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Insurance company raises awareness of texting while driving dangers

Insurance company raises awareness of texting while driving dangers. According to a recent "Healthday" survey, 18 percent of drivers admit to regularly texting while driving. It may be illegal to text and drive or use the Internet ...                                         

 

1. Insurance companies are raising awareness of texting and driving.

2. 18 percent of drivers admit to reguarly texting and driving, 14 percent of drivers put on make-up while driving, and 86 percent eat or drink while driving.

3. The writer is against texting and driving.

4. No, the writer doesn't state her opinion directly. The reader can tell that the writer is against texting and driving by reading all the facts.

6. I learned that the writer has some knowledge about texting and driving.

7. The article was written for young drivers and older drivers as well.

8. Yes, the writer has a lot of facts through out the article that convince me to agree with his/her opinion.

2. (on the back) The writer uses facts and statistics through out the article that state different ideas on texting and driving. The writer didn't use persuasive techniques in the article to accomplish his/her purpose, but the reader can still get enough facts and evidence from the article to make them agree with the writer. The writer also uses direct quotes from the president of the insurance company to make his/her purpose clear to the reader. With the facts that the writer presents, the reader can tell that texting and driving is dangerous along with eating and drinking while driving and putting on make-up while driving.

 

 

 


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Danielle Wally's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:03 AM

This is very interesting 

Cheyenne Hernandez's curator insight, March 23, 9:30 PM

These statistics show how dangerous texting and driving can truly be. Nobody's life is worth a single text message. Knowing how many people die from texting and driving, is unbelieveable. It's hard to understand how many people actually are distracted while driving, whether it's texting or not. All of these facts show how dangerous it is to just text and drive, and how one life can just end due to a single text message. 

 

In my opinion, texting and driving isn't even worth the time. To live a happy life or end your life by a single text message? It isn't even worth it at all. Our lives are much more important than a single text message, at all. Be smart, and think before sending that single work text. Save your own life, and protect those around you. 

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Insurance company raises awareness of texting while driving dangers

Insurance company raises awareness of texting while driving dangers. According to a recent "Healthday" survey, 18 percent of drivers admit to regularly texting while driving. It may be illegal to text and drive or use the Internet ...                                         

 

1. Insurance companies are raising awareness of texting and driving.

2. 18 percent of drivers admit to reguarly texting and driving, 14 percent of drivers put on make-up while driving, and 86 percent eat or drink while driving.

3. The writer is against texting and driving.

4. No, the writer doesn't state her opinion directly. The reader can tell that the writer is against texting and driving by reading all the facts.

6. I learned that the writer has some knowledge about texting and driving.

7. The article was written for young drivers and older drivers as well.

8. Yes, the writer has a lot of facts through out the article that convince me to agree with his/her opinion.

2. (on the back) The writer uses facts and statistics through out the article that state different ideas on texting and driving. The writer didn't use persuasive techniques in the article to accomplish his/her purpose, but the reader can still get enough facts and evidence from the article to make them agree with the writer. The writer also uses direct quotes from the president of the insurance company to make his/her purpose clear to the reader. With the facts that the writer presents, the reader can tell that texting and driving is dangerous along with eating and drinking while driving and putting on make-up while driving.

 

 

 


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This is very interesting 

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Cheyenne Hernandez's curator insight, March 23, 9:30 PM

These statistics show how dangerous texting and driving can truly be. Nobody's life is worth a single text message. Knowing how many people die from texting and driving, is unbelieveable. It's hard to understand how many people actually are distracted while driving, whether it's texting or not. All of these facts show how dangerous it is to just text and drive, and how one life can just end due to a single text message. 

 

In my opinion, texting and driving isn't even worth the time. To live a happy life or end your life by a single text message? It isn't even worth it at all. Our lives are much more important than a single text message, at all. Be smart, and think before sending that single work text. Save your own life, and protect those around you. 

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Energy drinks, alcohol mix very dangerous for teens

Energy drinks, alcohol mix very dangerous for teens | 21st century distractions | Scoop.it
Pediatricians warn that caffeinated beverages and alcohol can cause dangerous health side effects, especially in teens

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Faith Suazo's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:30 PM

This article I thought was very interesting because alcohol is a depressant which is supposed to have the opposite effect on our bodies than energy drinks do.  I remember hearing about, then later reading up on the long term affects on alcohol and caffeine use at the same time.  I found that the mixture of a depressant and a stimulant is suspected to cause people to develop heart disease at an earlier age than what is average. The typical cup of coffee has about 100mg of caffeine, but 16 ounces of just about any of the main energy drinks have approximately 160mg of caffeine which an unhealthy dose for a young heart that has not yet fully developed.

Faith Suazo's comment, February 11, 2014 4:37 PM
I also forgot to mention: Energy drinks are full of sugar and they are a popular trend among teens for their strong taste and caffeine effect that cause the consumer to believe they are not as drunk as they really are. This topic can also play into the idea of peer pressure. @Erin Madden
Faith Suazo's comment, February 11, 2014 4:38 PM
http://www2.potsdam.edu/alcohol/HealthIssues/1043185105.html#.UvqThvux3gs
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Teens and Flavored Tobacco - WJHG-TV

Teens and Flavored Tobacco - WJHG-TV | 21st century distractions | Scoop.it
Teens and Flavored TobaccoWJHG-TVTeen smoking level mirrors those of adults; just under one in five. That's down from 27% 15 years ago when the state started its anti-smoking campaign.

