Our first Essay that we had to do in English was about Immigration.I have had to write many essays throughout middle school, But when Mr.Licata first showed us how to write a proper Essay with MLA format and Footnotes, I was very shocked because I had never seen or have been taught how to do essays like this. At first is was very difficult for me to learn how to use the footnotes, But after Mr.Licata teached us and went over how to work with them I had gotten the hang of it.When we used to write Essays in middle school we were not taught what a thesis statement was or how it can be a big factor of your essay. Mr.licata has not just taught us how to use footnotes, He has also taught us many different ways of how to express how we feel and put that into our writing in a professional way. We have learned things this year that I never thought I would know, even like the simplest things, like new words or new strategies. In our Immigration essay, We were to choose from a selection of categories that were based off of different kinds of problems and hardships immigrants have to overcome on the daliy. We had to take different facts from various websites and put them in the Essay and quote them as well as site them.Overall this essay has taught us how to look at different situation for different perspectives. We also got to learn how different things are and what other things people have to go through on a daily basis.