Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Research Blog #10 Abstract and Bibilography


Abstract: This research paper is about the increasing prevalence of a culture where athletics in American universities are being prioritized over athletics. This skewed prioritization on the part of universities is a problem for both students and student athletes because the main purpose of going to college is to get a quality education that can allow one to live a better life and contribute to society. Unfortunately, for many student athletes, and the people who direct them, this is but an afterthought, and success on the playing field and even advancement to professional sports are the main goal. The perpetuation of this mindset causes several problems, such as massive expenditures on athletic related costs in the midst of cuts to academic programs, academic corruption, and prevalence of a psychological phenomenon called pluralistic ignorance, which in turn continues the cycle of skewed priorities in American universities. 

 
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