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University of South Florida the Reasons Behind Binge Drinking at USF Memorandum

University of South Florida

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I’m studying and need help with a Writing question to help me learn.

Hello,

This assignment is related to a previous assignment. Basically this is a Final draft. So, I will explain to you what I did in the first draft. After you review what I did in the first draft. You will need to look at the feedback that the professor provided us. After that, you will need to read my paper and see all the issues and fix them and provide me a final draft that matches all the needs of this assignment.

1- This is what I had to do.

I will attach this in a word document

2- Read the professor's feedback, read my paper, and then answer those questions


Before you begin to revise for submission of the Research Summary final draft, it’s good to think through what specific issues need to be addressed in your draft and consider all the topics discussed in the Feedback File. To help you strategically plan your revision, consider each draft individually, and respond to the following:

  1. Is the purpose of the memo clearly clearly stated and consistently made throughout the document?
  2. Are all claims/statements made in the memo supported and/or grounded in research?
  3. Are the connections clear between the research and the claims made? Is the research actually saying what the memo claims it says?
  4. Are the types of research used appropriate for the subject?
  5. Is all data fairly and accurately represented in the text and/or visually?
  6. Is the content and tone of your report tailored to the specific needs and expectations of the target audience?
  7. Is the document in proper memo format with all required headings?
  8. Is all research properly cited in the text of the memo?
  9. Is the Work Cited in consistent, proper format?

This is called a "revision plan". So create a new word document and put these question in and answer them. 7-8 sentences for each question.


3 - Final step is to do the final draft.

Here you do not need to edit all of my paper. but you have to make major changes based on the feedback and based on what you said you would change when you answered the revision plan questions.

Some of the things you need to focus on is the Format, finding more specific examples about University of South Florida Tampa, make my research as specific s possible change the headings names, make it easy to read and follow, and the things that the professor mentioned in the feedback.


I will attach the files below.


Finally,

so what you will need to give me is the revision plan in a word document, and a final draft of my paper


