Only Daughter

In “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, Cisneros describes what it was like to grow up as the only girl in a family of seven children, born to a Mexican-American mother and a Mexican father. In “Only Daughter,” she discusses the difficulties of growing up the only daughter in an American-Mexican family, and how her traditional father was more concerned with her finding a husband than becoming a writer. Instructions In a three-paragraph essay, describe this conflict. How do Cisneros’ expectations compare to her father’s expectations? How does her experience of family expectations compare with your own? Use examples from the text and from your own knowledge, observations, and experience to support your ideas. Please refer to the outline below to help you develop your essay. Please use the outline below to help you write your essay: Outline Paragraph 1 Introduction In 4-6 sentences, discuss the conflict between her father’s expectations and Cisneros’ own interests and goals. Provide at least 2 examples from the text that show this conflict. Paragraph 2: Body Paragraph In 1-2 sentences, answer the question: Are Cisneros’ family expectations similar or different than your family’s expectations? If they are similar, discuss these similarities in 3-4 sentences and provide examples to support these similarities. If they are different, discuss these differences in 3-4 sentences provide examples that show these differences. Paragraph 3: Conclusion Wrap it up! Provide 4-6 sentences that sums up the main points of your essay. You do not need to introduce new information. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Plagiarism  Your project will be screened for plagiarism. If you’d like help in this area, please email your teacher, visit our online library (the Learning Resource Center), or feel free to book a one-on-one appointment with a writing coach in the writing lab: BOOK HERE Click HERE to access the JMHS Plagiarism Policy. Before you submit, check the following: 1. Have I read the rubric? 2. Does my paper fully address the prompt, and do I have a clear thesis statement in my introduction? 3. Are my paper and sources in MLA format? The paper should be Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double-spaced. Click here for an example paper in MLA. Click here to see a sample Works Cited page. Need further assistance on how to cite? View this short video: How to Format Your Paper and Create Works Cite Page

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