Friday, October 2, 2009

Writing Prompt 1

According to the Associated Press, "Americans swallow an average of 22 teaspoons of sugar each day in the form of soft drinks, candy, cookies, and processed foods. Among teenagers, the figure is 34 teaspoons."
from The Week, September 11, 2009

Assignment: Should school systems attempt to curb the excessive consumption of sugar among teenagers by eliminating soda and candy vending machines from school campuses? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.