Due 6 April 2015
Audience: College students at Umass Dartmouth.
Purpose: To prove that over consumption of alcoholic beverages in college students can be detrimental to the grades of students.
Annotated Bibliography on Alcohol Consumption in College Students
PÉrez-peÑa, Richard. "Dartmouth Cites Student Misconduct in Its Ban on Hard Liquor." Nytimes.com. The New York Times, 29 Jan. 2015. Web. 4 March 2015.
In the article “Dartmouth Cites Student Misconduct in Its Ban on Hard Liquor,” by Richard Perez-Pena in the New York Times, Perez goes into detail on the facts and different opinions on Dartmouth College’s choice to ban hard liquor on campus. At Dartmouth College, an Ivy League school, there have been increasing reports of alcohol soaked incidents of student misbehavior. There were a string of embarrassments including binge drinking, sexual assaults, fraternity hazing, and hospitalization. Hard alcohol is defined as any alcoholic beverage that is at or above thirty proof (15% or higher alcohol content. Perez-Pena describes hard liquor as being detrimental to education for college students, and also as a danger.
“College Drinking.” Niaaa.nih.gov. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 4 July 2013. Web. 5 Apr. 2015.
Although there is no specified author in this piece, the NIH gives many facts on college drinking. Each year an estimated 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcoholrelated unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes. Each year an estimated 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol. Each year another student who has been drinking assaults an estimated 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24. Each year an estimated 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol related sexual assault or date rape. Each year an estimated 400,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 have unprotected sex, and more than 100,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex. About one quarter of college students report having academic consequences because of their drinking, including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall. Nineteen percent of college students between the ages of 18 and 24 met the criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence, but only 5 percent of these students sought treatment for alcohol problems in the year preceding the survey. Each year an estimated 3,360,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 drive under the influence of alcohol. There are all of these and other consequences described in the article as well. These include suicide attempts, health problems, vandalism, property damage, and involvement with the police.
Taylor, Buddy. "Drinking to Get Drunk at College." Alcoholism.about.com. AboutHealth, 14 Feb. 2014. Web. 05 Apr. 2015.
In this article titled, Drinking to Get Drunk At College, Buddy T, an alcoholism expert, goes into detail about the use of alcohol in binge drinking in college students. Buddy says “The problem is not alcohol and drinking, but "binge" drinking. What is binge drinking? Most of us have always thought of a "binge" as a two or three day drunk. But the medical definition of the term is "five or more drinks in a row for men, four or more for women."”(1) Binge drinking is in other words drinking just to get wasted. Binge drinkers are more susceptible to problems like hangovers, being late to class, and getting behind on class work.
Miller, Anna. "New Insights on College Drinking."apa.org. American Psychological Association, 3 Oct. 2013. Web. 5 Apr. 2015.
Anna Miller talks about the psychology in pinpointing who is most at risk for drinking problems in college in this article titled, “New insights on college drinking.” Se says that each year,…