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  1. Sandra Cisnero’s House on Mango Street germinates from her position as a double minority: Both a woman and Chicana. Explain how and why traditional interpretations of Mexican-American women negatively affects their current circumstances and perceptions of self from a political, economic, or biological standpoint in the United States and how that issue can be addressed and/or solved. Choose one idea and defend it with reasons, examples, details, chains of logic, the primary text, and academic secondary sources. Cite the latter two types of evidence appropriately in-text. 
  2. Analyze the arguments put forth in “Theme for English B,” “Let America be America Again,” “Advertisement for the Waldorf Astoria,” or “Salvation” by Langston Hughes within the context of Benn Michael’s overarching claims: America or being American is not the issue; it is the ideology and discriminatory practices of the majority that are the real problem, and as such, the embrace of racism, sexist, classism, etc. is actually a corruption of what American should and was promised to be for its citizens. Select one of the above works, and argue for or against Hughes’ implied or direct solutions to one of the noted issues with reasons, examples, details, chains of logic, the primary text, and academic secondary sources. Cite the latter two types of evidence appropriately in-text
  3. However, remember a few crucial demands of each area:Content—Do not stray from the question. Your answer should be your thesis statement, and you must directly engage with the primary text(s) and support your claims throughout your writing with scholarly/reputable sources.Structure—Do not submit a solid piece of text without indentations, paragraphs breaks, etc. You must guide your readers with a traditional essay  format.Style/Tone—Do not use a conversational tone or language. Use a formal style and the third person narrative.Editing—Be as clear and concise as possible.MLA—Cite your secondaries properly to ensure that plagiarism is never suspected.  Access the following website for sample MLA papers and citation rules and examples: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_formatting_and_style_guide.html