The book I read is called All The Answers by Kate Messner. The main character in this book is the curious, yet anxious, Ava Anderson. This book takes place in a few different places in the same, unnamed, small town. They include a school, Ava’s house, a retirement home, and an obstacle course. The part in the story that gets it put in motion is when one morning Ava needs a pencil for a math test. While she is rummaging through the junk drawer and finds a blue pencil. When she gets to school and starts her test, there is a question she is clueless about. She write on her paper, using the blue pencil,” What is the formula for finding the circumference of a circle?”. Then she hears a voice tell her the answer. Later that day she is asking the
Chapter 3 "Critical Thinking and Argument" of Andrea A. Lunsford's book Easy Writer, covers how to critically understand and make an educated argument. Lunsford first explains how to critically read and analyze the meaning or purpose of a text. Lunsford gives the reader a method to do this which includes previewing the text, taking notes, writing a summary of the text and the making an analysis of the work. Next Lunsford explains how to identify different types of appeals in a texts argument. These appeals include emotional, ethical and logical appeals. Emotional appeals center around personal values and human emotions. Ethical appeals deal with personal morals and the goodwill of humans. Logical appeals are based solely on facts and research.
In today’s society, alcohol has become one of the main necessities for people to create relaxation, confidence, and the ability to be social. In the short story “A Bartender Tells What Man Did to Booze, and Booze to Man”, an anonymous bartender gives an up close and personal account of his observations about the effects alcohol has on men. He emphasizes the change in their character after a few drinks. Koren Zailckas from Smashed shares a memoir of her life describing her relationship with alcohol abuse and the problems that it caused for her. Although certain types of alcohol are used to support good health, it is the excessive consumption and misuse that leaves people dependent resulting in significant social, physical, and mental
Oftentimes students focus on their studies from Sunday through Thursday but as the weekend approaches, their attention shifts from academics to partying. The fact that the majority of their alcohol consumption is over a three day period (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) could be considered binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as having four to five regular drinks consumed in one sitting, at two or more events within one months time span (Acuff, Soltis, Dennhardt, Bosari, Martens, Murphy, 2017). Another repercussion from binge drinking is second-hand effects. Inevitably, those students that are partying and drinking need the support and guidance of their more academically minded friends. Following a night of drinking, perhaps the drinker needs a ride from a sober friend or perhaps there was drama centered around those that were drinking and need the comfort and encouragement from their sober counterparts. A negative experience with alcohol as a non-drinker defines second-hand effects (Cabalatungan, & McCarthy, 2015).
At the age of 18, he drinks five drinks a night to get drunk. By the time he is 20 this had moved up to 10 drinks a night to get drunk, with the occasion (self-labeled) binge. The fact that Augusten has said that his binges go well beyond the clinical definition of a binge. There is a strong argument that the clinical level of a binge (4 drinks for women, 5 for men) is too small for truly problematic drinking (Wechsler, 1998). By the time Augusten was 21, he was drinking a liter of Dewar’s along with cocktails. Overall, it is impossible to deny that as Augusten got older and his drinking habits progressed, he developed a very strong tolerance for alcohol.
drinks because he wants to forget the memories that he had during the games. Alcohol affects many parts of one's body including the brain. It mainly causes problems for the person's memory like in the movie "The Hangover" (2007). Alcohol affects the hippocampus, the part of the brain that is responsible for memory. "Alcohol is a depreseant due to the fact that it slows the brain down. The sugar
Example 11.12 (p. 428) studies hangover symptoms in college students (Slutske et al., 2003). The students answered questions about alcohol use and hangovers, including a count of how many out of a list of 13 possible hangover symptoms that they had experienced in the past year. For the 470 men, the mean number of symptoms was 5.3; for the 755
He portrays the pre-game tailgate experience as one that encourages college students to binge drink in order to maintain their buzz during the lengthy game. Regarding this issue, Dying to Drink: Confronting Binge Drinking on College Campuses overviews the epidemic of binge-drinking on college game day; along with how individuals in leadership positions should combat the rampant problem. The book chronicles several binge-drinkers daily activities. Specifically, one subject in particular recounted his pre-game rituals which included copious amounts of beer, liquor, and spirits throughout his day. The authors, Henry Wechsler and Bernice Wuethrich also articulate in their book how underage drinking, along with binge-drinking can have detrimental cognitive ramifications that include a loss of brain cells and a pre-disposition to cirrhosis of the liver. In an excerpt, Wechsler and Wuethruch list a myriad of negative short and long term effects binge-drinking has on the body, including: “headaches, breathing difficulties, anemia, high blood pressure, liver damage, nerve damage, vitamin B1 deficiency, ulcers, gastritis, malnutrition, and cancer of the mouth and throat” (Wechsler and Wuethruch 27). These numerous ailments can and will be lessened when a
Too many minors have committed violent crimes and haven’t gotten the consequences they deserved. In Time magazine article, “Children without Pity” written by Nancy Traver, it shows how the crime rates are going up and many minors aren’t getting the consequence they need. Given the violence of their actions, minors who commit violent crimes should be tried as adults.
“Celia, A Slave” written by Melton McLaurin paints a full story of an African slave named Celia in the period of 1850s. She was bought by Robert Newsom, her white master, to serve his sexual relationship. She was put into trial after killing her master in an attempt to stop him from sexual advance and then burned his body in the fireplace. This incident appalled residents in Callaway County and Missouri in a historical period when the neighboring Kansas Territory deeply involved into a furious dispute over if Kansas became a slave state or free-slave state. In a series of non-stop events, Celia’s story became emblematic of the centrifugal conditions that ripped the antebellum America apart because her life helps us understand women’s rights in the slavery society and a conflict between proslavery and antislavery activities.
The book I read for this assignment was Drunkard: Hard Drinking Life, by Neil Steinberg. This book really surprised me in the way it lays out Steinberg’s journey facing his alcohol addiction. It takes a lot of courage for someone to admit that he or she has a substance abuse problem yet alone publish a book about it. Steinberg gives us in depth looks into his personal life, career, and thought process. It is also captivating to see a successful writer with a family and great career battle alcohol use.
In “Chapter 2” Irene Hunt focuses on Josh’s plan to leave his home. Howie meets up with Josh after rummaging through trash. Then, Josh tells Howie that he doesn’t want to see Chicago again. Josh believes that his family wants him to leave, and also believes that he and his friend can survive on their own, with the help of their musical talents. Surprisingly, the boys saw Josh’s brother, Joey, approach them. Joey demands that he goes with them. With the help of Howie, Josh who was first not sure about Joey tagging along, allows his brother to join them. Therefore, Josh and Joey pack their clothes and other needed items to join Howie, who was waiting on them with his banjo.
This is a wonderful monograph by Melissa Archer with a comprehensive study of the theme of “worship in the Apocalypse”. It illustrates various aspects of worship and the role of worship in the Apocalypse. The language of the book and different approaches to the theme are appreciated, because those are simple and clear to understand the theme.