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Welcome to WritePoint, the automated review system that recognizes errors most commonly made by university students in academic essays. The system embeds comments into your paper and suggests possible changes in grammar and style. Please evaluate each comment carefully to ensure that the suggested change is appropriate for your paper, but remember that your instructor's preferences for style and format prevail. You will also need to review your own citations and references since WritePoint capability in this area is limited. Thank you for using WritePoint. [Make sure paragraph indentation is five to seven spaces or one tab stop] Hispanic American Diversity Loretta Campbell Cultural Diversity Elizabeth Sherrell-Smith March 27, 2011
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[Incorrect indentation] Mexico is a Latin American country, and Mexicans are proud of their [Check pronoun agreement--if "their" refers to "American" (or a singular subject), it should be singular, too (his or her)] country, culture and lifestyle [in academic writing, if this is a series, place a comma before the final conjunction (and)] and try to preserve it as much as possible even when living outside of Mexico. Mexican Americans speak Spanish language and tend to continue to use their language even after living in the United States or other countries. Most Mexican Americans may learn English however; they will never allow the English language to overtake their native language. For instance, according to the 2002 Survey of the Pew Hispanic Center, nearly half of the second generation is English dominant, and nearly half is bilingual, when the definitions of language proficiency entail both speaking and writing (Alba, Richard 2006). Mexican Americans exhibit strong family ties. They love and take care of their family and love to spend time with them. Most of their time is spent around their religion; a large number follows religions like the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Mexican Americans are usually viewed [The passive voice is a form of "be" (are) and a participle (viewed). Over-use of the passive voice can make paragraphs officious and tedious to read. Try to use the active voice most often; for example, passive voice = The paper was completed on time. Active voice = the student completed the paper on time--See Center for Writing Excellence > Tutorials & Guides > Grammar & Writing Guides > Active & passive voice] as minorities and are discriminated [Passive voice ] on mostly because they did not originate in the United States. Throughout the history of immigration to America, Mexicans seem to have made little progress in moving up from immigrant status to mainstream social status, partly due to [Check word usage: This phrase is most accurate in referring to something owed ($5 due) or an arrival time (due at 6:00)--try "because" or "because of"] the amount of discrimination and the poor educational systems provided to them [Check pronoun agreement--if "them" refers to "immigrant" (or a singular subject), it should be singular, too (him or her)] (Alba, Richard 2006).
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2011 for the course POS 110 taught by Professor Britt,j during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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