Project Proposal Lb

What societal problem or problems have you identified while researching your topic?

The societal problems seem pretty cut and dry, people are banning substances from athletics because anyone who takes these substances have an upper hand physically then others. Something that is a problem to me is that people should be able to put whatever they what into their body, within reason. If it will benefit you for the better for instance making you stronger or faster that shouldn't be against the law of athletics. Everyone could have the capability to do that at their fingertips why stop athletes from reaching their full potential. ( when i say substances i do not mean anobolic steroids)

What are the causes of this problem? Was it intentional? Are there extenuating circumstances?

Trying to reach full potential, yes it is intentional, and yes there are extenuating circumstances.

What can we do about it? Is there any action that can be taken to change this? What action has been already attempted to address this problem? Why wasn't it successful?

Let athletes do what they want within reason, and don't ban every substance for getting better. College athletics and professional athletics can have a understanding about what to take and what not to take. All that has been done so far is the elimination of almost all performance enhancing drugs. it isn't successful because athletes never want to stop getting better, so they always try and find a way to improve.

After the conference

In what ways is this thesis and topic challenging?

It was challenging because it was a very broad topic, instead of just saying the "people" banned the substances I can now say "the board of the NCAA" meets about this issue and comes to a final decision together about what can and cant be used. So i can now change my thesis to "The Board of the NCAA is to strict with Division 1 and Division 2 athletes of all sports when it comes to taking Dietary Substances."

How is this thesis and topic compelling?

This thesis and topic is compelling to all student athletes who want to improve themselves, it simply explains that athletes cant take these substances with out a consequence.

In what ways is this thesis and topic debatable or controversial?

It is debatable because some of the substances taken can make you have health complications down the road of life if taken to much.

Does it answer a challenging, compelling, and controversial question? Yes
Is it debatable? Yes
yes- LM
Does it get at the heart of the controversy? No, dig deeper. Look at policies for specific drugs
No, i think you need to look at specific drugs or even the amounts of certain substances that are legal.- LM
Does it avoid overused ideas or common wisdom? Kind of, this topic has been debated a lot.
Is it appropriate for the argument's audience, purpose, and context? Yes
yes-LM
Does it meet the needs of the project plan? Could you more information up top and a more narrow direction.
Need to have a clearer direction- LM
Does it contain specific and interesting language (avoiding the titanic mistakes of clich├ęd phrases or use of the word 'interesting')? Mostly
Yes i think it follows the language that the targeted audience would be looking for. -LM

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