Sample MLA Outline (Levi)
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Unless the risks of cell phones are shown to outweigh
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thesis and uses
the benefits, we should not restrict their use in moving
vehicles; instead, we should educate the public about
the dangers of driving while phoning and prosecute
irresponsible phone users under laws on negligent and
Scientific studies haven’t proved a link between use of
cell phones and traffic accidents.
A. A study by Redelmeier and Tibshirani was not
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conclusive, as the researchers themselves have
B. Most states do not keep records on accidents
caused by driver distractions.
C. In a survey of research on cell phones and driving,
Cain and Burris report that results so far have been
The risks of using cell phones while driving should be
weighed against the benefits.
A. At the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, researchers
found that the risks of driving while phoning were
small compared with other driving risks.
B. There are safety, business, and personal benefits
to using cell phones on the road.
Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2004).