Write an essay discussing the question does participation in sports build character?

Write an essay (500-750 words) discussing the question does participation in sports build character?  Your opinion needs to be supported by research that you have completed on the topic and the research needs to be sited at the bottom of the paper.

Suggested websites to check out:

http://www.positivecoach.org/  – Positive Coaching Alliance

http://www.characterandcitizenship.org/ – Center for Character & Citizenship at University of Missouri-St. Louis

http://www.bu.edu/sed/caec/index.html – The Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University

http://josephsoninstitute.org/sports/

REFERENCE THREE ARTICELS IN THE ESSAY!

Grading rubric for both essays:

CATEGORY
4 – Above Standards
3 – Meets Standards
2 – Approaching Standards
1 – Below Standards
Score
Grammar & Spelling
Author makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Author makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Author makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Author makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
20 points
Sources
All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and cited correctly.
All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and most are cited correctly.
Most sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and cited correctly.
Many sources are suspect (not credible) AND/OR are not cited correctly.
20 points
Content
Essay includes both sides/arguments to the question – Do sports teach good character? Counter argument included which includes facts, statistics, and quotes to support.
Essay includes both sides/arguments but counter argument does not include facts, statistics, and quotes to support
Includes one side to the question and does not provide a counter.
Essay does not go into depth and does not provide adequate information on either side of the argument.
60 points
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