Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Exercises From Reading

The term "wetback" has been refered to people of hispanic descent for many years.  They see them as a "wetback" because they are put in hard labor jobs when they come to the United States.  Most of the people come from the border of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico.  This word has created a prejucdice towards Hisipanic people.  Some may think that they all are in the United States illegally and taking jobs from Americans.  However, many of them are American citizen and have earned their jobs fairly.  Most Hispanics have come to our country to get a better life for their families.  Since the Hispanics are willing to settle for any pay I think this helps businesses thrive.

In the Introduction to "They Say/I Say": The Mooves That Matter in Academic Writing, Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein provide templates designed to help ensure that the reader undrestands and can recreate a writing piece that is academically "correct".  Specifically, Graff and Birkenstein argue that the types of writing templates they offer.  As the authors put it. Although some people believe, Graff and Birkenstein insist that. In sum, then, their view is that.  I agree. In my view, the types of templates that the authors recommend. For instance.  In addition,. Some might object, of course, on the grounds that.  Yet I would argue that. Overall, then, I believe and important point to make given.

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