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Unformatted text preview: Chantel Wynter Writing 101 Mike Stanish Assignment # 2: The Power of Learning In Swerdlows essay Changing America he uses J.E.B Stuart High School in Virginia for the specific reason that it was rich in diversity and to portray the flux within American high schools. He uses the high school to provide readers with a view into the life of immigrant students when they arrive here. Swerdlow uses interviews from the students and staff, pictures of the students and statistics in order to put his point across but in actuality he ends up with a collection of unsupported arguments and unspoken assumptions which may appear persuasive to any reader leaving the true meaning to end up being overlooked. His essay on the surface seems to be written in an effort to show how the students in the school epitomize the state of immigrant life in the United States overall. In actuality hes subtly conveying the idea that immigrants who come here are poor, illiterate, and parents are not helping the children to succeed due to them being illiterate themselves. The careful reader will soon discover these subtleties once he/she recognizes that Swerdlows essay contains evidence that are not enough to support his point. Swerdlow states Immigration patterns worldwide show a flow of people from poor countries to those with stronger economies, especially to industrialized countries, with aging workforces. It is likely he states this in a way to give readers information as to the reason why most people tend to emigrate from their home nation. In fact hes suggesting that all immigrants move to these countries because they were poor in their country so the only way they could have survived is by going somewhere thats economically stable. Basically this is not true, not every one that goes to another country does so for that sole purpose. He tries to stick every immigrant into one group as a whole when in fact they are all different people just like when they get to these different countries and are mixed with the people from that country. Every immigrant has these different countries and are mixed with the people from that country....
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Stanish during the Fall '07 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Fall '07