I’m sorry but your argument is flawed. The wage gap is a myth. Think about it: if companies could get away with paying women less for the same work, why would they ever hire a man? It doesn’t make sense. Instead, there is an earning gap between genders. This is not because women are being paid less for the same work, but because women are doing…[Read more]
I think you should focus more on the effects that deportation has on American society. Right there, you need to convince your reader why deportation is so bad. All you said was that it can break up families and decrease diversity, You should explain what can happen because of broken families and explain why diversity is a good thing. Also, you…[Read more]
I sought out to find how the offense in football has changed over time from football’s conception. I also wanted to know why the offense has changed so much through out the years. What I found is that the offense
Jack, I thought your views on why offense has changed is very interesting. I also appreciated how you said that the no-huddle offense was also the reason for why passing has increased in the offense. When you said “Many types of innovative offenses like this are created and developed at the high
school level for similar reasons,” I was very interested by your viewpoint of the fact that new offenses develop in high school, then move up up to colleges when they are successful. I appreciated your knowledge of football and offense in your paper, and wouldn’t be surprised if you became an ESPN analyst someday.
This is a very deep poem. I’m not really sure what it means but I think it has to do with life having no meaning and how none of us really have a purpose here. We are all just floating around on a breeze just aimlessly strolling through life. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m right.
This post truly is SUPREME! This is such an interesting topic and I have always wondered the same things. For example, I wanted to buy a Flip video camera back in the day but it was $50 more than the Kodak version which offered the exact same features. It’s weird. It’s like your paying the extra $50 for the name brand version. I am going to have…[Read more]
My question is: do people know about this information? Are the top runners in the world aware that these differences in shoes could help their performance so much more? I feel like if a top runner did not keep up with the latest and greatest shoe technology, then they would fall behind all the other runners. The best thing to do then would be to…[Read more]
Imagine being a police officer in America today. You are one the most hated people in America and yet you are still responsible for protecting all of its citizens. It blows my mind that people have lost sight of the purpose of police. Sure they screw up sometimes and they pay the consequences for that, but for people to test police as bad as they…[Read more]
Tom, really interesting topic. I, myself, have wondered how one becomes a general manager because that has always been a dream job for me. I would be very interested to read your final research paper to find out how I can get into player scouting and team managing. Your paper might really give me an edge into getting in to that field one day, and…[Read more]
In the Gale Research Database, I found two articles that show how two different coaches developed their unique styles of offense. One article from NPR highlighted the A-11 Offense developed Kurt Bryan, the head
Do NFL teams have the most complicated offenses? You should relate the complexity of formations and plays of the highest levels of football to the lowest. Great post though that is very enlightening to those who do not know much about the game!
I am questioning what you said about the offense in nfl being difficult because that picture of the line up wasw easy to identify. What was happening in that play or who can run out for the pass.
I really found you’re topic question to be very intriguing. What does it mean to be disabled? I feel like there is a stark contrast between someone being disabled and someone being handicapped. I consider myself disabled because I have to wear corrective lenses in order to drive, see the board at school, or even recognize faces. But I’m not really…[Read more]
Olivia, I am interested to know what the long-term effects of climate change are. I’ve always heard that temperatures are increasing so drastically that the polar ice caps will melt and flood the earth. Is that right? Also, what’s the deal with recycling? I heard it doesn’t help at all. Is that true too? Should I just stop recycling then? I’ve…[Read more]
In the game of American Football, the offense has become a sort of art form. To outmatch defenses is still the hardest thing to do in the sport, so throughout the years, this “art form” has continuously evo
I think Alex and Cy (of course) bring up a great point. The no huddle offense is really starting to become very common. Most defenses cannot keep up simply because they are too fast. Maybe in the near future the no huddle will become a thing for all offenses. However, then would defenses have to adapt? or would a new offense be created so a defense could not predict the no huddle?
Joey, very strong piece. What really stood out to me was how you ended it with a one sentence paragraph. That is an unconventional ending but a very powerful one. The finality and punctuality of that last sentence really sums up your entire argument and it really works well toward the overall effectiveness of your piece. As for your argument, I…[Read more]
I, too, am a lover of conspiracy theories. To think that Santa Claus might be the anti-Christ blows my mind. Since you brought this to light, I don’t believe I can look at Santa the same way again. One question though, how does Mrs. Claus tie into this? For that matter, how do the reindeer, elves, workshop, and the North Pole tie into…[Read more]
Griffen, I believe that the more sports we play the better athlete we become. Each sport that we play demonstrates different athletic abilities. So if we play more sports, more athletic abilities are going to be developed. The better athlete you are, The better you are going to perform in each sport.
Luke, I believe that analytics can be applied to more sports than just basketball. For example, if you look at Baseball, the number of strikeouts are up as well as the number of homeruns. Analytics like these show just how much the sports we love are changing through time.
Johanna, beautiful poem. The lack of punctuation makes the poem flow very nicely and really adds to the meaning that our country will go on, thanks to the youth of our great nation. However, what many people have failed to see lately is that we truly are a great nation. During the election, everyone seemed to lose their faith and pride in America,…[Read more]
Dear Hailey, very well written poem. The use of repetition and parallel structure really makes the message hit home for readers. You made some really interesting points in your poem and the fact-checker in me really liked most of your claims because they were valid. One claim, however, does not reign true. Trump actually respects the LGBTQ+…[Read more]
First off, beautiful poem, beautiful message, very moving. I do believe you have a great point. Your poem shows how American society is today. Now I don’t want to characterize American society as a “rape culture” because I think that term is misleading, but I do think there is a problem within American society and the way we all think.…[Read more]
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