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Teens drink cough syrup to get high at school - Houston Chronicle

Teens drink cough syrup to get high at school - Houston Chronicle | 21st century distractions | Scoop.it
Teens drink cough syrup to get high at schoolHouston ChronicleFour teenage high school students in Pearland face possible charges after drinking cough syrup to get high during class, authorities said.

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Indiana Brown's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:16 AM

This article is very concerning and shocking to me as I never thought teens could be so hooked on being high and out of it that they would get high at school. This seems like a very serious issue if teens are now resorting to cough medicine as a way of getting high.

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Is Drug Addiction part of Human Evolution? | Big Scary Ideas

Is Drug Addiction part of Human Evolution? | Big Scary Ideas | 21st century distractions | Scoop.it
The cause and effect of drug addiction within society is analyzed and its relevance to trans-humanism is discussed (Is Drug Addiction part of Human Evolution ? Controversial thoughts at Big Scary Ideas .......
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Officer Gail Thomas Hit and Killed by an Alleged Drunk Driver

Officer Gail Thomas Hit and Killed by an Alleged Drunk Driver | 21st century distractions | Scoop.it

August Vollmer | DUI / DWI, Featured, In the Line of Duty, Police Officer Killed, Posts (RT @EmergencyStream: Atlanta police officer killed by drunk driver: http://t.co/IgJaRyo4...)..."

 

Assignment A

1.  A police officer is hit and killed by a drunk driver.

2.  Some of the main points that are mentioned are that the police officer that was killed was a 15-year veteran. The drunk driver was a 22-year-old woman and was charged with driving under the influence, 1st degree and reckless driving. The woman received results of a .16 on a breath test.

3.  I think the writer's opinion is that she has heard of these stories about officers being killed by reckless drivers, under the influence or not, and she isn't surprised that another similar event has been recently occured.

4.  The writer doesn't necessarily state their opinion DIRECTLY but it seems that in the first sentence she does somewhat have an opinion: "Law Enforcement is once again mourning the death of a Police Officer."

5. (SKIP)

6.  You don't learn much from the columnist but you can sort of tell they have heard of similar events from the first sentence: "Law Enforcement is once again..."

7.  This article was written for readers that want to know the information right then and there and that want to know what is going on in the world; they don't have time for an "entertaining" story.

8.  The writer has some evidence of how they feel about this but not so much to where you can agree/disagree with them because in the first sentence they say that the Enforcement is "ONCE AGAIN mourning the death."

 

Assignment B

This news story is "fact-after-fact" therefore, it is a logical appeal (logos). The author didn't mean for it to be entertaining, persuasive, etc. They wanted it to be an informative essay.

"The driver, whose vehicle hit the officer, was identified as 22-year-old Chasity Jones. Jones was charged with driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, 1st degree and reckless driving, according to Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos."

According to the selection above from the article, you can see that it's fact-after-fact and they aren't making it entertaining or using different types of parts of speech/descriptive words. It's basically a straight article.

 


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More Sex Partners Linked to Higher Risk of Drug Addiction, Alcoholism | TIME.com

More Sex Partners Linked to Higher Risk of Drug Addiction, Alcoholism | TIME.com | 21st century distractions | Scoop.it
And the risk is especially great for women, according to new research. Researchers explored the relationship between addictions and risky sexual behavior in a report published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
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Parents be warned: Your kids may be 'Robo tripping'

Parents be warned: Your kids may be 'Robo tripping' | 21st century distractions | Scoop.it
There's a trend among kids, dubbed "Robo tripping," and it's not the latest dance. In fact, "Robo tripping" is one of several colloquialisms used to describe getting high from -- of all things -- cough medicine.  (Get it?

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Why teen drinking and driving has been cut in half in past 20 years

Why teen drinking and driving has been cut in half in past 20 years | 21st century distractions | Scoop.it
Nine out of 10 high-schoolers chose not to drink and drive in 2011, according to the CDC. Safety advocacy groups and government agencies have worked with youths and parents on the issue.

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Tessa Fergusson's curator insight, May 16, 2013 7:44 AM

This article gives us good news about teen drinking & driving. Turns out adds, sterner parents & other stuff have helped to reduce teen drinking by quite a bit. Only 9 out of 10 high school aged choose to drive after a drink, bug improvement. 

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Mouth Alcohol Detector Never Fails: We Proved Them Wrong

Mouth Alcohol Detector Never Fails: We Proved Them Wrong | 21st century distractions | Scoop.it
The Government may claim that the Mouth Alcohol Detector NEVER fails, but we showed them to be just plain wrong.

The Intoxilyzer 8000 comes equipped with a device called a mouth alcohol detector.
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Walt Bechtell's comment, February 24, 2013 12:10 PM
Good start. More articles with commentation!
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Prescription Drug Addiction - Ebru Today

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Ebru Today, daily morning show (Dr.David Buch delves into what can happen when the #prescriptiondrugs becomes an #addiction on @EbruToday http://t.co/f6OF96AP)...
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