Underage Drinking Annotated Bib. Essay

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Underage Drinking:
Annotated Bibliography

Alexis Richter
Comp 2
February 27th, 2010
Engs, Ruth C. "Why the Drinking Age Should be Lowered: An Opinion Based Upon Research." CQ Researcher. N.p., 20 Mar. 1998. Web. 9 Feb. 2011. . The article “Why the Drinking Age Should be Lowered: An Option based upon Research” is about twenty years of research based underage drinking done by Ruth Engs. It talks about the way things were in the past compared to how things are now. The research done for this article shows that binge drinking is mostly found in the age below 21 due to the lack of being taught responsible drinking habits. In this article there are many statistics dealing with drinking at a college level over a long span of
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A good majority of this book argues that if you can die for you country at age eighteen you should be allowed to drink, that allowing it and creating a culture that socially dismisses the abuse of it, and the fact that most fatal car accidents are found more so at the ages of 21-24 is why the legal drinking age needs to be revaluated. This book contributed to my topic for two big reasons. The title of the book itself is exactly what my thesis is trying to get at. This topic should be taken more seriously and reconsidered and this book fits right along with my thesis. Lastly, it has all of the big issues that go along with what factors into lowering the drinking age and that gives me a greater understanding of my topic. This book has proven that it deserves to be trusted. It was published in 2008 which means that the information covered in it still has meaning to our culture today and the statistics are more than likely close to the same in 2011. Another indicator that this source is creditable is the contributors to this book. For example, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, AcoholpolicyMD.com, Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Nevada, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism are very well known and trusted surveys, websites, and organizations.
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