Remember to look for the evidence for all the arguments that you come across
Read the following articles and complete an exercise sheet for each below.
Compare your answers with our completed exercise sheet below.
Paton, G. (2012) 'Teachers call for fresh curbs on violent video games', The Daily Telegraph, 27th March. [Accessed 27 August 2013]
The following article is from the Independent newspaper online:
Laurance, J. (2011) Cycle helmets: safety essential or health risk? The Independent, 29 July. [Accessed 27 August 2013]
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