FOCUS QUESTIONS In paragraph one, what is the proposition (thesis statement)? How does the essay's title support the thesis statement? It shows that the essay will be about drinking, and how there should be policies on drinking. In paragraph one, which two sentences are used to establish a need for the proposed action? However, what they don’t understand is the trap students can fall into. When we examine drinking in college more closely, we see it is a serious problem that people on all levels are not facing. What type of factual support is offered in paragraph two? A real life story is given of another college student. How does the final sentence in paragraph two provide transition into the next paragraph? How does the type of support provided in paragraph three differ from that in paragraph two? Is something missing from the presentation of this material? The support in paragraph 2 is all on one topic, the support in paragraph 3 is for different things. A piece is missing, because he gives no support on how it can hurt their own lives after he states this fact What type of supportis represented by the first sentence in paragraph four? What additional detail could have been added here? The support given is a factual statement. He could have given number statistics. How does paragraph five serve to provide balance to the argument? It shows that drinking isn’t such a big problem that it needs to be prevented and people shouldn’t spend all day worrying, but we just need to take measures and watch how much students drink. How does the final paragraph both restate and expand the proposition statement? It gives ways we can fix the problem, and it restates the problem at hand How does the writer "rally the troops" to action?