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Ivan Pyszka
Comp. II
6/24/12
Definition Argument Topic
Thesis: College athletes who are facing an injury during their season should be assisted by a consoler or a sport psychologist for the overall welfare of players (because they are at risk of a psychological breakdown.) A conflicting argument could be that athletes are always receiving special treatment and should be treated the same as any other college student. My main audience that I would be speaking to would be sport organizations, coaches, student athletes, and just students not participating in a sport. Ways to persuade my audience is by giving evidence of my argument and also by using my personal experience. I currently play baseball while attending college and have suffered an injury and have felt the full effect physically and mentally. With my conflicting argument, I feel that my audience can openly agree or disagree which will make readers feel interested and comfortable with the argument.

Reason #1- fitting physical therapy into their schedule and dealing with the pain and physical demand of their rehabilitation process; attending every practice and games and struggling to perform well academically, fearing to lose their eligibility to play.

Reason # 2- The challenge of facing stress, pressure, anxiety, and burnout of the particular sport.
In this essay I will use much personal experience to give my audience a more personal outlook on the subject which can hopefully give a better understanding of my claim. Also I have found many different articles dealing with college athletes who suffer and an injury and the challenges they face.
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