Core 4 Rough Draft - Matt Breitung Core 4 Audience: Time...

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Core 4 Audience: Time Magazine Underage drinking is a major problem in America, especially among college students  and even older high school students. It can be widely agreed upon that the taste of alcohol  alone is not sufficient enough to make people want to drink. In fact, there aren’t many  beverages that can be worse tasting than alcohol. So why is there such a problem with out of  control drinking and young students breaking the law? There are several factors that attribute to  this issue including social pressure, personal confidence, and the thought that alcohol will make  them feel good.  Pressure from their peers can trick them into doing something they would have never  wanted to do on their own. Many cannot come up with any other reason as to why they are  drinking other than because their friends are doing it. If everyone around them is drinking, than  they feel forced into drinking themselves. This can be a highly damaging wave of effect. If one  group is drinking, they will encourage another group to drink, which will encourage another  group, and so on. Before you know it, there is an entire friend group or even student body  participating in underage drinking simply because no one wanted to feel left out.  The media also affects how young people view drinking. Whether it is a commercial on 
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2009 for the course ENC 1101 taught by Professor Carolmichaelsen during the Spring '07 term at University of Central Florida.

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