SPM 3012 Sport and Society
Reforming Sport Paper
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must use specific facts and observations in each of your recommendations as to why the issue you are improving is indeed a problem in today’s sports landscape. You must also include a specific way to fix the problem you are describing and why your recommendation will cure this ill in society.
The paper requires a minimum of 2,000 words of text. All answers should be word processed and double
spaced with 1 inch margins. The paper is due on December 9th by 11:59PM. Please submit your paper
through the “Assignments” link by uploading a Word version of the paper to the “Reforming Sport”
For this assignment, let’s assume that all of the reading and discussion we have done in this course has
qualified you as a well equipped sport development consultant. You have been hired as a consultant to
Obama administration and specifically the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
President Obama and HHS Secretary Burwell believe in the enormous promise of sports in our society.
They also understand that transforming the sport culture means restructuring the culture. They believe that
change starts on the local level with sport managers who understand sports and know how to develop and
sustain sports to maximize its benefits for the masses.
Secretary Burwell would like to enhance the role that sports has in American society but needs to know how
to go about this enormous undertaking. Your task for this consulting job is to provide Ms. Burwell with a
proposal on “10 Ways to Improve Sports in American Society.”
You must use specific facts and observations in each of your recommendations as to why the issue you are
improving is indeed a problem in today’s sports landscape. You must also include a specific way to fix the
problem you are describing and why your recommendation will cure this ill in society.
A portion of each answer should be answered with your own critique or opinion of the issues advanced.
However, you must advance and cite specific facts/figures/opinions advanced by the authors we have read to
receive full credit for the questions. You can use any of the course readings in forming your responses. You
may also conduct your own independent research. Please make sure to cite any new sources per the
Please use APA formatting on all citations in the text.
The following site provides examples for in text citations in APA format:
If your reference is to a piece on the syllabus/reading list, you do not need to provide a full reference for the
citation. If you deviate from the course readings for material, you must include the reference at the end of the
exam on a separate page.
The following site provides examples for references in APA format:
Style and Presentation
Your submission should read as one integrated essay. You can outline your 10 ideas in a table or in text in an
introduction section, but your submission needs to be submitted as an integrated essay to receive full credit
for the writing requirements (outlined below in the rubric).
It is highly recommended that you utilize the free Smarthinking tutorial service to assist with the writing
requirements of this assignment.
Reforming Sport Grading Rubric:
A total of 9 points will be assigned to each “recommendation” for a total of 90 points for the paper.
Each “recommendation” can receive up to 9 points based on the following criteria:
Content (5 points)
Responds well to assignment, critically evaluates and synthesizes information from
readings, provides adequate discussion to address question task posed
Coherence (1 point)
Responses are organized and are logical
Argument and Support (1 point)
Persuasive presentation of ideas which are supported by evidence
Style (1 point)
Appropriate word choices for context, sentences are logical
Mechanics (1 point)
Use of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation