RESEARCH PAPER TOPIC: Choosing An Extreme Sport Athlete On Whom to Focus This Research Paper:
Choose an extreme sport and pick a professional athlete you admire who excels at that sport and has been featured in the media. Do not choose an athlete already featured in Kotler’s Rise of Superman, and please make sure you had selected an extreme sport athlete rather than a conventional sport athlete. You are welcome to choose an athlete doing an extreme sport discussed in Kotler’s book.
You will write about your one chosen athlete in all sections of this Research paper. You are encouraged to consider researching articles, books, videos, and other media on your athlete, including those created by their sponsors and in the mainstream media as well more scholarly sources. Include some photos of your athlete in sections of your research paper that you deem fitting.
List of Extreme Sports (not exhaustive): BASE jumping, sky diving, wingsuit flying, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, freediving, whitewater kayaking, BMX and mountain biking, skateboarding, etc. Here is link to Nerve Rush list of other extreme sports. (Links to an external site.)
RESEARCH PAPER ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY INSTRUCTIONS
What is an annotated bibliography?
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations that can include books, articles, documents, and more. Each citation is followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph—namely, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
Create an Annotated Bibliography for five of the sources (not including class readings like Rise of Superman, Plato’s Republic, and Sontag’s On Photography) you found for your research papers.
Make sure each annotation is at least 4 sentences long and answers the following questions in one unified paragraph (that does not recopy the questions):
1) What is the main argument of the source?
2) Who are the author’s and do they have the authority to speak on this subject?
3) What evidence is given to support the argument?
4) How will you use this source in your research paper? In which section of your research paper will you use this source?
Sample Annotated Bibliography
Waite, Linda J., Frances Kobrin Goldscheider, and Christina Witsberger. “Nonfamily Living and
the Erosion of Traditional Family Orientations Among Young Adults.” American Sociological Review 51 (1986): 541-554.
The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. As researchers at reputable institutions, the authors have the authority to make the suggestions they do. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. I will use this source in my research paper conclusion in order to better support my thesis on the psychology of single living.
Walter, Linda J.. “Gender Roles in Young Adults.” American Sociological Review 51 (1986):
Here is where you would put your annotation. Make sure that all lines are indented like in the above example.
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