This essay focuses on Defining Peer Pressure. Peers influence your life, even if you don’t realize it, just by spending time with you. You learn from them, and they learn from you. It’s only human nature to listen to and learn from other people in your age group
as you participate in this module’s discussion activities. Does the ad use scare tactics to persuade us that we need the product? Does the ad provide credible evidence and/or statistics to support any causal claims? Does the ad play on our tendency to give in to group pressure? Does the ad set up a desirable image or lifestyle that may not be related to the product? Does the ad use any other informal fallacies?
Does the ad use emotive language, images, or euphemisms? Is grammar confusing or the wording misleading? Is the language vague, ambiguous, or obscure? Are the claims exaggerated? Does the ad leave out information that is necessary for us to make a decision? If the ad uses an analogy, is the analogy relevant?
Peers influence your life, even if you don’t realize it, just by spending time with you. You learn from them, and they learn from you. It’s only human nature to listen to and learn from other people in your age group.
Peers can have a positive influence on each other. Maybe another student in your science class taught you an easy way to remember the planets in the solar system or someone on the soccer team taught you a cool trick with the ball. You might admire a friend who is always a good sport and try to be more like him or her. Maybe you got others excited about your new favorite book, and now everyone’s reading it. These are examples of how peers positively influence each other every day.
Sometimes peers influence each other in negative ways. For example, a few kids in school might try to get you to cut class with them, your soccer friend might try to convince you to be mean to another player and never pass her the ball, or a kid in the neighborhood might want you to with him.
finally, come out
finally, walk away
lastly, see me