Focus on 3 things: family relations among people assimilating into American or Western culture, religion, and relationships among friends(cultural similarities and differences). Explain how ethnic minorities both old and first generations struggle to maintain their cultural identity as they learn to assimilate into American/Western society.
Thesis Statement: Ethnic groups struggle to maintain their cultural identity while learning to assimilate into American society.
Body: Main points Supporting/ Explaining your position
Main Point 1:Assimilation deals largely in part with migrants learning how to adapt to American culture
Evidence:Migrants are expected to learn the English language and become “more American.
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Evidence:Immigrants can lose their mother tongue in an attempt to learn English
Evidence: American culture is often replaced with the person’s native heritage.
Main Point 2: Society deeply influences how a person feels they fit in with American society
Evidence: Racial stereotypes can cause a person to have identity disorientation
Evidence: Mainstream American culture idealizes what it means to be an American
Evidence: Those who have fully assimilated feel distant from their native culture
Main Point 3: Being able to benefit from the American culture and maintain their native culture depends heavily on family and community resources
Limitations: What are the limitations of this position or its implementation? What problems does this create? Are there issues associated with your initial research problem that go unaddressed by your position? What are the implications and challenges associated with your position?
Rebuttal: What is your response to these limitations? Why are you maintaining your position despite them?
Conclusion: What lasting impression do you want to leave on reader?
-Must evaluate the complexities of ethnic groups and how they learn to assimilate into American culture
-Must acknowledge the potential limits of the position in response to other points of view
-Support conclusions with full consideration of the wide variety of information and states implications based on the information presented
-Use appropriate, relevant and compelling content to illustrate knowledge of a subject
– Demonstrate detailed attention and good execution of convections particular to the task: organization, content, presentation, formatting, stylistic choices
-Use language that communicates meaning with clarity, fluency and virtually error-free
-Demonstrate an extensive depth of knowledge about the topic as a whole
– Use at least 10 academic resources and use MLA in-text citation and use correct formatting in the bibliographic page in MLA format
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