Topic: Tap Water vs. Bottled Water
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that tap water is as safe as or safer than bottled water Central Idea: With bottled advertise and claim to be from pure sources, tap water can have alike or better quality sources of drinking water than bottled water. INTRODUCTION
Attention-getter: Bottled water has become the indispensable item in our lives. It starts the day in lunch boxes; it goes to every meeting, lecture hall, and soccer match; it's in the cubicles at work; in the cup holder of the treadmill at the gym; and it's rattling around half-finished on the floor of every minivan in America. Brands like Aquafina, Evian, and Dasani claim to use sources from deep, pristine pools of spring water, and majestic alpine peaks. When companies claim their water is from pure sources and is of safe quality, millions of people believe that bottled water is the safest water source to drink, while tap water is not. Relevance statement: So when we go to the store lugging around cases of brand name water from “pristine pools”, is it truly a better choice than your tap water that comes out of the faucet in the kitchen of your very own home? Credibility statement: As a normal person that used to buy bottled water everyday, I decided to be a smart thinker, so I did some research on water quality, and now, I became a smart drinker with tap water . Preview statement: And so today I’m hoping to encourage you all to not waste your money on bottled water anymore because of the quality, the regulations, and the overall prices between bottled water and tap water. So first, let’s look at the actual difference of quality in bottled and tap water. * Consumers have been convinced that bottled is more pure and safe than tap water, but some studies show otherwise. * With slogans like “So pure, we promise nothing” and “Purity Guaranteed” from water bottle brands like Aquafina, people are convinced that their water which is bottled, is simply...
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