Lab #4

Don’t Blame the Eater by  David Zinczenko

Part Two: Logical Argument

“Before 1994, diabetes in children was generally caused by a genetic disorder — only about 5 percent of childhood cases were obesity-related, or Type 2, diabetes. Today, according to the National Institutes of Health, Type 2 diabetes accounts for at least 30 percent of all new childhood cases of diabetes in this country. “

Part Three: Ethical Argument

“I tend to sympathize with these portly fast-food patrons, though. Maybe that’s because I used to be one of them. ”

Part Four: Pathetic Argument

“I grew up as a typical mid-1980’s latchkey kid. My parents were split up, my dad off trying to rebuild his life, my mom working long hours to make the monthly bills.”

Part Five: Analogy

“Drive down any thoroughfare in America, and I guarantee you’ll see one of our country’s more than 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants. Now, drive back up the block and try to find someplace to buy a grapefruit. ”

Part Six: Begin to write a logical argument for your draft

Children who need to deal with the unfortunate scenarios where a parent has past away are most likely to have psychological issues in their future. There was s study that was created by Yvonne Stikkelbroek which was published in Psychiatry Research journal. The study that was conducted was longitudinal and had a large sample size of  7076 people. The results showed that a large portion of the people (541) who had a mental illness had lost a parent before they were sixteen years old.

Part Seven: Begin to write an ethical argument for your draft

As someone who experienced the loss of a parent, I feel that children who losses a parent as a young age will need to grow up faster. I also have a sister who now has PTSD which is a mental illness due to the death of my mother, so I have a practical knowledge of what the outcomes could be.


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