14 April 2014
ENGL 100 Research Proposal Outline
Research topic question: ( What are the effects of prolonged steroid use on the human body? ) _____________________________________________________________________________ My thesis: Steroid use has become increasingly popular in both men and women but what many are unaware of is the damage it does overtime. Steroid usage has a wide range of side affects that take a toll on ones body hormonal disruption, physical appearance, and organ damage are just few of many of those affects. Approach to the subject of my paper: Will you have to define certain terms? Some terms I will have to define simply because steroids affects uses a lot of medical terminology that my audience maybe unfamiliar with. Will you include anecdotal evidence? I may include some anecdotal evidence more than likely I will not. Due to the fact that my research question is a question that is reassured with a lot of solid facts and proven research. Will you include opposing views and comparing and contrasting them to your views? Along the lines of the affects of Steroids no opposing view will be stated but possibly when referring to whether or not one believes steroids are okay to use. What topic sentences will you use in your body paragraphs? 1) “Steroid abuse disrupts the normal production of hormones in the body causing both reversible and irreversible changes.” 2) Acne, testicular decrease, and breast production in men are few of the physical consequences that are faced when taking steroids. 3) Steroids may make the body appear ripped and lean on the outside but the internal function of your body tells the real story. Intended audience: Who is your audience and why? My target audience is athletes or those who are currently using steroids or contemplating about it. I am aiming to inform them of the dangers and potentially influence them to quit usage or choose a more natural route. I am using basic wording and terminology that maybe a bit difficult will be followed up with a brief definition. The use of specialized information from direct sports related sources will be used. Working Bibliography List: " The 'Roid to Ruin." Sports Illustrated, Aug. 21, 2000: 92. " Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Abuse." Physician and Sportsmedicine, 28 (12): 67. "Anabolic Steroid Abuse." What Are the Health Consequences of Steroid Abuse? National Institute on Drug Abuse, n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2014. “Side Effects of Steroid Abuse - Steroidabuse.com. Association Against Steroid Abuse, n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2014. "Fact Sheet: Side Effects of Steroid Use." ABC News. ABC News Network, 17 Mar. 2005. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
" The 'Roid to Ruin." Sports Illustrated, Aug. 21, 2000: 92” This article from sports illustrated elaborates on athletes and the use of steroids in their everyday training life. It goes in depth with how it is hurting athletes and will continue to do so in the future. This article includes interviews snips from athletes who are steroid free but have played on a team with athletes who use steroids. Written for a audience who are interested in sports and the happenings bringing out points that even ones favorite athlete may be in the use of steroids. The magazine excerpt enlightens those who are unaware and gives a brief overview of how it is affecting those in sports today. Very useful in research paper or a presentation on athletes and drug abuse. " Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Abuse." Physician and Sports Medicine, 28 (12): 67. “ This passage from book Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Abuse focused on steroid’s its affects and why people become dependent on it. Honing in on what steroid’s make up is and what the actually damage it does to your body. Covering all grounds making sure your are fully informed as to what cause one to use it abuse it and the consequences of both. Written for a audience familiar with medical terminology and aware already what steroids are. "Anabolic Steroid Abuse." What Are the Health Consequences of Steroid Abuse? National Institute on Drug Abuse, n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2014. This website explained the consequences of steroid use, using bulleted points to help better understand and grasp the severity of the issue while holding readers attention. Explaining then overviewing once more for readers leaving them with something to think about as well as take away from the site. Written for an audience curious about steroids or any type of drug that is extremely