Student Material

1. Does poverty foster crime? Well, different people may have different perspectives. I would say poverty does foster crime. If somebody is poor, he may not be able to receive good education. If he does not receive good education, he may not have a sense of law, which in turn causes him not to know what he can do and what he cannot do, and it is very likely for him to commit crime. In addition, if a person does not receive education, he cannot obtain basic skills and knowledge. As a result, he may not find a job. What he can do to make a living without a job, the answer is to commit crimes. The other reason is that the majority of poor people may not be willing to be poor for the rest of their lives, and they may be eager to get rid of that situation. However, without education and basic skills, there is no other ways for them to reach their goal, except committing crimes. Therefore, I believe that poverty does foster crime.
2. Effect of Rap
Rap affects the minds of young by telling them that they must use violence in order to win or survive. Youth all over the country are being exposed to this explicit kind of language.  Ever since the rise of rap and hip-hop music, teens have been turning to them to help solve their problems. However, these kinds of music can be very destructive to teens. Although rap and hip-hop music can be a force for good, they can also have an extremely negative impact on the attitudes and behaviours of youth. An experiment stated that violent lyrics in rap and hip-hop music make youth more aggressive.  Rap songs with alcohol and drug references may turn teens into drug or alcohol addicts. And now the main question is that Why are youth being affected by these genres of music, and why is it only them? The reason is that they are influenced by the media and still trying to find their identity in it, also they are easy targets for marketers. They also lead to a sense of belonging. The effects of rap and hip-hop music on youth can be positive...