Argumentative Essay

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Henry Smith Mr. Gordon English 1101 November 11, 2011 Argumentative Essay Assignment The importance of academics and athletes has been an ongoing issue for a long period of time. One of the most popular arguments is should students be allowed to play sports if their grades does not meet standards. There are many factors that prove that students’ participation in any athletic program at school should be based on their academics. Discipline, priority and commitment are three factors that support the argument. Students whose grades meet standards and above has shown that they are more discipline to concentrate on their academics and be a part of a team. They have the ability to organize their lifestyle to allow time for studying and not allow the pressures of the sport to overpower their academics. The discipline that they learn during this process is use in many areas of their life beyond the educational formative years. A student has to be discipline enough to understand that the extracurricular activity can be considered a distraction and not a priority. The lesson of priority is very important in this argument because education is first and foremost the most important item on any students’ agenda. Athletics sometimes appears to be the number one priority and with that confusion education falls to the sideline. A key factor is the lesson is sometimes not taught or understood that without education and/or the basic knowledge that is taught; a person could not be a successful athlete on any level high school, college nor professional. The logistics of each level is based on a person’s intelligence level. Therefore the level of priority for education will always be at the top of the list. If the standard was set that students who does poorly in academics cannot participate in athletics the level of commitment to education will be extremely high.

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