Informal Speech Essay

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I. Introduction: A. Attention Getter: By a show of hands, how many people in this classroom are under the age of 21? As you look around the room, you will see that many of you are in fact under 21. Now think to yourself, even though you are not of age, does it mean that none of you have ever experimented with alcohol? B. Reveal Topic: According to Professor Rosenberg from the Psychological Bulletin 1999, alcohol is the most serious problem facing teenagers today, (particularly college age) and it's been like that for substantial period of time. We are all college students that have more than likely been to a party with alcohol present, which is why we need to be informed of potential consequences when consuming certain beverages. C. Preview of Main Points: Today I'm here to inform you on the negative effects that binge drinking can cast onto college students. First and foremost, interfering with the time allotted for class work, it can also lead to disobedience of mandatory consumption laws and finally creating less then desirable social reputations. Transition: Let's begin by talking about how binge drinking affects the main goal of attending college, completing your work! II. Body A. It is not secret that drinking can hinder college GPA’s substantially and can also consume ALL social activities. 1. According to, on average, students who have more than 5 drinks per occasion have a GPA that is half a grade lower than the GPA for other students. a. Accompanying the overall GPA plummet, about 25 percent of students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, and doing poorly on exams or papers. 2. College rankings are not only based off of scholastic standing but also the “Top Party Schools”. Here are the top 20 Party Schools from 2009-2010 according

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