Let me know if you have any questions and thank you

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Research in the workplace solves a problem. Tasked with a problem in the workplace, you may be asked gather the information necessary to fully understand the issue at hand, solve that problem (or offer potential solutions), prove that your solutions are viable, and/or test your solution(s). Doing this work requires different types of research that go beyond simply querying a library database or using Google. You often will need to speak directly to target populations and audiences, and directly contact resources and experts in different professions and in the community. You also may need information in addition to or instead of scholarly resources. Local and national journalism may add context and perspective. Professional experts, government agencies, state and local authorities all may be relevant sources, as are individuals in target populations. Essentially, research in the workplace requires you to think critically and creatively about • The type of information you need; and • The best way to get that information. Your job as a researcher is to address, explain, and/or solve a problem using the most relevant and applicable methods and resources. If a resource can supply information you need, then it is the right resource for the job. It’s also important when thinking about a problem your researching to keep in mind that you probably aren’t the first person or organization to deal with this issue. Look at other organizations, groups, or communities negotiating the same or similar issue. Research how those groups describe and deal with the problem. The perspective of experience is invaluable to your work. Assignment This project asks you to do workplace research into a local problem impacting USF or the surrounding community. Your goal for this project is to describe the problem in detail using as much information as you can gather from as many different sources as are useful. That means you are looking at research gathered by others (e.g., government agencies, non-profit organizations, professional and academic experts), but also you will gather your own data by contacting experts and asking impacted population for their perspective. You will produce a memo that reports your findings, giving readers a robust understanding of the problem you have researched. Download Rubric Outcomes Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to: • Engage with a problem-based scenario similar to those found in the workplace • Develop research skills appropriate for addressing a specific problem • Integrate research into a project deliverable • Develop professional and technical writing and editing skills • Practice writing for a specific purpose and audience • Produce a specific genre of professional discourse (informational report) To complete this project, you will choose a local problem occurring at USF or in the community. You can select a problem from the list below, or pick your own problem of a similar nature. Sample Problems: • What is the optimal register layout for Starbuck’s at USF to reduce lines and wait time? • What is the optimal speed limit for roads on the USF Tampa campus to reduce accidents and delays? • Which brand of battery will best serve the needs of USF’s Digital Media Commons for their equipment that takes video/photographs underwater? • Which internet browser performs the most efficiently for an organization with tens of thousands of users (such as USF)? • Electric car charging stations at USF campuses • Availability of employment and/or financial services (e.g., job application, college application, financial aid, home budget programs) at local libraries • Sustainable plastic waste management (e.g., water bottles) • Electric car charging stations at USF campuses • Mental health awareness and/or access to mental health services at USF • The variety and availability of healthy food choices at USF dining halls • Vaccination rates and vaccine availability at USF and/or in the surrounding community • Binge drinking at USF • Which collaborative writing software is the most effective? Once you have selected a problem, you will research the problem, to include the following topics: • Background information: Put the problem in context. What does the audience need to know to understand why the problem is a problem? • Explanation of the problem: Describe the problem in detail. What is happening? • Causes of the problem: Describe the factors contributing to the problem’s occurrence. Why is the problem happening? • Impacted Population: Describe the people most directly impacted by the problem. Who is the problem happening to? To conduct your research you may wish to use any of the following methods and resources, or anything else that helps you explain the scope of your problem: • Newspapers (local, university, national) • Reports from government agencies, universities, and/or NGOs • Scholarly research • Facts and statistics compiled by government agencies and/or NGOs • Interviews with experts and/or impacted individuals • Surveys (social media makes doing surveys easy) Deliverables Major Deliverable • A report in memo format that describes your problem in detail using all the research you have conducted. The memo should have the following section headings: ◦ Background Information ◦ Explanation of the Problem ◦ Causes of the Problem ◦ Impacted Population Works Cited 1 A memo about Binge drinking at USF To: University of South Florida Community FROM: Cc: All employees at USF DATE: Re: The reasons behind binge drinking at USF Background: The years spent in college can be a stressful and overwhelming period of life for many people. It requires that students be independent, self-motivated, and have the ability to multitask. For many, this is difficult to achieve, as living this way can be a sharp contrast to what was experienced during the past four years of high school. Additionally, many students attend colleges and universities that are relatively far away from their friends and family, leaving them without major support systems that have been there for them in the past. The problems they encounter and the experience of being in a new environment can be very challenging to handle. Some college students find ways to cope that are not necessarily healthy or productive, and can actually be incredibly dangerous. Often times, this manifests in the form of binge drinking. Alternatively, heavy drinking can also occur simply due to the fact that students want to attend parties while at school and believe that extreme drinking is a normal part of that experience. Either way, binge drinking is a huge issue at colleges and universities across the country, and University of South Florida (USF) is no exception. 2 Explanation of Binge drinking: Binge drinking differs greatly from a normal or safe level of alcohol consumption. It occurs when a person is drinking to experience the thrill of intoxication while either ignoring or being unaware of safe limits for alcohol consumption. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Binge drinking is defined as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above” (“Binge Drinking Is..”). This is well beyond a healthy level of BAC and can result in severe physical and mental repercussions. The CDC also states that binge drinking can cause unintended injuries, violence, cancer, chronic diseases, high blood pressure, heart disease, and memory and learning issues, among a host of other problems. Additionally, binge drinking can cause depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. Many college students already suffer from these issues, so the fact that they are made worse by a heavy consumption of alcohol is not ideal. Binge drinking is a quite serious issue that has the potential to ruin lives. While these issues can affect everyone who binge drinks regardless of their age or occupation, college students who binge drink are are not only risking their health, but they are also at risk of harming their education. A study published in the US National Library of Medicine found that binge drinking negatively impacted the academic performance of college students on tests that focused on recently learned material, as well as on tests that required quick thinking, recall, and speed. Therefore, binge drinking has been proven to be a problem that negatively impacts the health, well-being, and education of college students. Explanation of binge drinking at USF 3 At USF, binge drinking incidents are not uncommon. Some students choose to partake while attending fraternity parties or other university events. Others will abuse alcohol while at bars in the local community, or in their own dorms or apartments. However, there is no question that it is one of the most prominent issues affecting colleges everywhere, including USF. