Help me study for my Communications class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.
1. That American parents are under an increasing strain in bringing up children is shown by the rapid and horrible rise in the incidence of child abuse. Obviously the government must provide substantial help to the family, which means there should be a broad system of state funded day-care centers for children of working parents. The number of working mothers is constantly increasing, so that small children are bound to be even more neglected unless there are day-care centers. Moreover, we now know how important it is for children to be stimulated and given the chance to learn at the earliest ages, and this need can best be filled by such centers.
2. The conviction for driving while intoxicated has seriously compromised the Senator’s effectiveness. It seems clear that the State’s voters should not return him for another term. For one thing, his credibility has been irreparably damaged. He will not be taken seriously either by his colleagues or the public. Moreover, the conviction is evidence of flawed judgment. Any straight thinking, responsible drunk Senator would have know to call a cab. We also cannot overlook the fact that we must now be served by a criminal, a criminal who had sworn to uphold the Constitution. Finally, since we have no evidence that he is not a chronically heavy drinker, and no certainty that he will not again drive drunk, we have a clear responsibility to help protect the lives and property of the innocent citizens of Washington, D.C.
3. Unquestionably, it is time for the University to crack down on student drinking. Alcohol abuse among students is out of control and is having a negative impact on academics, on the public image of the university, and especially on the health of the student body. Many professors will acknowledge that after a weekend of drinking, students seem unprepared for class on Monday. Neither are students attending Friday classes regularly, opting instead for an early start to their weekend binge. A few professors have even noticed that some students have been drinking before class, or even taken quizzes while under the influence. It is also the case that the University, already an unpopular institution among the state’s conservative voters, cannot endure the continued bad publicity associated with student drinking. Headlines in the Union Leader like : “UNH STUDENT ALMOST DIES FROM DRINKING” only exemplify the way negative publicity impacts the public’s view of the institution. Ultimately, this will lead to a decrease in support for the University from the legislature, from donors, and from the citizens of the state. Finally, students are endangering their health with their behavior. Not only have two students died recently as a result of alcohol–not to mention the other who nearly died–it is also the case, that short of death, alcohol abuse can lead to both long term and short term health problems. In the short term, students can suffer from a variety of nutritional deficiencies, depression, dehydration, anxiety, and even hypothermia. That of course is in addition to the hangover epidemic that strikes the campus on Sunday mornings. The long term effects can be severe, including liver failure, heart disease, and especially alcoholism. No matter how the problem is examined, students who drink too much are hurting themselves, their futures, and their university. A strict crack down–including expulsion for violation of alcohol policy–should be put in place immediately.