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Unformatted text preview: An opening paragraph for an essay addressing the question above could look like this: Economic globalization in its current form exposes and heightens economic and social polarization, both within and across nations. Because rich countries restrict immigration for the unskilled while at the same time do little to foster economic development in poor countries, illegal immigration expands with potentially dangerous consequences. In the United States, for example, waves of illegal immigrants from Mexico intensify inequality within American society, put immigrant lives at risk, and undermine social stability. These themes are illustrated in the dramas of personal tragedy portrayed the T.C. Boyles book Tortilla Curtain . The above is one point of view but there are many others. The point is to state your perspective at the outset, and then develop and deepen it in your discussion of the book and other readings....
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- Spring '06