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provides several startling statistics that detail the severity of binge drinking by college students. They estimate that each year, around 1,825 college students within the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related injuries, which includes car accidents. Additionally, they report that each year, nearly 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking, and about 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 report experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape (“College Drinking.”). This means that binge drinking does not only affect the people who actually drink the alcohol. It can also create dangerous situations for the people around them, and can result in traumatic or even fatal experiences for those who had nothing to do with making the choice to drink heavily. Therefore, binge drinking is a concern for all students on campus. It is unfair, but the truth of the matter is that everyone’s safety is put at risk, even when only a select few choose to binge drink. With this many students being affected, binge drinking is clearly not a contained issue. The numbers show that it harms thousands of college students every year. There are a variety of factors that contribute to USF students and college students in general participating in binge drinking. Some students feel stressed and overwhelmed by their assignments and responsibilities, and turn to alcohol to help deal with these feelings. Others simply want to party, have a good time, and engage in the typical college experience that they see portrayed through movies and the media. According to Addiction Center, an online resource 4 run by doctors about a variety of different addictions, “Drinking at college is often glorified in movies and encouraged through the “party culture” pervasive at many colleges and universities. In this kind of atmosphere, students are more likely to engage in unhealthy drinking activities, assuming it is a normal part of the college experience” (“Binge Drinking in..”). The media often portrays heavy drinking in a way that makes it appear trendy, fun, and relatively harmless, causing many students to partake. They feel as if in order to fit in with their peers and truly experience what society has told them will be the best four years of their lives, than they have to drink a large amount of alcohol when they go to parties or social gatherings. Main cause of binge drinking: However, one of the biggest causes that contributes to binge drinking at USF is the fact that students do not realize just how dangerous it can truly be. Jennifer Fuller, Health Learning Facilitator at USF’s Counseling Center, says that most students are unaware of the extent to which binge drinking can harm your body and mind. It can lead to alcohol poisoning, which often results in death by asphyxiation or choking on one’s own vomit. Fuller also states that something that most students do not realize is that even if you survive alcohol poisoning, it can lead to permanent brain damage, which would severely affect one’s future and quality of life. If more students were aware of these serious risks, the number of students that participate in binge drinking would be decreased. However, this information doesn’t seem to be widely acknowledged by students. Drinking excessively is typically just seen as a normal part of the culture and environment fostered at colleges and universities. Impacted Population: 5 Although the reputation of USF and the surrounding community may be at risk due to the incidents of binge drinking that occur on and around campus, it is the students and their families that are suffering the most. Students are not only suffering academically, but they are also experiencing severe health issues and losing their lives due to this devastating problem. After losing a daughter, son, sister, or brother, family members of the deceased student experience a great deal of grief, which can lead to physical and mental problems of their own. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly normal to hear of students dying because of alcohol poisoning and binge drinking, especially in connection to sorority and fraternity parties and hazing practices. In 2018, a student at Florida State University by the name of Andrew Coffey died during part of a hazing event for his fraternity. An article from CNN and written by journalist Eliott McLaughlin stated, “Coffey died of acute alcohol poisoning, and at one point in the night had a blood-alcohol level of .558, six times the legal limit to drive, an autopsy and tests on his body fluids showed.” The article reported that Coffey’s family was heartbroken and devastated that he died in such a way, with is mother saying that her son “died in a room full of people.” Even if a student doesn’t die from binge drinking or alcohol poisoning, the health issues they could potentially experience would cause a financial and emotional strain on themselves and their family. Overall, binge drinking is an extremely dangerous problem facing USF and college students throughout the United States. It puts the health, well-being, and academic achievement of students in jeopardy. In more serious situations, it can even cost them their lives. Students may choose to engage in heavy drinking for a variety of reasons, including stress and a desire to live the ‘typical’ college experience. However, no matter what reasoning is behind it, the 6 decision to binge drink is a dangerous one. We need to put more effort into educating students at USF about binge drinking and its consequences in order to create a safer and more productive environment for everyone on campus. Works Cited 7 “Binge Drinking in College - Addiction Center.” AddictionCenter, 2019, www.addictioncenter.com/alcohol/binge-drinking/. “Binge Drinking Is a Serious but Preventable Problem of Excessive Alcohol Use.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 Dec. 2019, www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/binge-drinking.htm. “College Drinking.” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 10 Feb. 2020, www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochuresand-fact-sheets/college-drinking. Howland, Jonathan, et al. “The Effects of Binge Drinking on College Students' next-Day Academic Test-Taking Performance and Mood State.” Addiction (Abingdon, England), U.S. National Library of Medicine, Apr. 2010, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2859622/. Marineau, Kelsey. “Binge Drinking at The University of South Florida .” Backgrounder, USF Student Health Services ,kelseymarineau.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/backgrounder.pdf. McLaughlin, Eliott C. “9 Charged in Hazing Death of FSU Student, Police Say.” CNN, Cable News Network, 17 Jan. 2018, www.cnn.com/2018/01/17/us/fsu-fraternity-pledge-deathcharges/index.html. ...
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A memo about Binge drinking at USF
To: University of South Florida Community
FROM:
Cc: All employees at USF
DATE:
Re: The reasons behind binge drinking at USF

