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Smoking : an opposing viewpoints guide

Author: Mary E Williams
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press/Thomson Gale, ©2006.
Series: Writing the critical essay.; Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite explicit warnings from the U.S. Surgeon General about the harmful affects of smoking, for decades people have chosen to start smoking cigarettes. Selections examine the effects of smoking as well as factors that influence people's decisions to smoke. In addition, a variety of guided exercises, sidebar questions, and model essays assist students through the process of writing their own well-supported  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary E Williams
ISBN: 0737732040 9780737732047
OCLC Number: 61115568
Description: 110 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : background to controversy : how smoking became popular in America --
Opposing viewpoints on smoking. Smoking should be condemned / Dean P. Johnson ; The tobacco industry should not be condemned / Mario Vargas Llosa ; Cigarette ads encourage youths to smoke / John DiConsiglio ; Antitobacco ads discourage youth smoking / Peter Vilbig ; How I got hooked on cigarettes / Dale Pray ; Why I quit smoking / Christina Fletcher --
Model essays and writing exercises. Preface : writing the descriptive five-paragraph essay ; Essay one : tobacco advertising encourages youths to smoke ; Exercise one : create an outline from an existing essay ; Essay two : welcome to the world of smoking ; Exercise two : organize and write your own five-paragraph descriptive essay ; Essay three : ashes in the food ; Exercise three : practice writing a scene with dialogue ; Exercise four : write a descriptive essay that includes scene and exposition --
Supporting research material. Appendix A : facts about smoking ; Appendix B : finding and using sources of information ; Appendix C : sample essay topics.
Series Title: Writing the critical essay.; Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Mary E. Williams, book editor.

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Despite explicit warnings from the U.S. Surgeon General about the harmful affects of smoking, for decades people have chosen to start smoking cigarettes. Selections examine the effects of smoking as well as factors that influence people's decisions to smoke. In addition, a variety of guided exercises, sidebar questions, and model essays assist students through the process of writing their own well-supported compositions.

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