College-Athletes should be paid

After completing this assignment, students should be able to:
•Formulate an argumentative thesis statement
•Construct a reasonable argument to support thesis statement with reasons, evidence, and analysis
•Predict any objections and compose counter-argument
•Use MLA in-text citations correctly
•Use library databases for research ( Academic Search Complete or CQ Researcher) * no other*
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•Create a Works Cited
•Edit for surface and structural errors

1. Introduction this will be a standard introductory paragraph(s) that introduces the topic and the position that you plan to take on the topic. It should grab the

reader’s attention and set the tone for the entire paper. There are several introductory strategies you can use. You must have a hook, grab the reader’s attention,

and clarify the topic you will be discussing.

2. Thesis Statement/claim (position on the topic—must be a statement that is debatable) this is your position statement, the argument you are making in the essay.

You should avoid 1st person (“I think”) or 2nd person (“You should not…”)

3. Background Information (context for discussion) you should provide your readers with relevant background information necessary for understanding the position

being argued. You may include background information at the beginning of the paper and anywhere else that you need to provide context for a point you are


4. Reasons and Evidence (claims and support) this is where you provide support for your thesis statement, the meat of your essay. You will present reasons to

support your thesis and then provide evidence to support these reasons. Devote one paragraph to each reason and be sure to provide critical evidence to

substantiate the reasons you are providing. Remember to use the RENNS (reasons, examples, names, numbers, and the senses) to provide support. You should find

your evidence through your research efforts.

5. Objections and Responses (Counter-Argument/Rebuttal)When presenting an argument, you must discuss the opposing position’s reasons and evidence and offer

a rebuttal statement or a concession. This presentation assures that you are aware of the opposition’s point of view. This doesn’t need to be a separate

paragraph. You should address counter arguments when necessary in your reasoning.

6. Conclusion
This section logically concludes the entire essay. Try to answer the question, “So what?”

College football is a multi-billion dollar business. However, the student-athletes who play the games do not receive any financial compensation from the universities.

However, those on a sports scholarship do get a free education, which can amount to tens of thousands of dollars. Should college athletes be paid? Why?

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