Pro Con Speech Outline

Pro Con Speech Outline - B randon Ford Section 2 TA Jackie...

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Brandon Ford Section 2 TA: Jackie Section Leader: Katie Hicks Pro Con Speech Outline Claim: The drinking age should be lowered to 18 years old. Data: According to Ruth Engs, an Applied Health Sciences professor at Indiana University, among drinkers in the United States 32% of underage drinkers are binge drinkers (drinking more than 5 drinks at least once a week) while only 24% of legal drinkers are heavy drinkers (Engs 1998). Warrant: I ask why? Why is it that underage drinkers consume more at a given time than non drinkers? Well according to Cognac.com which is a wine producer/distributor in France that also promotes alcohol awareness, Underage drinkers see alcohol as a “forbidden fruit” or something that is more desirable because it is against the law. The curiosity leads to drinking too much and that’s when problems like alcohol poisoning and violence occur. Cognac suggests that if we allow drinking at the age of 18 in controlled environments like restaurants and bowling alleys, it will allow the young drinkers to understand their limits
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course COMM 100 taught by Professor Donohue during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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