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Allison Lee English 2000; Section 104 Final Assessment Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could simply take a pill that would make us smarter? Surprisingly, there are such medications that considered to be cognitive enhancers, more popularly know as, “smart drugs”. Controversy has arisen about the many students that are taking prescription drugs to enhance their concentration; a British newspaper, The Observer, published the article: “Universities Told to Consider Dope Tests as Students Use of ‘Smart Drugs” Soars”, states that “[s]ome students say they feel [the use of a “smart drug”] is cheating”. While some consider it to be cheating, Saffron Davies article, “Not So Smart”, says that the “drugs have been claimed to improve IQ and memory tests”. Regardless if such “smart drugs” are considered to be a helping aid to cheating or a helpful aid to enhancing concentration, Louisiana State University (LSU) should not attempt to regulate the use of cognitive enhancing drugs because it is not enhancing ones performance. It’s simply enhancing and maximizing ones ability to focus on the material and grasp its concepts. It is then up to the individual to perform well. The determination of an individual is crucial as to if the use of a “smart drug” will work. If one is not focused on the task at hand, the medication will not perform as it was designed, thus implying that a drug will work for one individual and not another. In Jason Kirby’s article “Going to Work on Smart Drugs”, Jeremy Cole, an operations manager,
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