspect of U.S. immigration. Your argumentative research essay will bring your ideas together with source ideas to support a focused and debatable main claim. It will demonstrate the essential skills for writing academic essays that we’ve practiced this semester.
SOURCES: Essay Four will rely on Readings One-Six from Weeks Nine-Eleven that you’ve analyzed and produced rhetorical precis for and on the discussion readings assigned for Roll Call Posts during Weeks Ten-Twelve. This was our work for Essay Three. In addition, Essay Four will rely on an additional FOUR sources, one of which will be from a JOURNAL ARTICLE.
Newton, Lisa, “Introduction: The Power of a Good Story,” pp. 1-4
Lopez, Gustavo, “Key Findings about U.S. Immigrants,” pp. 1-11
Borjas, George, “The Immigration Debate We Need,” pp. 1-7
Douthat, Ross, “The Necessary Immigration Debate,” pp. 1-6
“Celebrities Reveal Their Immigrant Stories in Six Powerful Words“
Vargas, Jose Antonio, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” pp. 1-13
A Lending Library of Independent Research Sources, by Theme [Optional]
Definitions & General Information
BBC News, “DACA Dreamers: What Is This Immigration Debate All About?“
McEvers, Kelly, “What’s Next for 700,000 DACA Recipients As Immigration Debate Breaks Down“
Sanneh, Kelefa, “Untangling the Immigration Debate“
Gonyea, Don, “The GOP’s Evolution on Immigration”
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