Second Paper Prompt
For your second paper, please write 1,000 words on the prompt below:
Write an essay supported by evidence drawn from our readings, lecture materials, and discussions in response to the following question: Did sport overall (as in not one specific sport, but all sports) become more or less accessible and egalitarian in the 1800s and early 1900s?
Your essay MUST have a clear, concise, and specific thesis statement/argument that guides the rest of your paper. This thesis statement must directly respond to the prompt. Please refer to the documents on Bb Learn about constructing an effective thesis statement for recommendations on how to do this.
Your essay MUST properly use Chicago Style footnotes or endnotes. Please consult the documents on Bb Learn regarding Chicago Style citations for any questions on how to properly cite your sources. (You do not need to cite materials from the lecture notes or the videos, only from the primary and secondary source readings.)
Your essay MAY NOT use sources other than the materials assigned in this course. That means that NO additional research is permitted.
Please DO pay attention to the general guidelines for papers listed on the syllabus under “Class Procedures and Policies.” Please also title your paper.
Your essay will be graded on the effectiveness of your thesis statement, your grammar usage and writing style, the clarity of your writing, your use of the materials we read for this class, and your use of proper citation style.
Your essay must be submitted electronically via Bb Learn’s TurnItIn feature by 10 am on February 18 and in person in class on that date. Email submissions will not be accepted.
I am willing to comment on full drafts of this paper submitted to me electronically until 11:59pm Wednesday, February 13. After that and until 11:59pm on Friday, February 15, I will only give feedback on your thesis statement. Both of these are optional on your part, but recommended. So if you would like feedback on a draft of your paper, or on your thesis statement, feel free to email me before the above deadlines.