Mandatory Drug Testing in Schools In the 1990s, drug testing became a major legal issue when numerous school programs were initiating drug testing procedures for their students. Since then, there have been Supreme Court cases determining which students it is permissible for a school to drug test. Eventually, the conclusion came that drug testing all students would violate students’ right to privacy and the school only had a right to drug test students who are voluntarily involved in extracurricular school activities (Issitt and Newton, pars. 1-2). Despite the thoughts of many students who believe differently, mandatory drug testing in schools helps keep the school mostly drug free, keep students healthier and keep students more focused in school. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities should definitely be the top priority in students when it comes to drug testing. Athletes count on each other when it comes to their sports team. If a student is “high,” he or she is not in his or her normal mindset, resulting in a deterred performance and thus, letting his or her team down. Any student who is in sports, the band, or a club is privileged to be a part of that activity because not everyone is a part of it. For instance, a student in the National Honor Society, or any other club, is held at higher standards than a student who is not involved in any extracurricular activity. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities proved to be less active with drug substances as opposed to a student who is not drug tested in school (National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, par. 1). Drug use among students in high school was found to decrease academic performance according to the 2002-2004 National Survey on Drug and Health. According to the same survey, 72 percent of students who maintain an “A” and “B” average reported that they do not use drugs or alcohol. Drugs make learning difficult for students and they cannot grasp new material when it is taught to them (Issitt and Newton, par. 9). When it comes to peer pressure, teenagers are who the main focus falls on; most of that peer pressure involves drug use. Students who have chosen not to use drugs are exposed to drug use and are constantly peer pressured into trying the substance. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) conducted a research indication that adolescents are more likely to have conflicts with drug dependency and abuse (Issitt and Newton, par. 10). Adolescents are constantly exposed to drug use on television, in music and just about everywhere. In 2006, the Center for Alcohol and Substance Abuse (CASA) obtained data indicating that over 51 percent of high school students and 20 percent of middle school students attended a school where drugs were readily available. Also in a study conducted in 2005 by the Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education
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Argumentative essays help the reader to understand the opinions. Those opinions are based in several reasons that are listed with coherence. The goal of the argumentative paper is to convince the audience that the claim or opinion is true (Source 1). You have to analyze your essay in order to make it essay to understand to the reader and to convince them why you think in that way about that specific topic. You have to plan your essay, having an idea is essential, then…
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Old Dominion University Library provides lists of hundreds of possible subjects organized by category.
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wherein they reside” made the birthright citizenship a part of the Constitution. This practice has created many debates whether or not to benefit children with citizenship, of illegal immigrants based on the Fourteenth Amendment. Linda Chavez in her essay “The Case for Birthright Citizenship” made two serious arguments that repealing the birthright…
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The Irony in “Bariatric Surgery: The Unspoken Truth”
In Escudero’s essay, “Bariatric Surgery: The Unspoken Truth,” he explores the risks and benefits of gastric bypass surgery. In this argumentative essay the author explains what the surgery is, what it does and how the different lifestyles of the patients change drastically in order to support their new body. Escudero mentions how before reaching a decision there should…
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Persuasive Paragraph and Essay
Professor: Aurora Ascension, M. ED
Main Idea or Thesis: “Does Facebook do more harm than good?”
1. Many people use Face in their everyday lives
2. The bad and sometimes disturbing things that take place on and through Facebook.
3. Facebook exposes adolescents to things they should not be exposed to at their age.
Audiences: adolescents and adults.
How to Write an Argumentative Essay in 9 Easy Steps
It goes by many names—the research project, the persuasive essay, the term paper—but all mean the same thing: you’re writing an argument. Before you wrench in agony, know that a smart approach and planning phase (like the one you’re in right now) can make the process of writing an argument approachable, even enjoyable. The following 9 steps will help guide you through the writing process.
1) Choose your topic—carefully. Check your ideas against…
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So, you’re almost done writing the most fascinating, informative, life-changing essay in the history of intelligent writing. You feel drained of ideas, you’re exhausted by all the research, and you probably no longer care about finding that “perfect word” to make everything fit together nicely. Word of advice: don’t give up yet!
There is one important part of the writing process that still needs to be fulfilled—your conclusion. But…
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A lot of times, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t get something done, or are constantly displeased with the result. This also concerns the students, when they face the necessity of writing an essay and meeting all the requirements of the tutor. You, probably, have plenty of subjects, and each of them has specific guidelines when it comes to writing a paper. Writing an essay requires good writing skills, and if you are not sure of yourself, it is all right! Some people are…
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These goals require both critical thinking (selecting details and a focus from a myriad of choices based on a set of flexible criteria) and analysis (making sense of a source—whether that source is a written or visual text, yourself or another person). Careful and analytical reading skills are integral to these goals.
To pass this class, students must be able to write essays that show competence…
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The symbols list provides you with the symbols that I use to mark your journals and essays. I do not expect for you to know how to correct all these errors at the beginning of the semester; however I do want you to know what they mean so that you can use this information to target and work on your weak areas. After you complete the diagnostic essay and receive my feedback on it, you should have a good sense of what your weaknesses are. Do not get nervous though…