Argument essay

Compare
and contrast the representation of immigrants in My
Ántonia and the coal miners
(immigrants, African-Americans, and others) in Kettle Bottom. What
challenges do they face in both works? How do they succeed or fail in the face
of those challenges? Be sure to discuss multiple characters in both works.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Paper
is to be five pages long, double-spaced, 12-point font, margins according to
MLA format.  No more, no less.

 

Please
staple your paper together. Number pages beginning with the number two
in the upper right corner of the second page of text.  Do not use a title page.

 

If
you cite secondary sources, be sure to use parenthetical documentation and
include a list of works cited, according to MLA format.

 

ESSAY
WRITING TIPS
:

Consult
a writing handbook to answer questions about grammar and sentence structure.

Have
a thesis.  Be sure that your paper
has a clearly defined main point or line of argument.

All
papers should have a title.

Avoid
extensive plot summary as you can assume that your audience is familiar
with the text you are discussing.

All
quotations should be preceded by an appropriate introductory phrase.

Analyze
quotations and keep them short.

Avoid
cliches.

Proofread.  Careless errors are distracting and diminish
your credibility as a writer.