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You are writing a thesis proposal for a topic that I already chose. The topic is college athletes being paid. My paper that was typed is some of what needs to be talked about. Attached is my paper talking about college athletes. I also have attached the explanation of a thesis proposal. Overall this thesis proposal should come out to 12-15 pages. I do not care about how many words. It needs to be APA format.

Surname 1 Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Date Introduction In American universities, college sports are an integral part of the college experience since they bring a diversion from continuous academic work. It is an avenue for students to engage in other activities that are of interest to them even though they are not of an academic nature. The indulge of these activities by students enables them to explore and nurture other ways of making a living apart from the academic path. A lot of students have received academic non- athletic scholarships and others have received athletic scholarships from universities that have a strong sports program. In this proposal, I will be looking at the effect of sports on student-athletes and show that the pressure exerted on the athlete deserves a form of compensation from the athletic body governing collegiate sports (NCAA) The focus of the thesis will be on student athletes with non- athletic scholarships. In most cases the latter will be students who are good at sports but are attending college on an academic scholarship. Attending a college with an academic scholarship means that the student has to maintain a certain grade point average (GPA) for the scholarship to remain viable. Balancing between sports and academics for this student athlete requires a lot of Surname 2 dedication that is exhausting to the student. Students on athletic scholarships also have to attend classes and study for exams in order to maintain an acceptable GPA. In the past, there were instances where the student athletes had to drop difficult classes during the season, but changes in the collegiate system prevent dropping of some units especially for students on scholarship. Student- athletes are treated differently than other students in college, and this is due to the thrill and joy they bring to the entire collegiate fraternity. They are also considered future pro athletes, which leads to an increase in the attention they attract. This is why many universities around America have stadiums big enough to accommodate thousands of fans. A review of data from the national collegiate athletic association (NCAA) shows that the body made $1.1 billion dollars in revenues in the year 2017(Berkowitz, 2018). This revenue amount will keep increasing as interest grows in college sports, and I believe the student athlete should receive a fair share of the pie. In this thesis I will be investigating why the NCAA has not yet come up with a structure to compensate student- athletes. How much should be the average pay to the student athlete? Will there be different structures for paying student athletes on scholarships and those on non-athletic scholarships? How will paying student-athletes affect other aspects of college life? Paying sports-athletes will be beneficial to the entire educational chain. The money that student-athletes without scholarships receive will be helpful in paying for student loans and financing campus stay. Those students in high school with a talent for sports will be more motivated to put in work and start earning a paycheck in campus. Sports programs will Surname 3 develop in colleges all around America in order to attract better student athletes hence nurturing more talent. Paying student athletes will show them that their talent does pay whether they make it to professional athletics or not. Exposure to a salary before ‘going pro’ will help the student athlete become a more responsible pro athlete in future. Surname 4 Works cited Berkowitz, S. (2018, March 7). NCAA reports revenues of more than $1 billion in 2017. Retrieved from https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2018/03/07/ncaareports-revenues-more-than-1-billion-2017/402486002/ Byers, W., & Hammer, C. H. (1995). Unsportsmanlike conduct: Exploiting college athletes. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Staurowsky, E. J. (1998). College athletes for hire - evolution and legacy of the ncaas amateur myth. Zimbalist, A. S. (1999). Unpaid professionals: Commercialism and conflict in big-time college sports. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press
Assignment: As I mentioned in class, your task was first that you write and hand in an introductory page. Now I am asking you to 1) have a title, and 2) begin doing your search of literature and look for 10-15 possible sources most relevant to your proposed thesis. As I have said in class, this review of literature should give you many ideas and will help you expand your topical knowledge that will lend itself to writing the proposal. While we have talked about this, I will give you one more week to have something to turn it. So, Tuesday, October 30th is your due date for this. If you wish to go beyond this, please be my guest. The next step will be to expand your introduction and have a firm statement of purpose and research questions. We will talk extensively about this on the 30th. Dr. Vincent Your thesis proposal/prospectus A thesis proposal is a summary that details an outline of your work. It identifies a problem that you’re researching, clearly states all the questions that will be researched as well as describes the resources and materials you need. You should begin with a short proposal (500-750 words, 3 – 5 pages) that defines your topic and approach. A thesis proposal should have a tentative title, a discussion of your topic, argument, the kind of questions you seek to investigate, and the contribution you feel your analysis of this topic will make to the field (As I mentioned in class, one of your 3 “purposes” or outcomes, for society, for yourself and for the field or discipline). It is not expected that you will know all these answers before you have actually written your thesis, but a proposal should nevertheless begin to suggest them. It can be particularly helpful if you are working from a paper that you have written and submitted for a class. However you proceed, select a topic that is manageable within the limited framework of an MA thesis: at least 10,000 – 12,000 words, roughly 40 – 50 pages, or longer. Take the concept of one of my journal articles that I have shared with you as the model to work towards regarding structure or layout. Topics are yours to define, but they should aim to be as specific as possible. For example, a student interested in book publishing will want to narrow the subject temporally (in terms of time period), geographically, or by genre in order to give the research workable parameters. A student who works in visual culture might compile a ‘visual archive,’ a collection of images