Before you start to outline...

1. Conduct a close reading of the essay question.

Immigration to America (1) Describe the general admission process of immigrants at Angel Island in the early 20th-century. Discuss examples of how (2) gender, (3) race, and (4) class factored into the government’s decision about admitting a person to the United States. (5) Do you see any parallels between the experiences of immigrants at Angel Island and today’s Dreamers? Support your opinion with evidence.

  • What is the topic?
  • What is the history of this topic (context!)? - "Set the stage"
  • (1) Describe the general admission process of immigrants at Angel Island in the early 20th-century.
  • Discuss examples of how (2) gender, (3) race, and (4) class factored into the government’s decision about admitting a person to the United States.
  • (5) Do you see any parallels between the experiences of immigrants at Angel Island and today’s Dreamers?

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2. Gather your sources:

  • Find evidence from the text, the lectures, and the exam prompt that corresponds with the essay questions.
  • You will need multiple points (examples) to fully show your understanding of each theme - gender, race, and class.
  • What will you need to include in answering the last part of the essay question?

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3. Brainstorm:

  • Divide into groups of 3 and develop a web for your essay.

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4. Now your ready to develop an outline.