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Teen Drinking

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Which is the best approach: forbidding kids from drinking entirely; or allow them to drink at home, in hopes they won't binge drink later?


1. Parents rules about alcohol and how they enforce it on their kids.


2. Parental disapproval is a huge factor for teens who are tempted to drink.

  If the parents set strict rules on things like:

 When and where the teens were allowed to drink (in the home, outside the home)

 How much they were allowed to drink

 Whether parents needed to be present

 Whether they could come home drunk

teens are better able to inhibit their impulses.


3. The author agrees with the research she is presenting (Parents influence their kids).


4. The author states her opinion that drinking with or without parents knowing is bad. she states " each episode of drinking can be dangerous for teens, putting them at risk of unsafe behaviour, unwanted or unsafe sex, and drunk driving."


6. She is strongly opposed to alcohol.


7. Teens and their parents.


8. Yes. My parnts have told me not do drink from a young age so i've been against it forever. I agree with the author's opinional statments about alcohol's dangers.


 The author will ask a question and then answer it later in the next paragraph. She asks her readers, "which is the best approach?" and then goes on to state what researchers and tests say is true. She will also make statments and then use the research to proove herself. She states that, "teens have trouble with impulse control" and then tells us that Dutch teens impulses have caused the majority of the teen population there to already have tried drinking because of impulse.

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Iran War Would Cost Trillions: Will the GOP Pay More Taxes for That?

Iran War Would Cost Trillions: Will the GOP Pay More Taxes for That? | Poverty James | Scoop.it

1. This article is about the prospect of war with Iran.


2. People have said that we would bomb Iran before but we didn't.

    A war with Iran would be very financially costly.


3. We should not go to war with Iran because it would worsen the Economy and destablize the reigon.


6. The writer states his oppinion directly by saying "Wars cost lots and lots of money -- and if a substantial chunk of the GOP crowd wants these wars and feels that it is in our national interest to have them, then by all means they should start lining up some of the wealthiest in the country who are helping to agitate for these conflicts to pay more in taxes for them."


7. This article was written for educated voters.


8. I believe the writer gives enough evidence to believe him. He makes good points as to why the war with Iran is a bad idea.


Steve Clemons, the author of the article, mainly uses Logos to get his point across. He makes many logical points of why we should not go to war with Iran. He said he believed that war with Iran was far off and backed it up by saying: "In the summer of 2007, both analysts and agitators in the political left believed Bush and Cheney would bomb Iran before year's end. Neoconservatives and pugnacious nationalists like John Bolton also believed this. I did a survey of folks on the inside and argued in September 2007 in a widely read Salon article that they would not bomb Iran. They didn't." Another example of Logos is when he said that George H. W. Bush was the last fiscally responsible president during wartime and backed it up by saying: "Bush got the Japanese citizens to write a check for $13.5 billion to the U.S. to pay for the first Gulf War."

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Help End World Hunger and Save Lives | BestVolunteer.org

Help End World Hunger and Save Lives | BestVolunteer.org | Poverty James | Scoop.it
Help end world hunger and save many lives with little of your time and a heart for service...


1. The main subject of the column is that Nigeria is stricken with poverty, famine, and hunger and many are starving to death.

2. The information that the author gives is:

 We can a make difference in Nigerian's lives

 Being wealthy isn't necesary to make a difference.

 Nigeria is one of the many nations stricken with poverty, famine, and hunger.

 Millions of people are starving to death

 Feeding Africa is many of the organizations that aim to end hunger in Nigeria


3. The author's opinion on the situation is that while we are here in america eating and wasting alot of food, other people like in Nigeria are dying of starvation and barely have enough food to eat. Also, as a society we need to all work together as a whole and give a little time, effort, and some of heart to try and help them out.


4. The writer does pretty much says his opinion directly becuase in the first sentence he states "As we enjoy a delectable and sumptuous meal on our table, millions of other people around the world are starving and have nothing to eat. The point I’m making is not to make you feel guilty or starve yourself as well." By this quote it shows that he doesn't think as a society we aren't trying alot to help other people in need in other countries. He trying to use the pathos appeal to connect us on an emotional feeling, so the story and information impacts on us more.


6. What I learned from this article is that our society needs to do more, to help other countries as well as our own. This is because there is poverty every where and it never is going to go away unless we do something about it. People need to volunteer more and at least try to do help out in some way even if it only is a little.


7. I believe that this article was written for adults, becuase they are addressing an adult situation. People around the world are dying of starvation while we just waste food here, and we need to wake up and help do something about it. We need to get a better understanding of our world and help out, and appreciate the life we have more.


8. The author does provide enough evidence for me to agree with him. Even though he does use some opinions to make you feel guilty and interested to read what he has to say, he does use mostly hard hitting factual information.


 The rhetorical strategy which the author uses is the pathos appeal. The author uses emotions in his article, so that it will affect people more instead of just reading it and seeing that world hunger is going on everywhere. He wants the reader to have emotions tied to it so that they will more likely do something about it, they will want to help end world hunger. They will feel guilty about eating when other people barely have enough to survive one day. For example the author writes, "As we enjoy a delectable and sumptuous meal on our table, millions of other people around the world are starving and have nothing to eat." He uses this statement so people will feel guilty and will be more likely to act and do something about ending world hunger because they will be attached on an emotional level and will feel guilty and make actions through their concious instead of thinking rationally.

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We Mustn't Let Poverty Get in the Way of Learning

We Mustn't Let Poverty Get in the Way of Learning | Poverty James | Scoop.it

1. This post is part of a series on childhood poverty in the United States in partnership with Save the Children and Julianne Moore.


2. One in four children live in poverty.

    Living in poverty affects education.


3. Carolyn S. Miles believes people should try to help families in poverty, because childrens' edudcation suffers.


4. Carolyn says: "If we want to break the cycle of poverty we need to ensure that our children excell academically."


6. I learned that the columnist is very determined to change the lives of kids.


7. This article was written for educated individuals.


8. The writer does offer enough evidence to agree with her, if we help kids deal with poverty and focus them on education they can pull themselves out of poverty.


Carolyn S. Miles relies heavily on, and opens up the article using pathos, relaying the story a principal told her of a teacher who went to go buy a young boy a pair of shoes. The young boy in question only had one pair of shoes and they were too large for him, so large in fact he "had to poke holes in the front so his toes would not be crushed." Since winter was coming the teacher went out and bought him a pair of shoes because she did not want the boy to have no protection from the frost of winter. She also uses logos when she puts forth a solution to bring kids out of poverty, by setting high academical standards for them and having them make good careers, there by breaking the cycle of poverty.

Prassant NotAddicted's curator insight, January 24, 2014 10:55 AM

Living in poverty affects education as you might not be able to ask help from your tuition teachers or even on the net. Everyone should play a part in helping children who are suffering from poverty to get education. The principal in the story is one person whom I admire who helps break the cycle of poverty and even sets goals for the child.

Ck Lee's comment, January 27, 2014 11:45 PM
i believe that kelvins insight on this issue is correct and i totally agree on the fact that the government should work hand in hand with the poor families to help them to get a education for example the government can help to fund the childrens education but i also believe that it is entirely up to the children on whether they want to excel academically or not hence it is not advisable for the families to entirely depend on the government forever for their childrens education
Abilash Kumar's comment, January 28, 2014 10:39 PM
i believe that kelvin's insight is correct that government and the school should work hand in hand to support and ensure that the children will not end up in the poverty cycle.