For my two forms of visuals I decided to use a pie chart and a table. My pie chart shows the percentages of deaths caused by underage drinking. This will be placed in my second body paragraph which states that more teens drink because it is illegal for them to do so and if It were legalized teens would be more likely to drink safely because they would not have to sneak to do it and it would take place in a controlled environment. The pie chart shows the scary statistics and it is my goal to make the reader see that this can be changed.
The table I am using shows the different drinking ages out of 42 different countries. This will support my argument that at the age of 18 you are an adult and should be allowed to drink, as we are the only country that does not allow drinking until the age of 21. This table will be placed in my first body paragraph Statistics of deaths due to teen drinking are frightening, showing that lowering the drinking age to eighteen would greatly reduce these statistics.
M. Szalavitz. Stats Senior Fellow, April 29, 2005, Underage Drinking, retrieved October 24, 2009 from http://alcoholnews. org/underage_drinking. html M. Szalavitz, Stats Senior Fellow, April 29,2005, Underage drinking, retrieved October 24,2009 from Http://alcoholnews. org/underage_drinking. html The United States has the highest legal drinking age, in fact out of 42 countries most of those have a legal drinking age of 18 or lower. Legal Drinking Ages | | |Drinking Ages | | | | | |15 |16 |18 |19 |20 |21 | |Number of Countries |1 |5 |33 |1 |1 |1 | Wikipedia,Wikipedia. com,October 23, 2009, Legal Drinking Age,retrieved October 24, 2009 from http://wikipedia. org/wiki/legal_drinking_age ———————– [pic]