Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Friday, March 30, 2012

Issues Paper Review

I wanted to use all the formatting tools on the toolbar, so that's why the text looks like this.  For the Issues Paper I enjoyed writing the paper and I was surprised with the research I was able to find.  The library helped quite a bit as I was able to locate sources that were hidden to me previously.  I learned different aspects of writing that I was able to incorporate into my paper.  This really was a culmination of what we have learned throughout the year.  I also like picking my topic and doing what I felt was appropriate with it.  

Monday, March 19, 2012

Issues Layout

Intro: I introduce that great athletes have a good mindset, work hard and are highly motivated which combines with their athleticism to make them good in their sport.  I give the example of Lance Armstrong and continue to develop my stance.
Statement of Fact:  I state my thesis that athletes have those three assets including their athleticism to make them great.
Reasoning:  I give examples of players today who posses the qualities I talked about and give other evidence to why my claim is right.  I give my own opinion as well.
Conclusion:  I wrap up my argument and state my paper in simpler terms.

Here is a clip of Peyton Manning who is a prime example of what I'm talking about.  He's also a great actor.

Friday, March 16, 2012

With Mckenna

I came home for the weekend and I'm spending time with my little sister Mckenna.  She is so funny and I'm glad I get to see her so often.  We were thinking of seeing The Lorax tonight, but we'll see what happens.  That's about all I feel like posting besides that we are also hanging out with my dog named Boomer.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Library Research

I went to the Library Research Center and it was a lot of help to me.  I had recently changed my topic and I didn't know exactly what to do to find stuff.  I had looked for some backing to my topic and I wasn't finding any and when i went to the library they were able to point me in the right direction.  One of the students the students that was helping others was able to point me to a librarian who specialized in my topic and she helped me find some sources.  For my rough draft I plan on talking about how the mentality of athletes is what separates the all-stars from the rest of the pros.  I am then going to relate that to Lance Armstrong and why he did so well.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Background Sources

1.  Opposing Viewpoints.  Preface to "Steroids in Sports".
Author: Dave Sheinin
Audience: Those interested in steroids affecting Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro
Issue:  How steroids affected Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro and baseball in general

2. Gale Virtual Reference. "Doping and Performance Enhancement: A New Definition"
Author: Eduardo Henrique De Rose and Marco Michelucci
Audience:  Those interested in effects of steroids in sports.
Issue:  Effects of steroids

3. Google. Professional Athlete Job Description.
Author:  stateuniversity.com
Audience:  Those interested in professional athlete descriptions
Issue:  Who pro athletes are what they do

4. Google Scholar.  Steroid and Nutritional Supplement Use in Professional Athletes
Author: Robert B. Millman M.D., Emil J. Ross B.A.
Audience:  Those interested in steroid use
Issue: steroid use in sports