Don't Let Them Drink! Persuasive Essay by hicaliber

Don't Let Them Drink!
An argument for the legal drinking age to be raised to 30 years old.
# 94428 | 1,398 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 28, 2007 in Education (Higher) , English (Persuasive Writing) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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The paper discusses the shocking number of drinking-related accidents and deaths among college students, the interference that drinking can cause when it comes to education and the health benefits of not drinking at a young age. The paper explains that college provides many students with their first taste of freedom, away from parental eyes. The paper contends, therefore, that the legal age for drinking should be moved to 30-years-old to provide a safe transition from the teenage years to the adult world. The paper concludes that such an age minimum will save lives, promote good health habits and make life much easier for millions of people across the nation.

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Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chou, Patricia S "Another look at heavy episodic drinking and alcohol use disorders among college and non-college youth ". Journal of Studies on Alcohol 2004
  • Hang, Lee ."Trends in college binge drinking during a period of increased prevention efforts"; findings from 4 Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study Surveys: 1993-2001. Journal of American College Health 2002
  • Nisbet, Jenny" TOO DRUNK TO SAY NO; Appalling figures this week said 1 in 3 drunken women are sexually attacked. Now, in a courageous bid to warn other young women of the dangers of mindless drinking, this victim has waived her anonymity to tell of her own harrowing ordeal." The Daily Mail (London, England) 2005
  • Wechsler, Henry.Age of first intoxication, heavy drinking, driving after drinking and risk of unintentional injury among U.S. college students."Journal of Studies on Alcohol 2003

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