identity and heritage

English 101 prompt for Essay # 4
Please write a five-paragraph essay using the studied essays in this section as your support. The overall topic is IDENTITY and HERITAGE. What can also be addressed here is gender and class. We are looking at what these authors know of their history and how that defines them.
Things to considers for your introduction:
What is identity? Is identity understood early in life or is it a life-long process to a conclusion?What is societys role in creating identity? Because of America’s history, how can historically oppressed persons reconcile/realize/re-invent their identity?How important is it that we as Americans understand American history as it really happened? No matter where our people came from, there is still burden and complication coming to a new land. In general, immigrants come to America to seek refuge or asylum, or at least find a better life and create a better life for their children. Things to consider for your conclusion:
How has the establishment kept people (who are not white men) in their places? Have things changed at all in the last 50 years in that regard? 20 years? 3 years? How so? Whose voices are heard? Whose voices should be heard? Why and How?What ethical responsibility do we have to each other? Our family? Our environment? Are we a depraved society that allows failure in this regard?GROUND RULES: Do not use the titles of essays youve read or the authors in your thesis or topic sentences. You must focus on an abstract idea that you analyze, and then use what you have read from the essay book to support your interpretation and explanation of said conceptual idea. Think in THREES, I always say, because you have three body paragraphs that need focus and power. Each body paragraph should cover some aspect of the conceptual idea. Your paper should be around 750+ words or about three or four pages. You should make use of quotes (at least four) and use MLA formatting.
HELPFUL HINTS: Consider journalistic questions as you configure your plan, as well as the rhetorical modes cause and effect and definition. Professional writers you are reading often consider reasons why things occur or consequences of behavior or actions. They also consider redefining an issue or concept in their own terms to help all of us make sense of their way of looking at the concept and their expression about it.
There are plenty of essays within the textbook for you to make use of. Please do not use outside sources.
If you are not clear about how to use them and/or how to reference them both within your paper and on the Works Cited page, refer back to MLA formatting and the pages added from the book on this site. I am hoping by now all of you have the books.
After reading and contemplating the essays assigned and other essays under the themed subtitle Race and Culture, reread the prompt to begin the development of a thoughtful directed essay of your own.
Use MLA formatting.
READ THE DESIGNATED ESSAYS FROM THE BOOK FOR A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO PROCEED. QUOTES FROM THE ESSAYS SHOULD SUPPORT YOUR IDEAS.
This type of prompt only becomes clear if you read and consider the essays offered in the essay book. The more you read, the more leverage you have in proceeding in this assignment. book.
50 Essays page xxii.jpg
An added TED Talk that discusses the idea of identity through images and information.
PROMPT: As indigenous people, people of color, immigrants and women  here in America, how are these authors able to dissect their past and the past of their people to clarify who they have been labeled as, and who they see themselves as now.
Remember, we are talking about America. There are three essays assigned for this essay, but with the 50 Essays book, you are allowed to explore other essays for this assignment. You will find a list of essays under the title Race and Culture on page xxii in the front of the book.
Things to considers for your introduction:
What is identity? Is identity understood early in life or is it a life-long process to a conclusion?What is societys role in creating identity? Because of America’s history, how can historically oppressed persons reconcile/realize/re-invent their identity?How important is it that we as Americans understand American history as it really happened? No matter where our people came from, there is still burden and complication coming to a new land. In general, immigrants come to America to seek refuge or asylum, or at least find a better life and create a better life for their children. Things to consider for your conclusion:
How has the establishment kept people (who are not white men) in their places? Have things changed at all in the last 50 years in that regard? 20 years? 3 years? How so? Whose voices are heard? Whose voices should be heard? Why and How?What ethical responsibility do we have to each other? Our family? Our environment? Are we a depraved society that allows failure in this regard?GROUND RULES: Do not use the titles of essays youve read or the authors in your thesis or topic sentences. You must focus on an abstract idea that you analyze, and then use what you have read from the essay book to support your interpretation and explanation of said conceptual idea. Think in THREES, I always say, because you have three body paragraphs that need focus and power. Each body paragraph should cover some aspect of the conceptual idea. Your paper should be around 750+ words or about three or four pages. You should make use of quotes (at least four) and use MLA formatting.
HELPFUL HINTS: Consider journalistic questions as you configure your plan, as well as the rhetorical modes cause and effect and definition. Professional writers you are reading often consider reasons why things occur or consequences of behavior or actions. They also consider redefining an issue or concept in their own terms to help all of us make sense of their way of looking at the concept and their expression about it.
There are plenty of essays within the textbook for you to make use of. Please do not use outside sources.
If you are not clear about how to use them and/or how to reference them both within your paper and on the Works Cited page, refer back to MLA formatting and the pages added from the book on this site. I am hoping by now all of you have the books.
After reading and contemplating the essays assigned and other essays under the themed subtitle Race and Culture, reread the prompt to begin the development of a thoughtful directed essay of your own.
Use MLA formatting.
READ THE DESIGNATED ESSAYS FROM THE BOOK FOR A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO PROCEED. QUOTES FROM THE ESSAYS SHOULD SUPPORT YOUR IDEAS.
This type of prompt only becomes clear if you read and consider the essays offered in the essay book. The more you read, the more leverage you have in proceeding in this assignment.
An added TED Talk that discusses the idea of identity through images and information.
https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story#t-2142The post identity and heritage

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