Amateur Essays

  • Amateur Athletes

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    going to discuss amateur athletes and keeping their amateur status. Oxford’s dictionary definition states, an amateur is a person who engaged in a pursuit, especially a sport, on an unpaid basis. Sport’s attire companies should be allowed to give free shoes and equipment to high school athletes for the athlete’s exceptional performance, recruitment purposes, or the athlete’s inability to purchase their own top performance shoes and equipment. “Student-athletes shall be amateurs in an intercollegiate

  • Comparing Canadian Amateur Tennis to Pro Tennis

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    Canadian Amateur Tennis to Pro Tennis Comparing Canadian amateur sport to a professional Canadian sport, which in my case is tennis. When high school is over, its time for me to choose what career path that I will be looking to go into. The choices that are out there for me is to become a full-time professional tennis player, or go into a coaching career and just be an amateur athlete

  • “Amelia’s Voice Heard by Amateur Radio Operator”

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    Heard by Amateur Radio Operator”. With this summery and analysis this paper will prove this article contains three traits required for a good primary source. First, the author must write the source within the same general period as the historical event. Second, the must contain both reputable and accurate information. Finally, the source must contain a certain amount of quality required for a good primary source. This paper will prove this article, “Amelia’s Voice Heard by Amateur Radio Operator”

  • Amateur City

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    Amateur City, a city filled with confusion and intolerable human behavior. In this detective fiction novel, Katherine Forrest demonstrates the social, sexual and power dynamic of each character which all leads to the curious homicide of Fergus Parker. In Forrest’s Amateur City there are multiple analysis regarding the characters of the “Modern Office” also including the detective Kate Delafield. Amateur City portrays a huge hierarchy of the predominant human society in which the class of race, ethnicity

  • The Amateur Scientist

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    since Einstein," he explains how he used everyday tools to make scientific discoveries. How he describes his methods in a simple way makes science enjoyable and understandable, even to the average reader. I enjoyed reading the essay entitled "The Amateur Scientist," by Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988). I found it to be very interesting and felt that Mr. Feynman was very thoughtful. Rather than explain in technical detail about his work in physics, Feynman instead related interesting

  • Professionalism In The Workplace Essay

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    and technical standards of the workplace. Your professionalism deciphers you from your fellow amateur workers. Being professional makes you stand out and be above and beyond the standards and be recognized for your ethics and morals. Learning your role inside and out is a very important part of being a professional. If you don’t know your role to the greatest potential you might be considered an amateur. However, in nurse we are constantly learning something new every day and that is part of our

  • The History Of College Athletics

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    the main reason the NCAA was formed; however, eligibility rules and amateurism were also top priority issues. The consensus of the NCAA was that college sports should be for student amateurs only. In 1916, the NCAA formally defined the term amateur athlete in article VI(b) of their bylaws stating that “an amateur is one who participates in competitive physical sports only for the pleasure, and the physical, mental, moral, and social benefits directly derived therefrom” (Sack & Staurowsky, 1998

  • Summary: College Athletes Should Be Paid

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    With the way the NCAA has blown up into a billion dollar industry, does it seem plausible for an academic institution to make this amount of money off of amateur athletes and not provide some other type of revenue besides scholarships? This has been at the forefront of debate as the NCAA continues to make billions off of these so called amateur athletes. The NCAA believes that if compensation is given to student-athletes, the amateurism of the game is taken away. However, many student-athletes believe

  • College Athletes Should Be Paid

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    One of the most popular and controversial topics in all sports, especially college sports, is the issue of whether or not college athletes should be paid for playing for universities. Debates over this dispute of pay for college athletes is common on sports and news channels. The current NCAA rules enforce what is called “Amateurism,” which in general terms means that athletes cannot be on professional teams and cannot be paid for the sport they play. However, the 2017-2018 NCAA rulebook also states

  • Canadian Sports in Early Twentieth Century

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    Sports have always been important part of Canadian identity and culture. Since the rapid growth of both amateur and professional sports in the beginning of the previous century, sports like hockey, basketball and curling became inseparable part of Canadian culture. The two books under review examine Canadian sports in twentieth century and the changes it went through in early twentieth century are Bruce Kidd’s, The Struggle for Canadian Sport (University of Toronto Press, 1996) and Colin D. Howell’s

