Nicole Breseman​
Top 5 Grammar Test Problems:
1. Active Voice
2. Parallel Structure
3. Misplaced Modifiers
4. Punctuating Titles
5. Pronouns

A3 - Etymology
Success is know to most as a happy outcome, or an accopmlishment. The word success comes from the Latin word successus. Successful first attested 1588 in Shakespeare. "The moral flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That -- with the squalid interpretation put on the word success -- is our national disease." said by William James in Sept. 11, 1906. There was a time when success meant more than the bottom line. It meant building teams of highly motivated people. Individuals were proud to work for the company because it was an energizing and positive environment. They believed that true success was having a job in that kind those kinds of surroundings. In the 1987 movie "Wall Street", a named character Gordon Gekko created the line, "Greed is Good!", which became pretty famous. Throughout the 80s and 90s it felt like society really embraced Gordon Gekko's philosophy, and soon the definition of success was slightly altered. Since then we've reached a point where if someone commentes that an individual is "very successful"; we assume it means they are very wealthy. We never ask what they are successful at, because we assume they are referring his or her wealth. At what point, did the definition of "success" become so aligned with net worth?


A5 - Research Paper
I have decided to write my paper on professional athletes being way overpaid. Todays pro athletes are the highest paid people in the country. It is ridiculous to believe that someone is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and all they have to do is play a sport; a sport that millions of people would play for free if given the chance. Of all the sports in our country Major League Baseball players are the main contributers to this statement. If all 30 teams' salaries were combined, the total price tag of every big league player would be roughly $2.02 billion. That translates to $67.6 million per team, and $2.7 million per player. People look up to these people and consider them role models. Even the most squeaky clean athlete has skeletons in his closet, Kobe Bryant (accused rapist), Jason Kidd (convicted spousal abuser), Baker (admitted alcoholic), Mo Vaughn (DUI arrest), Barry Bonds (alleged steroid abuser), and Jason Giambi (see Bonds' accusation). In contrast to these big time ballers, people who educate the youth, teachers are only paid on average $38,000 per year. The average pay for firefighters in the United States is around $40,000. Police officers, firefighters, and doctors save lives -- sometimes while risking their own -- for a fraction of what sports stars make.
My question would be something like Are professional athletes overpaid? I would give arguements, concerns, and comments from both sides. Then i'd give my opinon to the question.

Nicole -- This sounds like a good topic. You will have to brainstorm some search terms to get going on your research. During the library session tomorrow, you should get some good advice regarding search terms (key words). If you have trouble, come and talk to me and we'll come up with some good words together. My only concern is that the topic might be too broad; you'll have to wait and see if it is when you start your research. If you are finding way too many sources, you might want to narrow down to a specific sport rather than sports in general. I like your research question: it is simple and to the point. -- Leah

A6 - Annotated Bibliography

1. "Chapter 3: Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids." Source Work: Anabolis Steroid Abuse. Eds. Erinoff, Lynda
Ph.D., Geraline C. Lin, Ph.D. Rockville, MD: DDHS 1990. 60-74. Print.

This is a good source because in the chapter it describes a little how people use these drugs. Also it gives examples of famous athletes who have used them. This chapter talks about athletes performances when on steroids. I could use this on the oppsing steroids side of my paper.

2. "Chapter 8: Reappraisal of the Health Risks Associated With the Use of High Doses of Oral and
Injectable Androgenic Steroids." Source Work: Anabolic Steroid Abuse. Eds. Erinoff, Lynda
Ph.D., Geraline C. Lin, Ph.D. Rockville, MD: DHHS 1990. 142-178. Print.

This chapter is also useful to my research because it explains how unhealthy using steriods really is. It gives a list of problems and diseases that are associated with using these drugs. This is very helpful in the arguement for the side that does not believe in steroid use.

3. Cowart, Virginia S., and James E. Wright. "Anabolic Steroids: Altered States." Carmel, IN: Benchmark Press Inc., 1990. Print

Chapter 2 talks about steroids and how they work. It gives mens mantalities on using these anabolic steroids. Also talks about horomone control. It gives a definition of what a steroid is and exactly how it works. At the end of the chapter he talks about steroids in sports.

4. Cowart, Virginia S., and James E. Wright. "Anabolic Steroids: Altered States." Carmel, IN: Benchmark Press Inc., 1990. Print.

The health effects of anabolic steroids are explained in chapter 3. It says that there are health risks that are know and unknown. Some are reversible but then hair growth, clitoral enlargement, and voice change are permenant. Also in this chapter drug sources are brought up. It gives a chart of where most drugs come form. It says in 1989, 49% came from teammates. Physical are also talked about in detail. This helps with the opposing steroids side.

5. Cowart, Virginia S., and James E. Wright. "Anabolic Steroids: Altered States." Carmel, IN: Benchmark Press Inc., 1990. Print.

This chapter is about the laws for steroid use. The government is trying to decide if anabolic steroids are considered "gateway drugs" which are illegal. Also in this chapter NCAA testing is talked about. They test for both performance enhancing and recreational drugs. Simone LeVant from Stanford challenge the NCAA drug program.

6. Denham, Bryan, E. "Effects of Mass Communication on Attitudes Toward Anabolic Steroids: An Analysis of High School Seniors." Journal of Drug Issues 36.4 (2006): 809. ProQuest. Web. 08 November 2009.

This article explains how the media is affecting high school seniors. They blame television, magazines, movies, and newspapers for teenagers experimental mind-set.

7. Petrocelli, Joseph, Mattem Petrocelli, and Trish Oberweis. "Getting Huge, Getting Ripped: A Qualitative Exploration of Recreational Steroid Use." Journal of Drug Issues 38.4 (2008): 1187. ProQuest. Web. 06 November 2009.

This article focuses on how the world is obsessed with getting "ripped". Also how much money people are spending on steroids. And how some think its legal to use them and others don't. This article shows the legality concerns and peoples reasonong for using the drugs. This could also help in the pro steroids side of the arguement.

8. Lenehan, Pat. "Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Drugs." London: Taylor &
Friends, 2003. Print.

All of chapter 3 is helpful because it talks about the medical aspects of steroid misuse. It talks about how they affect sexual behavior, horomones, blood pressure, and cause infections etc. Once again this helps the arguement against anabolic steroid use.

9. Lenhan, Pat. "Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Drugs." London: Taylor &
Friends, 2003. Print.

Chapter 4 explains steroid use from an athletes perspective. It talks about athletes who have used these drugs. It gives examples as to where some of these athletes use these drugs like the Olympics and the Tour De France. This chapter might help the side that is pro steroids.

10. Willams, H. Melvin. "Drugs and Athletic Performance." Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1974.
Print.

Chapter 1 describes the drug's problems athletes are faced with. It defines steroids and gives examples of some of them. It also talks about where they are banned. This chapter talks about the detection of these enhancing drugs. He also gives reasons as to why athletes use steroids.

11. William, H. Melvin. "Drugs and Athletic Performance." Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1974.
Print.

In Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, he talks about the affect drugs have on the nervous system. Chapter 2 is more about stimulants and chapter 3 leans toward depressants.

12. William, H. Melvin. "Drugs and Athletic Performance." Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1974.
Print.

In this chapter, it mainly talks about the affects steroids have on the cardiovascular system. It talks about blood doping, alkaline salts, and cardovascular drugs. It explains all of those in detail, which could be useful in explaining the problems with anabolic steroids.


A7



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