160 Regarding Spanglish University Of Michigan L

160 Regarding Spanglish University Of Michigan L

160 Regarding Spanglish University Of Michigan L


        • 1,250 words (the 2.2 Essay will be 1,500 words)
        • double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, 1” margins
        • incorporate quotes or paraphrases from at least two texts to further develop your argument:
          • “Writing Like a White Guy,” Jaswinder Bolina (pp. 182-197, LR)
          • “Accent Neutralisation and a Crisis of Identity in India’s Call Centers,” Shehzad Nadeem (pp. 293-297, LR)
          • Moke Action, dir. ʻĀina Paikai
          • “Spanglish Moves into Mainstream,” Daniel Hernandez (pp. 167-170, LR)
          • “Talk This Way,” Alec Wilkinson
          • “If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What is?,” James Baldwin (pp. 156-160)
          • “Regarding Spanglish,” Felipe de Ortego y Gasca (pp. 174-182)
          • “‘Conquer English to Make China Strong’: The Globalization of English,” Henry Hitchings (pp. 270-280)
        • proper MLA in-text citations & a Works Cited page


Introduction: Use a “hook” to draw your reader into your paper. Next, provide context about this issue you are addressing to show why this matters. The last sentence should be your enthymeme.

Body Paragraphs: Take as many or as little paragraphs to show the reader your line of reasoning. Remember to have clear topic sentences for each paragraph and transition sentences between each one.

Somewhere in the body paragraphs, make sure to include:

a counterargument: address one complication or loophole that your argument has not considered. This is not showing a fault in your argument, rather, it is an acknowledgment that your argument is not fool-proof (arguments never are). This adds some credibility to you as a writer as it shows that you have thought about what others may suggest in response to your argument.

a rebuttal: Now that you’ve acknowledged a loophole in your argument, you can now respond to it. This does not mean you have to disprove the counterargument, rather, you can explain how your claim to this issue takes priority. In other words, there are many ways to approach an issue, and not all of them are good nor bad as it depends on context.

Conclusion: This is not merely a summary of what you’ve just discussed. Leave the reader with an idea of where to go next. Your argument does not exist in a vacuum and as such should show its connection to the larger discourse on language. Leave a lasting impression with your reader.