Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Blog Assignment #10

1) What is the problem addressed in your proposal?

-The problem addressed in my proposal is that of the way that the postseason is done in college football. The current system is based on computer votes, votes of people, and overall performance on the field. It only lets two teams play for the National Championship, when there could be 4 or 5 teams that are qualified to win the championship.

2) What is the solution offered? Write your solution in the form of a claim.

-College football should adapt a playoff system to determine the national champion because it would bring more excitement to the games, we would get a more clear winner, and it would be good exposure for teams that are not as well known as others.

3) What reasons are you going to give to support your claim? For now, write at least a few possible reasons. More reasons may become apparent, as you research your topic.

I will give support by showing polls of sports writers and other that disagree with the BCS system, as well as looking at examples of when mid-major teams that played in other BVS games, not the championship game, and defeated major college programs. They were undefeated through the whole year, and were still not able to play for the championship.

4) Make a list of readers' likely objections to the solution you offer. Then revise your solution in a way to make it workable for your audience.

-A reason people argue against a playoff system is because of money. Having 30 bowl games brings in so much money to college football, the tv networks, and the companies sponsoring the games, that it would be hard to stop playing these games, which would in effect stop the supply of money. They would have to consider the fans and the players of the teams that are undefeated, but not able to play in the championship. There is a compromise that they can make, and that will be discussed in the paper.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blog Assignment #9

Possible topics for my proposal paper:

Changing the speed limit on shore drive from 35 back to 45. The speed limit was recently changed from 45 down to 35 mph and it very irritating and many people are upset about it. They believe that having it at 35 is no different when it comes to the safety of the people than when it was 45. The reason it was changed is because there are so many drunk people driving on shore drive at night, and they think slowing the speed limit down will reduce the chance they get into an accident. There are numerous newspaper articles regarding this topic.

Another possible topic would be removing the zoning laws in public schools. I think that public school kids should have the choice on where to go to school. I am interested in this because of many reasons, but mostly because I saw my best friend, who was very smart, be forced to go to a bad public school where he had a bad experience with the people there. I can use online articles to help me with researech

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blog Assignment #8

Source 1: http://lesbianlife.about.com/cs/wedding/a/lgmarriage.htm
This site is useful for finding basic information about gay rights. It does not go into great detail, but it does give the basics. It starts by telling a story of a lesbian couple who got married and did everything like a normal couple would do for the wedding. The point behind the story was to show that all people should have the right to do so.


Source 2: http://www.gotquestions.org/gay-marriage.html

This site talks about the Biblical definition of marriage as being the union of a man and a woman. I will use this as my definition of marriage for the paper. Due to the fact that our country was founded on Christian principles, I believe we should do as the bible says in the instance.


Source 3: http://www.bidstrup.com/marriage.htm

I will use this article to find facts for gay marriage. It also has defenses against banning gay marriage.


Source 4:
http://bible.org/article/homosexuality-christian-perspective
This is a great source for answering questions about the biblical perspective on gay marriage. It will help me develop my claim that homosexual’s should not be allowed to be married,