Assignment: Outline for Research Essay

I don’t know how to handle this English question and need guidance.

The choice of topic is on immigration and the educational challenges on student immigrants in the country. The topic of the discussion is that illegal immigrant students should be allowed to pay in-state tuition fees and not the prohibitive out of state fees. The topic helps to solve the social issue of discrimination in the provision of education to illegal immigrants. At a personal level, I have friends who are illegal but that have lived in the United States all their lives but still pay exorbitant and often prohibitive college tuition fees. I hope to answer the question of the different out of state tuition fees in the state of California. Also, the paper hopes to answer the reasons for the contradiction in out of state college fees for different states. The paper hopes to find answers to the fiscal and legal reasoning behind the exorbitant out of state college fees.

I. Introduction

Main claim: I will argue that

II. Background



III. Support

A. First of all,

B. Next,

C. Finally,

IV. Anticipated Objection: Counterargument and Refutation

A. Critics of my position would argue that

B. However, they are wrong because

V. Conclusion

Here’s a MODEL for you to follow and you MAY USE the items and expressions I have put in bold.

Manuel Neri

Professor Munoz

English 101

20 November 2016

Research Paper Outline

I. Introduction
A. Opening general statement regarding illegal immigrants
B. Main Claim: I will argue that undocumented students who graduate from California high schools should be exempt from paying the out of state tuition fees and instead be allowed to pay the lower residential fees.

II. Historical or Intellectual Background
A. History of illegal immigration from Mexico
B. The California Dream Act legislation

III. Support for claim
A. First of all, any legislation or law that violates human dignity is immoral.
B. Secondly, California’s economy and work force needs the creative and intellectual resources of this student population.
C. Finally, undocumented immigrants have subsidized the education of their children by contributing millions of dollars in federal and state income taxes as well as sales taxes.

IV. Counterargument and Refutation
A. Critics of my view would argue that it is unfair to have undocumented immigrants who are not American citizens pay a lower tuition rate than American citizens who come here from other states but have to pay a higher tuition rate.
B. However, such arguments are rooted in the erroneous assumption that undocumented immigrants have contributed nothing to American society.

V. Conclusion
A. So, then, undocumented students have human rights which should inform the tuition policies of colleges and universities.
B. Closing statement regarding California’s economic future