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ESL 924: Prof. Carey: Jessica's Examples

Jessica's Examples

Jessica's Sample Essay Topic:

The Dakota Access Pipeline threatens the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe


Keywords: Brainstorming

Oil pipeline

“Dakota Access Pipeline”


Sioux tribe

Lakota Sioux

“Standing Rock Sioux”

“Standing Rock”



Works Cited

Markey, Eileen. "The spirituality of Standing Rock: activists see a moral imperative for protecting our water." America, 26 June

2017, p. 18+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context,                                                                    

u=plan_canada&xid=b7c10536. Accessed 5 Nov. 2017.

Smith, Mitch. "Standing Rock Protest Camp, Once Home to Thousands, is Razed." New York Times, 23 Feb. 2017. Accessed 7 Nov. 2017.

The Times Editorial Board. "The Dakota Access Pipeline Threatens Standing Rock." Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection,  

          Gale, 2017. Opposing Viewpoints in Context,  

          u=plan_canada&xid=ff7d4760. Accessed 5 Nov. 2017. Originally published as "Say no to the Dakota Access Pipeline," Los

   Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2016.


In text citations (MLA 8)


     A few months after Trump was elected, oil began flowing through the pipeline. With help from the Trump administration, the oil industry has won (Markey). The historic protest camp has been razed. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says that if the pipeline ever leaks, it will pose a grave threat to drinking water on the reservation and farther downstream (Smith).


Sample Google search:

“Dakota Access Pipeline” “Standing Rock Sioux”