Argument essay (mini research paper) about immigration( specific topics included in instructions)
Select one topic only:
1. Write a documented argument essay for or against illegal immigrants receiving social services, for example, food stamps, welfare, and medical care.
2. Write a documented argument essay in favor of or against the Great Wall of America between Mexico and the United States.
3. Write a documented argument essay supporting or opposing Arizonas new stringent immigration law. (Read more At least fiteen additional states are taking steps to implement this law.)
4. Write a documented argument essay for or against the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors).
a? Your argument essay (mini research paper) must be 750 -1000 words, typed, double spaced.
a? Your essay must have an introduction, at least body three paragraphs, and a conclusion.
a? Get organized before you begin to write.
a? You must include correctly documented quotes and correctly documented paraphrases or summaries from four good outside sources. Note: Remember to enclose the exact words of your sources in “quotation marks.
a? Use MLA rules for documenting your sources and formatting your paper.
a? You must use in-text citations each time you use the words or ideas of your sources in the essay.
a? You must include your works cited list at the end of your essay (for help, use the Bedford Bibliographer). Include the URL for online sources( use reliable, and current websites). Scan and attach pages from print sources.
a? Use sources to support your own ideas. Of course, you are expected to use expert opinion, facts, statistics, and other information you find in your research.
In addition to proofreading for spelling, grammar, and usage and making sure you use clear and simple language, ask yourself the following:
1. Have I included the correct MLA Identifying information? (Sample image)
2. Have I included my last name and page number on the top right side of each page?
3. Is the title of my essay moderately informative?
4. Do I have an interesting introduction?
5. Is my thesis statement clearly stated at the end of the introduction?
6. Does each body paragraph begin with a topic sentence that directly relates to the thesis statement?
7. Does each body paragraph have specific supporting details?
8. Are all generalizations supported by specific details?
9. When I have used source material, have I introduced the quotations I am using that is, will the reader know why the quote is significant?
10. Have I enclosed the exact words of my source in “quotation marks”?
11. Have I included an in-text citation each time I use a source?
12. Does my in-text citation lead the reader directly to the first few words of the complete work cited entry on my list?
13. Are my quotations too long; am I including irrelevant information? (Dont do this!)
14. Is my conclusion redundant? (Dont simply repeat your thesis; thats boring!)
15. Have I included a correctly documented Works Cited list (image) for all the sources cited in my paper?