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Stephanie BergerProfessor HamiltonENG 12228 February 2020First Draft of Critical Analysis EssayAmy Tan, the author of Mother Tongue has a very simple, yet important claim. It is that one's intelligence should not be judged based upon the amount of knowledge of the English language. Tan states this claim clearly in the header of the article when she states, "Don't judge a book by its cover...or someone's intelligence by her English." (pg.20). Her claim is strongly supported throughout the article. She was able to provide strong evidence by using herself and her experiences as an example; having to grow up learning different types of English and the judgements that were put upon her. Through the accomplishments Tan has made, allow for us to see that the pre-conceived judgements placed upon her and her mother were incorrect. The article's main claim of how you shouldn’t judge based upon how you see or hear someone is supported when Tan includes personal experiences, the experiences her mother faced, and proves

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