1.The essay should highlight the main points from each of the readings, synthesizing them, and reflecting on potential contradictions, themes, questions raised and the like. The goal is to pull the material together to provide a mini-lecture that reflects your perspective on the readings, and not simply to delineate all the points made in the article. The format should be a wide-ranging and flexible format, but I would encourage you to focus on the ideas and content, and to try to have a conversational tone (and not to simply read off a script).
2.Issues from the assigned material are articulated and synthesized. The various articles are brought together in service of a larger argument or narrative about the topic.
3.The essay is focused and coherently integrates examples with explanations or analysis. The essay demonstrates awareness of its own limitations or implications, and it considers multiple perspectives when appropriate. The entry reflects in-depth engagement with the topic
Find below links to the assigned readings for the week. Be sure to give yourself time to read through them before your scheduled discussion section, and come prepared with a list of reactions, questions, and comments:
- â€œAct One: Alien Experiment (Links to an external site.).â€ Jack Hitt. 456: Reap What You Sow. This American Life. WBEZ, Chicago. 27 January 2012. Web.
- Hopkins, Daniel J., Van C. Tran, and Abigail Fisher Williamson. â€œSee No Spanish: Language, Local Context, and Attitudes Toward Immigration (Links to an external site.).â€ Politics, Groups, and Identities 2.1 (2014): 35-51.
- LÃ³pez-Sanders, Laura. â€œTrapped at the Bottom: Racialized and Gendered Labor Queues In New Immigrant Destinations.â€ Working Paper 176. The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California, San Diego, 2009. Print.
- Duncan, Brian and Stephen J. Trejo. â€œTracking Intergenerational Progress for Immigrant Groups: The Problem of Ethnic Attrition (Links to an external site.).â€ The American Economic Review 101.3 (2011): 603-608.