Argumentation Essay

Topics: Adolescence, A Great Way to Care, Political spectrum Pages: 4 (794 words) Published: November 13, 2014
Jones 1
Khayla Jones
Mrs. V. Garrett
ENG 1101 TEAD
October 31, 2014
Teens on the right path with sports
During this time, most teenagers are trying to figure who they are, who are the people they can depend on, and where they belong in this world. Without guidance from some sort of positive authority, teens can be led down the wrong path. Teens need structure and goals to keep their minds on the right track. Sports can be a great activity to help teens stay on the correct path. It teaches discipline and keeps their minds focused, it is a chance to meet new friends with the same interest, and they will have positive motivators and supporters to help them (Logan n.pag.). Teenagers can get bored very easily when they do not have anything to do. During that free time, instead of doing something productive, some teens tend to get into trouble. Learning a new sport is a great way to take up that free time (Logan n.pag.) It will take practice and dedication in order to do well in a sport. With that in mind, teens will be more focused on mastering their skills, which keeps them away from bad influences. Teens trying to figure out who their friends are can be a challenging. Instead of choosing a more positive group of people to hang out with, they choose a negative crowd who looks past their goals and mostly seek popularity. The group of friends a teen chooses can have a great effect on them staying on the right path. Sports give them the opportunity to interact with people who are on top of their studies and dedicated to the sport they play. It is a great influence on a teen who is struggling to find the right group of friends, and it is a better chance to keep them on the right track. Jones 2

Another issue during the teenage era is the problems they face as they are becoming older. Teens are now developing changes within themselves and around them (Logan n.pag.). They may be going to a new school or moving away from home and their friends. It can be a very...


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1. Logan, Catalina “Does Participation in sports keep teens out of trouble?” Livestrong. 2014 Demand Media, Inc. Web 17.Oct.2014. http://www.livestrong.com/article/291502-do-sports-keep-teens-out-of-trouble/
2. Bass, Janece “Does Participation in Sports Keep Teens Out Of Trouble?” Modernmom. 2014 Mom, Inc. Web 17.Oct.2014 http://www.modernmom.com/95582028-3b45-11e3-8407-bc764e04a41e.html
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