that will be at the heart of the thesis—this could center on one image with other supporting images, or it could be a collection of images to compare or some combination. The typical parts of a thesis proposal are: 1. Title page 2. Abstract 3. Introduction (with statement of purpose noted; thesis or project statement that is) 4. Existing literature/significant prior research 5. Approach (Methods or Procedures) 6. Potential outcomes; preliminary results and discussion 7. Assumptions and Limitations 8. Contributions to knowledge 9. Work plan and timetable 10. Proposed thesis chapters (likely would be 1) Introduction, 2) Literature Review, 3) your method or procedure, 4) Results or Findings, 5) Discussion, and 6) Summary and Conclusions (including recommendations for further study) Thesis proposals are writing in formal style, which is what sets them apart from many other types of proposals. Although the proposal will be in formal style, it is still important to keep it simple – work towards concision while maintaining academic objectivity, leveraging readability. You will thus want to avoid the first and second grammatical person, and maintain the objective in all aspects of the thesis proposal except the thesis statement itself, which can usually contain a first person reference to you. Getting Started Most research begins with a question. Think about which topics and theories you are interested in and what you would like to know more about. Think about the topics and theories you have studied. Is there some question you feel the body of knowledge in your field does not answer adequately? Once you have a question in mind, begin looking for information relevant to the topic and its theoretical framework. Read everything you can—academic research, trade literature, and information in the popular press and on the Internet. As you become well-informed about your topic and prior research on the topic, your knowledge should suggest a purpose for your thesis. When you can articulate this purpose clearly, you are ready to write your prospectus/proposal. This document specifies the purpose of the study, significance of the study, a tentative review of the literature on the topic and its theoretical framework your research questions and/or hypotheses, and how you will collect and analyze your data (your proposed instrumentation). The Introduction The introduction sets the context of your thesis and must capture your reader's interest. This is where you explain the background of your topic and the relevant research, starting from a broad perspective and then narrowing down to your statement of purpose/thesis statement, citing sources along the way. Don’t forget your statement of purpose/thesis statement in opening paragraph or two. Thesis Statement A thesis statement focuses your ideas into one or two sentences. It should present the topic of your paper and also make a comment about your position in relation to the topic. Your thesis statement should tell your reader what the paper is about and also help guide your writing and keep your argument focused A thesis statement usually appears at the middle or end of the introductory paragraph, and it offers a concise summary of the main point or claim. It is usually expressed in one or two sentences, and the statement may be reiterated elsewhere. The Literature Review The lit review should have a minimum of let’s say 15-20 sources at this time. These should be primarily scholarly journal articles, as well as related articles/websites from industry or government publications. Your literature review should be concise but also comprehensive. Do not simply summarize each article but take an analytical approach to discuss how the literature relates to your paper topic. The lit review and the final paper should use APA in-text citation style, as well as have a full reference list in APA style. In the introduction to a review of the literature you should: • • • • Define or identify the general topic, issue, or area of concern, thus providing an appropriate context for reviewing the literature. Point out overall trends in what has been published about the topic or conflicts in theory, methodology, evidence, and conclusions; or gaps in research and scholarship; or a single problem or new perspective of immediate interest. Establish the writer's reason (point of view) for reviewing the literature; explain the criteria to be used in analyzing and comparing literature and the organization of the review (sequence); When necessary, state why certain literature is or is not included (scope). In the body you should: • • • • • • Include group research studies and other types of literature (reviews, theoretical articles, case studies, etc.) according to common denominators such as genres, qualitative versus quantitative approaches, conclusions of authors, specific purpose or objective, chronology, etc. Summarize individual studies, articles or films with as much or as little detail as each merit according to its comparative importance in the literature, remembering that space (length) denotes significance. Provide the reader with strong "umbrella" sentences at beginnings of paragraphs, "signposts" throughout, and brief "so what" summary sentences at intermediate points in the review to aid in understanding comparisons and analyses. In the conclusion, you should: Summarize major contributions of significant studies, articles, films, videos and other media to the body of knowledge under review, maintaining the focus established in the introduction. Evaluate the current "state of the art" for the body of knowledge reviewed, pointing out major methodological flaws or gaps in research, inconsistencies in theory and findings, and areas or issues pertinent to future study. Conclude by providing some insight into the relationship between the central topic of the literature review and the particular area of study that constitutes your thesis/project and (possibly) the larger area of study that encompasses the discipline, profession, or knowledge base. Method/Procedure Identify and justify the specific methodology you will use to answer the research question. Reflect on the broad analytical approach you will use and on the school(s) of thought or models of scholarship that will inform your investigation of the problem. Comment on the kinds of information you will need to address the research question. Also specify the steps you will use to collect and interpret that information. Within this section you add your Research Questions and/or Hypotheses These are the main questions issue or problem the thesis will attempt to address. You are trying to answer in your thesis. The questions should provide a focus and direction for the proposed study, guiding you toward your intended results. This should be a clear and succinct formulation of a researchable question. You might ask yourself: what theoreticallyrelevant question do I want to answer with my research? The beginning of this section is where you place your research questions and/or hypotheses that are to be tested.