  • College Athletes Should Not Get Paid for Play

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    The argument whether a student-athlete should be paid to play or not be paid is one that spans the ages. College sports are considered to be of amateur status by the NCAA. Therefore they believe student-athletes should not receive a pay check to participate in a sport. However on the other end of the spectrum, many critics believe that student-athletes should receive pay for play because not only are they participating in a sport, they are entertaining the spectators. They believe that if performers

  • Professionalism In Sports Essay

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    The amateur sportsman is accounted superior because he is rich enough to afford not to put his talents to earning livelihood. These prejudices of course are now dying out. There was a time when professional cricketers in inland were allotted separate tents. This

  • Why College Athletes Should Not Be Paid?

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    Another reason that college athletes should not be paid is because they are, under NCAA rules, to be considered amateurs. In the National Collegiate Athletic Association Rules it states, “College athletes are not to be paid, not to cash in on their prominence, never to cross any kind of line of professionalism.” Steve Wieberg, of the USA Today, studied the rules that the NCAA has placed on paying college athletes. He concludes that, “Athletic programs are meant to be an integral part of the educational

  • Differences between Amateur and Professional Basketball

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    Collegiate basketball tends to hold to different rules and regulations than the NBA, but the main facets of the game remains the same. The collegiate game, as opposed to the professional ranks, possesses stricter rules to which the universities, players, and coaches must adhere by. If these entities fail to follow the rules, they stand a good chance of facing harsh punishments. These punishments can range anywhere from fines and player suspensions to probation banning the school from postseason play

  • The Concussion Problem in Professional and Amateur Football

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    Thesis Statement The number of concussions in professional and amateur football has been rising and has sparked much controversy in recent years. These concussions are most likely linked with disease and even the deaths of some pro and semi-pro football players. New research is attempting to solve the problem but the issue is still prevalent in football today. Concussions To understand the issue of concussions in the NFL we must first understand exactly what a concussion is. A concussion is a minor

  • MP3, Amateur Musicians and Music Distribution

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    Abstract:    Relatively little attention has been given to the effect of digital music on amateur musicians and music distribution. Here, I examine the revolution on the horizon-sites such as MP3.com herald the eventual bridging of the gap between artist and listener while shrinking the record companies. In this paper I examine two such sites that host independent and labeled artists alike: the larger, better-known MP3.com and the smaller, independent, non-profit Songfight. I examine how they each

  • NCAA Athletes Amateurism

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    Its time to end the “amateurism” I believe that the current system of compensating Division I NCAA athletes is outdated, inefficient, and most of all the cause of an on going problem in NCAA sports. The aforementioned problem, and what I would like to address today is the ongoing, overwhelming trend of NCAA violations taking place by major NCAA programs/schools. So much so that significant NCAA violations by major NCAA programs/schools has become an almost common place in the current landscape

  • Summary: Professional Athletes Should Not Be Paid

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    “I’m not looking for the best players, I’m looking for the right players” Coach Herbs Brooks. I truly believe that professional athletes should not be allowed to compete in the Olympics, but instead of professional athletes. I believe that amateur so is able to compete.The games are not just about how much many money you can earn, or how famous you are or, how good you're at the sport. It’s about you represent our country. Why is that we want professionals player play in the Olympics? I don’t have

  • For the Love of Chemistry

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    My Love of Chemistry I am applying to the university to study chemistry because this is the subject that I enjoy most. As with science in general, I find it interesting, often fascinating, and I feel that I could gain much from studying it at university. Last year I spent a fortnight on work experience, and enjoyed both of my two placements. At Birmingham University School of Chemistry, I was able to use some techniques that were new to me at the time - such as GCMS, HPLC, and I.R. spectroscopy

  • Wireless Communication

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    communicating could have been used in during the Cedar Fires. The National Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is an organization that uses the HAM Radios. They provide local and long distance communications services in local, regional, national and international emergencies. When normal communication systems are overloaded, damaged, or disrupted because a disaster has occurred, or is likely to occur, an amateur station may make transmissions necessary to meet essential communication needs