Teen Pregnancy

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Learning the fundamental principles of essay writing is becoming an ever more important skill for students. In 2005 the SAT gave its stamp to this initiative by adding an essay requirement to the popular college entrance exam. Each book in Greenhaven press's Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide includes everything necessary to help students research, outline, draft, edit, and ultimately write successful essays across the curriculum.

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Overview

Learning the fundamental principles of essay writing is becoming an ever more important skill for students. In 2005 the SAT gave its stamp to this initiative by adding an essay requirement to the popular college entrance exam. Each book in Greenhaven press's Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide includes everything necessary to help students research, outline, draft, edit, and ultimately write successful essays across the curriculum.

Using the patented Opposing Viewpoints format, this book focuses on writing a persuasive essay. Persuasion is a frequently used essay technique for writing informational, opinionated and how-to essays. Readers will find useful information to write a successful persuasive essay, including thesis statements, introductions, and conclusions. In addition, readers will find information to compile a source cited list using MLA style.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction: Teen Pregnancy and Adoption 7

Section 1 Opposing Viewpoints on Teen Pregnancy

Viewpoint 1 Teaching Teens about Birth Control Reduces Teen Pregnancy Cecile Richards 12

Viewpoint 2 Teaching Students about Abstinence Reduces Teen Pregnancy Katherine Bradley Christine Kim 19

Viewpoint 3 Giving Teens Emergency Contraception Can Prevent Teen Pregnancy Lisa Waller William Bryson 25

Viewpoint 4 Teens Should Not Have Access to Emergency Contraception: Teens for Life 33

Viewpoint 5 Pregnant Teens Should Need Parental Permission to Get an Abortion: National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund 40

Viewpoint 6 Pregnant Teens Should Not Need Parental Permission to Get an Abortion: Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health 47

Section 2 Model Essays and Writing Exercises

Preface A The Five-Paragraph Essay 58

Preface B The Persuasive Essay 60

Essay 1 Poverty Causes Teen Pregnancy 63

Exercise 1A Create an Outline from an Existing Essay 66

Exercise 1B Create an Outline for Your Own Essay 67

Essay 2 Christian Conservatives are to Blame for the Rise in Teen Pregnancy 70

Exercise 2A Create an Outline from an Existing Essay 73

Exercise 2B Identify Persuasive Techniques 73

Essay 3 Why Parental Involvement Laws Are Always Wrong 76

Exercise 3A Examining Introductions and Conclusions 82

Exercise 3B Using Quotations to Enliven Your Essay 83

Final Writing Challenge: Write Your Own Persuasive Five-Paragraph Essay 85

Section 3 Supporting Research Material

Appendix A Facts About Teen Pregnancy 89

Appendix B Finding and Using Sources of Information 95

Appendix C Using MLA Style to Create a Works Cited List 99

Appendix D Sample Essay Topics 102

Organizations to Contact 104

Bibliography 111

Index 116

Picture Credits 120

About the Editor 120

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