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Chicano/Latino Community ChLa 301U

Prof. de Anda Winter Quarter 2021

Short Research Paper

This paper will focus on the prevalence of Covid-19 in the Latino community. As is well known, Latinos are disproportionately represented among those infected by the coronavirus as well as in the number of deaths. The paper is due before midnight on Sunday, January 24th, 2021. Late papers will be penalized 5.7 points per day, starting with the first 24 hours. No exceptions.

Using a minimum of four (4) recent sources from periodicals (e.g., newspapers, magazines, and professional journals), you are to discuss these questions: Why are Latinos overrepresented among those infected with the coronavirus? Why are Latinos more likely than whites to die from this disease? Going forward, what are the likely consequences of the pandemic for the Latino community?

Your paper should be double-spaced and about 2.5 pages long (about 800 words), excluding documentation of sources. The evaluation of your paper is going to be based on two criteria: form and content. The form refers to the organization of the paper. Papers have three main parts: an introduction, a body and a conclusion. Here, the form also refers to the use of proper grammar and punctuation. The content refers to what you are saying. Is your argument coherent? In short, I am going to evaluate your essay in terms of what you say and how you say it. You may write your paper in English or Spanish. Standard academic English or Spanish should be used, and the same grading criteria will apply. Avoid direct quotes from your sources. Summarize the material from your sources. Please do not inject your opinion, except when discussing the future consequences of the pandemic on the Latino community.

To document your sources in the body of the paper and the reference section, use the MLA formatting and style guide:

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_works_cited_periodicals.html

Your sources should come from databases available at the PSU library: Ethnic News Watch, Lexis Nexis or LitCovid. These databases have current periodicals in English and Spanish.

This link will take you directly to databases at the PSU Library: https://guides.library.pdx.edu/az.php

You may also access these databases as follows: (1) go to the PSU Library webpage. (2) Then click on Databases and Articles. (3) Scroll down and click on Ethnic Newswatch, Lexis Nexis or LitCovid.

You can use different terms for your search. You can try: Covid-19 and Latinos; Covid-19 and Hispanics, etc.

If you have problems accessing the databases, please contact Prof. Anders Tobiason, Ph.D., liaison librarian for Chicano/Latino Studies. His email is: tobiason@pdx.edu

The PSU Library also has a website on latest Coronavirus newshttps://guides.library.pdx.edu/c.php?g=1010818&p=7322893