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School: Rice University

It is now done. I hope I have not failed you in accordance to time management.

COMMUNICATION THESIS PROPOSAL.

COLLEGE ATHLETES BEING PAID.

STUDENT’S NAME_____________________________

INSTRUCTOR’S NAME_____________________________

COURSE_____________________________

DATE_____________________________

INTRODUCTION.

In American universities, college sports are an integral part of the college experience
since they bring a diversion from continuous academic work. It is an avenue for students to
engage in other activities that are of interest to them even though they are not of an academic
nature. The indulgence of these activities by students enables them to explore and nurture
other ways of making a living apart from the academic path. A lot of students have received
academic non- athletic scholarships and others have received athletic scholarships from
universities that have a strong sports program. In this proposal, I will be looking at the effect
of sports on student-athletes and show that the pressure exerted on the athlete deserves a form
of compensation from the athletic body governing collegiate sports (NCAA)

The focus of the thesis will be on student athletes with non- athletic scholarships. In
most cases the latter will be students who are good at sports but are attending college on an
academic scholarship. Attending a college with an academic scholarship means that the
student has to maintain a certain grade point average (GPA) for the scholarship to remain
viable. Balancing between sports and academics for this student athlete requires a lot of
dedication that is exhausting to the student. Students on athletic scholarships also have to
attend classes and study for exams in order to maintain an acceptable GPA. In the past, there
were instances where the student athletes had to drop difficult classes during the season, but

changes in the collegiate system prevent dropping of some units especially for students on
scholarship.

Student- athletes are treated differently than other students in college, and this is due
to the thrill and joy they bring to the entire collegiate fraternity. They are also considered
future pro athletes, which leads to an increase in the attention they attract. This is why many
universities around America have stadiums big enough to accommodate thousands of fans. A
review of data from the national collegiate athletic association (NCAA) shows that the body
made $1.1 billion dollars in revenues in the year 2017(Berkowitz, 2018). This revenue
amount will keep increasing as interest grows in college sports, and I believe the student
athlete should receive a fair share of the pie.

In this thesis I will be investigating why the NCAA has not yet come up with a
structure to compensate student- athletes. How much should be the average pay to the student
athlete? Will there be different structures for paying student athletes on scholarships and those
on non-athletic scholarships? How will paying student-athletes affect other aspects of college
life?

Paying sports-athletes will be beneficial to the entire educational chain. The money
that student-athletes without scholarships receive will be helpful in paying for student loans
and financing campus stay. Those students in high school with a talent for sports will be more
motivated to put in work and start earning a paycheck in campus. Sports programs will
develop in colleges all around America in order to attract better student athletes hence
nurturing more talent. Paying student athletes will show them that their talent does pay

whether they make it to professional athletics or not. Exposure to a salary before ‘going pro’
will help the student athlete become a more responsible pro athlete in future.

College athletes have an added advantage towards tuition compensation in that these athletes
get sponsored on their academic tuitions according to their levels of performance

LITERATURE REVIEW.
In this phase of the thesis we are going to elaborate the real understandin...

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