The main body of essay should be between 900 and 1000 words, excluding the required annotated bibliography.
The essay needs to be in MLA format.
It should include an Annotated Bibliography instead of a works cited list (see the end of this assignment for an example of an Annotated
You must use at least 5 sources, and at least 3 must be from peer reviewed sources
see this video and Ch. 2 of the textbook for more information on what it means for a source to be peer reviewed:
the best way to find peer reviewed sources is to use the databases available through the APUS Library; when you open the Library’s main
page, click on the “Advanced Search” link at the bottom of the “Articles and Databases” box. On the next page that comes up, make sure to
check the “Peer reviewed publications” box before running your search.
Choosing a Topic: You must use the topic you proposed on the Week 6 quiz, which must be chosen from among the current bills making their
way through the US Congress (see GovTrack.us for the US Congress Bills Tracker) or a state legislature.
Note: Consider your audience as laymen in the field with only general knowledge of your topic.
Organize your essay into the expected sections for an academic essay (introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion), and make sure to also
include all the elements of Rogerian form (your claim and support, an unbiased discussion of the opposition’s claim and support, and a
clear discussion of the common ground idea/concern that could bring the two sides together).
After you have written your essay, please make sure to revise the content of your essay. Lastly, be sure to edit your essay by checking
grammar, format, and smaller technical details. Please make sure your essay is written in third person.
The Annotated Bibliography
An annotated Bibliography (AB) is due with your Rogerian essay. Using the MLA guide, list each source as it will appear on the Works Cited
page of your essay. Summarize each source in two or three grammatically-correct sentences, and also state how the source contributed to
your project. These short summaries are the “annotations.”
The following is a sample of an “annotated bibliography.”
Annotated Bibliography (Centered)
Clark, Irene L. The Genre of Argument. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1998. Print.
Clark’s textbook identifies the major steps to developing a well-researched and well-written argumentative essay. Professional essays are
included in the text as models.
Ward, Russ. Logical Argument in the Research Paper. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1997. Print.
Augmenting the steps to writing an argumentative research paper is information about proper documentation. The Toulmin System, an
important aspect of a well-planned paper, should be studied carefully.
· ENGL 102 Rogerian Essay Rubric
DISCLAIMER: Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. Both you and your instructor will receive the results.
*Addition to the Writer- I have attached the Rubric and my WK 6 quiz that has my proposed outline for the essay. It was just a draft so
wiling to work with your writing ability and were you think the paper should go. If any questions please contact me.
From my findings from, Bill “S. 45: Kate’s Law” or also know as “Stop Illegal Reentry Act”,I agree there needs to be more strict terms and
prison sentences for illegal aliens that have committed aggravated felony in the United States as well as those that have been removed
from the country from committing a crime multiple times and then still re-enter the country illegally.
Abby Phillip wrote in her weblog on July 6, 2015:
“Federal immigration officials say that the practices that have made San Francisco a “sanctuary city” allowed this “preventable” crime to
“If the local authorities had merely NOTIFIED [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] that they were about to release this individual
into the community, ICE could have taken custody of him and had him removed from the country — thus preventing this terrible tragedy,”
ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said in a statement.” (Phillip)
Phillip, Abby. “Is San Francisco’s ‘sanctuary city’ policy to blame for a woman’s death? The man charged with the killing of a woman in
downtown San Francisco had been deported five times.” http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/docview/1694937794?pq-
origsite=summon&accountid=8289.” Web. 6 Jul. 2015.
“S. 45: 115th Congress: Kate’s Law.” www.GovTrack.us.2017. April 16, 2017. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s45/text.
I. Introduction/ Thesis statement:
a.) The man arrested and charged with the killing of a 31-year-old woman on San Francisco’s Pier 14 last week had been deported five
times and had a more than 20-year history of run-ins with the law including just months before the latest incident that landed him in
b.) Bill “S. 45: Kate’s Law”.
a.) Background Information: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase penalties for individuals who illegally reenter the
United States after being removed and for other purposes.
b.) Explanation of your stance of the bill:
1.)The bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase from two years to five years the maximum prison term for an alien
who re-enters after being excluded, denied admission, deported, or removed. Also adding a 10yr maximum prison term for those that commit
c.) Explanation of the opposing stance of the bill:
1.) Those that oppose this bill believe it is a bill that gives the American people to have a license on hate on immigrants.
d.) Discussion of common ground:
1.) Discuss the common ground of immigrants coming to America legally as our ancestors did.
2.) Obeying US laws and protecting our citizens.