The article “Athletes and Energy Drinks: Reported Risk-Taking and Consequences from the Combined use of Alcohol and Energy Drinks” written collectively by Woolsey, Waigandt, and Beck was a study of the effects of drinking alcohol both combined and isolated with the effects of drinking energy drinks. The article’s main points are that: people that combined energy drinks with alcohol tended to drink less drinks, but more often, energy drinks have multiple herbs and ingredients that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and that energy drinks are becoming too concentrated, having almost quadruple the amount of caffeine that they used to have. Seeing this article, it opened my eyes to how harmful energy drinks alone are, let alone mixing them with alcohol. The article is brought about in a manner that informs the reader properly, but confuses you with information at random. The information could be presented in a better way if you were able to pick the article apart and re-organize it. At first, the article states that athletes are a main focus of energy drink sales, then goes on to talk about how energy drinks are unsafe and back to athletes drinking the most energy drinks. The study is also a little complicated because it involves too many variables. It compares the effects on athletes, then on athletes that use energy drinks, then on athletes that mix energy drinks with alcohol at the same time, then on athletes who drink alcohol without mixing it with energy drinks. Somehow I doubt this is possible because the two are not mutually exclusive. First, I would like to know if they took into account the people who have ever drank energy drinks separately from alcohol. For example, if Johnny was an athlete and drank an energy drink before a game on Friday and then drank alcohol on Monday morning and didn’t mix it with alcohol. But then Johnny mixed energy drinks with alcohol the next Friday night but he didn’t have a game, therefore he didn’t exercise. Would Johnny then be excluded from the study or would he be clumped together with the group of people mix alcohol with energy drinks? The article didn’t explain whether this would be plausible or not. Also, what about people who do all of these things (alcohol mixed with energy drinks) but who are not athletes? These people could also exercise heavily but not be considered athletes. Personally, I know people that exercise and lift weights more often and to a higher intensity than some athletes. If this study wanted to view the effects on exercise, use of energy drinks, and alcohol combined then they should have included information on the exercise schedule of the athletes. I believe that…
27 February 2015
Prompt 2: You Only Live Once
Most people live by the saying “YOLO”, but Chris McCandless took it to the next level.
In the story, “
Into The Wild
” by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless goes on an extreme journey
that ended up being a tragic story. McCandless is not a foolish person for doing what he wanted
to do with his life because we are all born to do different things, be different people. His
adventure was a getaway…
What if you decided one day to abandon everything you have and move into the wild, where were you go? In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer a unique man named Chris McCandless chose an answer for this question, and decided to survive in the alaskan wilderness. Lots of people believed he was crazy ,but he wasn't alone. Chris is very similar to everett ruess which proves that he is not crazy. Chris and Everett are similar in many ways.
First way you can say Chris and Everett are similar…
Into The WildPrompt: Explain why Chris makes the decisions he does that results in his death. Leave the reader with a sense of how they should feel about Chris and his decisions.
“Into The Wild Assessment”
Throughout the book Into The Wild the main character, Chris McCandless, makes many decisions that most people in society would not choose to make. However, there is reasoning as to why Chris made the decisions he did, both before and during his journey, leading up to his death in Alaska.
English Essay “Into the Wild’
The way that we construct our identity through our actions is the way that we speak or the way that we carry ourselves, and the way that our emotions show. Chris McCandless however never really showed his emotions. Instead Chris would always try to push away the people that tried to get close to him. In the novel “Into the Wild” Krakauer did not introduce Chris’s parents to us right away, but instead Krakauer…
Into The Wild
Reading the novel, "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer and then watching it in a movie format by Sean Penn, there were obviously similarities and differences even though the film was adapted from the book. The story is mostly the same from the book and the movie about Christopher McCandless’s journey into the wild and his death that became of it. Sean Penn took a different spin by not telling some of the important details, and then putting others in that…
Pre AP English II
Into the Wild
There are some people among us that are different; they don’t seem to fit in the normal standards that our society is based on. The non-fiction novel Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer describes in detail the epic but tragic journey of Chris McCandless, a young man who didn’t seem – or want to conform to the conventional ways of modern life. Some critics argue that he was simply ignorant; he walked out of a potentially great life…
The Long Walk into the Wild
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all…
Chris McCandless, the subject of Jon Krakauer in Into the Wild, was not ignorant or unprepared, but he was going out into the wilderness to find the true meaning of life and to see what it was like to live out in the wild on his own. Chris was a great role model for kids all across the country; because he was trying to live out his dream and do what he thought was right in the wild and would not listen to what anyone told him to do. Chris McCandless was a loving and caring…
In his book Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer shows Christopher McCandless as a complex young man who left all his possessions behind and began a trek across part of the United States, which would eventually lead him to his demise in Alaska. During his journey, McCandless encounters numerous friendly individuals who offer him shelter and comfort, which his home could provide, but Chris rejected it. However these same relationships included complexities and touch on conflicts that Chris largely…