Assignment 2: Research Proposal Thesis, Major Points, and Plan

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Should regulations regarding payment to college athletes be changed? Assignment 2: Research Proposal Thesis, Major Points, and Plan Christopher Burch
Strayer University
ENG 215 Research & Writing
April 9, 2013
Prof. R Eackloff

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Should regulations regarding payment to college athletes be changed? I have selected the persuasive writing genre to investigate the question "Should regulations regarding payment to college athletes be changed?" for two reasons. The first reason is that this issue is very complex, and this paper is geared to focus in on answering a set narrow, objective questions to get to heart of the issue so the average person can have a factual view of this issue. The persuasive writing genre helps me address the following questions when engaged in the research of this subject: What do I plan to accomplish, why you want to research this particular topic, and how I'm going to do it. The second reason is that this genre is intended to convince my instructor, audience, and others that this is worthwhile research topic and that I have the competence and the work-plan to complete it.

In view of the facts stated above, my thesis statement will be "College Athletes should be paid for the work they perform and the regulations should be changed to reflect this new reality. " It is no great secret that for some colleges, college sports are a principle source of funding, and they attract students to their institutions. Universities relay on their athletes to display and maintain the popularity of their school's name and reputation. Also College athletes are considered as amateur players, and the NCAA wants to protect the athlete from being influenced by money like the professional players are. Even though, college players have not gotten to the professional level, they are required to work at their sports like they are professionals.

My initial audience I want to reach are the fans, booster club members and...
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