Teen-pregnancy rates have dropped across northwest Ohio, but Lucas County has regained its unwanted status of having the fifth-highest rank statewide overall, according to Ohio's recently released estimates for 2010.

 

Assignment A

1. This column is about the teen pregnancy rates in Lucas County.

 

2.  Facts the author gives;

     A. Lucas County has regained its unwanted status of having the fifth-highest rank statewide overall

     B. Lucas County's teen-pregnancy rate was 38.2 per 1,000 females age 10 to 19 in 2010, still the highest in northwest Ohio but down from 42.5 per 1,000 in .

     C. Lucas County's rate for teens giving birth, meanwhile, fell from 26 per 1,000 females in 2009 to 22.6 per 1,000 in 2010,

 

3. The writer is pretty pleased with the outcome in the teen pregnacy rates; even though they are still high, they are lower than before.

 

4. No, the author does not state her opinion directly, but she does add in quite a few quotes stating how it's a good sign and she frequently mentions the dropping statistics.

 

6. The columnist is pleased about the outcome of Lucas County, but she tries to keep biased for the artcle. She uses many facts about the County to support her article.

 

7. This article was written for the people of Lucas County as well as the citizens of Ohio.

 

8. Yes, the author gives direct facts and quotes from trustworthy reasorces. 

 

Assignemnt B

2. The author uses a variety of facts and quotes to help tell the reader of the about Lucas County and the programs the use to help prevent the teen pregnancies. The columnist included the quotes, “I think our programming is working,” Ms. Haddix said. “I think that's a huge part of it. I don't think that that's all of it.” to tell us of the actions that Ohio is taking to try thier best to prevent teen pregnancies. The author tells us that Lucas County's rate for teens giving birth fell from 26 per 1,000 females in 2009 to 22.6 per 1,000 in 2010, to inform us on the dropping rate of the pregnacies and that the programs are working, or that the teen pregnancy rate is just going down. Joan Kline, A health educator, said Several programs deal with teen-pregnancy prevention, including sessions held in schools by Project Respect of Northwest Ohio", the author in cludes this to either persuae prarents or students to get involved in the programs.