Persuasive speech

Persuasive speech

Problem-Cause-Solution Sequence

I. Attention Getter: Something that people take for granted// is what they put in their body.// Especially if it is something that could possibly do more harm than good.

II. Establish Credibility: A review of previous research confirms that these caffeine-heavy beverages can increase blood pressure// and disturb heart rhythm. //Should you be worried?//

III. Thesis/Preview Statement:

[Transition statement] I will be giving you some information about the dangers of energy drinks and the possible effects that they can give you.// You can use this information anyway you would like. I used to drink energy drinks every day, but when I stopped I noticed a huge improvement in the way I felt throughout the day.//

I. Main Point Sentence: Do energy drinks pose a threat on heart rhythm?//
A. A review of previous research, presented at the 2013 American Heart Association meeting in New Orleans,// found that drinking one to three energy drinks could mess with your heart rhythm and increase your blood pressure. //If severe enough, these changes could lead to an irregular heartbeat or even sudden cardiac death.//
1. In the seven studies reviewed// which involved people between 18 and 45 years old, //those who consumed energy drinks experienced a 4 percent change in the rhythm of their heart.// In addition, their systolic blood pressure—aka the top number on the blood pressure reading//—jumped by 3.5 points.//

[Transition statement] While the changes may seem to be small, //to some people that could be more problematic.// An article I read in Men Fitness caught my eye.// In the text it showed a chart of medical claims related to energy drinks, quite shocking!//

II. Main Point Sentence: According to Gordon F. Tomaselli, M.D,// those with an existing heart condition or a family history of heart problems, like an// irregular heartbeat,// should avoid drinking energy drinks.
A. Some of...

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