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how to view corrections to your writing

One of the most famous lines of English poetry is "April is the cruelest month..." So begins the first line of TS Eliot's famous poem The Wasteland. But it might not have been so! Even T.S. Eliot didn't do on his own. The famous poet sent many drafts of his poetry to Ezra Pound for advice and suggestions.

Read on to see what it might have been and why it wasn't.

sources of information about undocumented immigrants in the US

Below are some great sources of data and information about undocumented immigrants in the US:
5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.7 Charts that Explain the Undocumented Immigration Population in the USAMPI's Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States (from 2015)MPI's Undocumented Immigrant Population ProfilesFact-checking Donald Trump and his claim that there are 30 million undocumented immigrants MPI is a think tank that does not take a position on immigration legislation. Most sources suggest that the undocumented immigrant population is about 11-11.3 million. Meanwhile, the total population of the USA is about 318.9 million so undocumented immigrants make up about 3.5% of the nation's population.  

basics of the US Immigration system

There seems to be some confusion about how the US immigration system works. This fact sheet from the American Immigration Council is a good place to start: How the United States Immigration System Works: A Fact Sheet

You may also want to check out this post about what departments are involved in making US immigration law and policy: Who Does What in U.S. Immigration

Here's the graphic from MPI:

how to view comments in Reviewer Comments in MSWord

As I send back work to students, I realize that some are confused by the comments. Usually, I make extensive comments so it's helpful to learn how to view them. Here's a great video to show you how to see them:

John Oliver and voting rights

Given our readings about voting rights, this is worthwhile and light video about a serious subject.