Annotative Bibliography: An Argumentative Bibliography On College Binge Drinking
The process I took to begin creating my annotative bibliography consisted of multiple steps over the past three weeks. One of the first tasks I took included developing a “To Do List” and from this list I was able to draft a daily schedule devoting a minimum of 30 minutes per day towards executing these tasks. This schedule allows me to incorporate time management skills to reduce unnecessary stress. My next errand was to establish a firm understanding of what exactly an annotative bibliography is and aligned this definition with my Professor’s writing prompt. Although it may seem minimal these steps give me a solid foundation to begin my preliminary research regarding my topic.
I began with my usual base search through Google utilizing the topic “Issues of College Life” and noticed that mental health issues ranging from depression to addiction seem to be a common concern. I then settled on addiction however with further research I found that the “addiction” topic alone remained vastly broad and needed to do more narrowing. With societal views in mind I decided to rest on college binge drinking. Roughly 60% of college students report consumption of alcohol and of this 60% 2 out of …show more content…
This article tells the story of a 20 year old biochemistry major at Winona State University who died of alcohol poisoning. Federal records show that in through 1999-2005 out of 157 college age individuals, 23 died in relation to their drinking and alcohol-poisoning deaths per year double with a dip in 2001. In another analysis alcohol poisoning death victims had an average BAC of 0.40 and death increases on weekends. In 40 % of cases investigating deaths associated with alcohol-poisoning fraternity member or the purchasers of the alcohol were charged which resulted most commonly with fines, probation or community service. Response to this from communities/schools include: education regarding extreme dangers, laws regarding binge drinking and harm