Steroids In Sports Writing Steps

We discussed before some popular paper topics for students, and one of the examples we suggested was the debate on steroid use in professional sport leagues.

Right now there is a lot of information out there that is controversial and interesting that a student could use to write an engaging paper on this topic. Knowing how to approach a topic of this nature, takes a little bit of work and strategic researching, below we've written a step by step guide for tackling your steroid debate paper.

  1. Compose Your Own Thesis:
  2. The first thing you need to do is determine how you feel about this particular issue. Many students, especially sports fans or students who play sports may have some first hand insight on this topic. Try not to be to bias when writing your thesis, but use what you already know to consider carefully both sides of the issue.

    Some questions to ask:

    • Why do athletes feel pressure to use steroids?
    • What are the consequences of using steroids?
    • What advantages come from steroid use?
    • How do people feel about steroid use in our society?
    • Is there any instance where steroid use should be legal?
  3. Find Strong Examples That Defend Your Thesis
  4. Where you land with your thesis will determine where exactly you are going to begin looking for research resources. This is where you really need to sort out truth and fiction, fact and bias- even newspaper reports or tabloids tend to take different angles on controversial topics so where you get your information on this topic will make a huge difference on the final outcome of your paper.

    Things to consider

    • Is this resource reliable?
    • Is this resource showing an obvious bias?
    • Is there a way to verify this information?
  5. Draw Conclusions but leave room for more conversation.
  6. When you conclude your steroids in sports paper; you have to acknowledge that the topic isn't exactly black or white. In an academic paper you typically need to choose a side but that doesn't mean you need to stubbornly defend your argument. The best way to finish off a "controversial" debate is by acknowledging that there is a grey area and another side. Don't get so caught up and blinded by your defense that it jeopardizes the quality of your final draft.

 
 

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