Background
The years spent in college can be a stressful and overwhelming period of life for many
people. It requires that students be independent, self-motivated, and have the ability to multitask. For many, this is difficult to achieve, as living this way can be a sharp contrast to what was
experienced during the past four years of high school. Additionally, many students attend
colleges and universities that are relatively far away from their friends and family, leaving them
without major support systems that have been there for them in the past. The problems they
encounter and the experience of being in a new environment can be very challenging to handle.
Some college students find ways to cope that are not necessarily healthy or productive, and can
actually be incredibly dangerous. Often times, this manifests in the form of binge drinking.
Alternatively, heavy drinking can also occur simply due to the fact that students want to attend
parties while at school and believe that extreme drinking is a normal part of that experience.
Either way, binge drinking is a huge issue at colleges and universities across the country, and
University of South Florida (USF) is no exception.

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Explanation of Binge drinking
Binge drinking differs greatly from a normal or safe level of alcohol consumption. It
occurs when a person is drinking to experience the thrill of intoxication while either ignoring or
being unaware of safe limits for alcohol consumption. According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), “Binge drinking is defined as a pattern of drinking that brings a
person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above” (Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention). This is well beyond a healthy level of BAC and can result in
severe physical and mental repercussions. The CDC also states that binge drinking can cause
unintended injuries, violence, cancer, chronic diseases, high blood pressure, heart disease, and
memory and learning issues, among a host of other problems. Additionally, binge drinking can
cause depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. Many college students already
suffer from these issues, so the fact that they are made worse by a heavy consumption of alcohol
is not ideal. Binge drinking is a quite serious issue that has the potential to ruin lives. While these
issues can affect everyone who binge drinks regardless of their age or occupation, college
students who binge drink are not only risking their health, but they are also at risk of harming
their education. A study published in the US National Library of Medicine found that binge
drinking negatively impacted the academic performance of college students on tests that focused
on recently learned material, as well as on tests that required quick thinking, recall, and speed.
Therefore, binge drinking has been proven to be a problem that negatively impacts the health,
well-being, and education of college students.
Explanation of binge drinking at USF
At USF, binge drinking incidents are not uncommon. Some students choose to partake
while attending fraternity parties or other university events. Others will abuse alcohol while at

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