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  • Young Adults And Peer Pressure

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    Why do young adults believe that they need to rely on other young adults to make them feel accepted in society? Young adults have always had a difficult time learning how to fit into society today. Many young adults turn to other teens to make them feel popular or accepted. Peer pressure has become a huge factor in many young adult’s lives. Teens tend to turn to drugs or alcohol because all of their friends are smoking or drinking also. Peer pressure has caused many teenagers to follow the wrong

  • Depression And Young Adults : Depression

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    The topic that has been chosen for this paper is depression in adolescents and young adults. Depression does occur in both of these stages of life. The Invitation to the Life Span textbook clearly explains the two different stages and how depression affects them. In adolescents, ages 13-18, it is said that a dip of self-esteem at this stage happens to all adolescents no matter what gender or ethnicity they may be (Berger & Chuang, p. 379). Some depression in adolescents is obviously more severe

  • The Young Adult Genre

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    Young adult literature is a consistently evolving genre that continues to push controversial boundaries and trends. The term “young adult” was first coined in the 1960s and was defined as “realistic fiction that was set in the real contemporary world and addressed problems, issues, and life circumstances of interest to young readers aged approximately twelve to eighteen” (Cart). Young adult readers of the past read publications such as Zindel’s The Pigman (1968) and Cormier’s The Chocolate War (1974)

  • Young Adult Parenthood

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    reviewing a young adult’s childhood we should be able to develop a strategy for better parenting in the today’s world because this would empower the young adults with better parenting skills. The parenting strategies of most young adults may be due to the mode of thinking. Some believe that if their upbringing was of a certain style, then that is the only way it should be. It is uncertain that their parents lack the skills to teach them the core of responsibilities. No one will ever know! Every young adult

  • Choosing a Young Adult Target Audience

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    Choosing a Young Adult Target Audience Introduction My Assignment was to I choose a target audience of young adults who are interested in computers. Thus I made my design with a more modern feel and text and images reflected that of my audience, To manage my time on this task better I created a gannt chart to plan my time better I used this as a reference to see if I was completing tasks on time, this made work a lot easier, and also gave me an idea about how much time I had to spend

  • Heroism in Young Adult Fiction

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    Abstract—The “hero” from Harry Potter: The Philosopher’s Stone, is a young book taken from his dull and tedious life and swept off to the fantastical boarding school of Hogwarts. In the Black Cauldron Taran the pig keeper shares a similar situation, he is taken from his life of drudgery and whisked off on an epic journey. Each of these characters goes through similar developments on their quests, and each draws from seemingly mundane beginnings. This type of heroism seems coherent across the two

  • Young Adults in Macomb County

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    Young Adults in Macomb County I've only known a lot of the people I hang out with for about two years. I've kept a few of the old ones that I've known since I was little but now my friends are always changing. That's what happens when you get older, people change and move on. Hopefully I'll hang on to the ones I have now better than I have in the past and make some new ones along the way. It's really weird how everything started. I didn't go to school with the people I hang out with.

  • Age in Young Adult Fiction

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    still young, as are the majority of the other characters in both of these books, but this begs the question, because the main characters are young, is it appropriate for the readers to be young as well? Or is the term “Young Adult Literature” misleading? Before looking more in depth at the age of the characters, and what role that plays in the over all story, a few terms must be defined. The use of age in these novels can only be made once the ideas being discussed are determined. Young adult literature

  • Death in Young Adult Fiction

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    There are many reasons why authors of young adult fiction write character deaths in their novels. In their article “Death and Dying in Young Adult Fiction” Carolyn Harvey and Frances Dowd state, “Reading about the death of a fictional character can help adolescents develop a personal code of values, appreciate life more fully, and release feelings of grief or anger that result from the loss of someone close to them” (141). It is not only the readers who benefit in these ways, but also the characters

  • Theme Of Death In Young Adult Literature

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    knowledge. Since young adults are not experiencing death as much as they used too in their real lives anymore, literature has become a way for them to learn about death. Also, many teens feel as if they are invincible and that death can’t touch them. With the death of people we know slowly being removed from the family setting, and with adolescents not fully understanding the value of life, the use of death is increasingly becoming an important theme that is used in young adult literature. The importance