Argumentative essay about cycling

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  1. Chris52686

    Chris52686 New Member

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    Hello, i am writing a paper about cycling for my high school senior exit project. The only problem is i cant think of something that i could argue about it, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated,thanks.
     
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  2. DiabloScott

    DiabloScott New Member

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    How about using public monies to make off-street bike paths vs. bike lanes on regular streets? You should be able to make a good case for both sides of the argument which is what I expect your teachers will be looking for.

    Inexperienced and less skilled riders tend to prefer paths (as do most motorists ... don't want to deal with cyclists), serious and more skilled riders tend to prefer wide shoulders and striped bike lanes (don't have to deal with roller bladers and baby strollers).

    As an aside, I live near a tunnel that has three tubes - one going each direction and one that changes with the commute direction. There are plans to make a fourth "bore" and a bunch of cycling groups are insisting on making the fourth tube bicycle accessible. This will increase the cost of the project by MILLIONS of dollars - I'd much rather see that money go to other cycling projects but there's no way to implement that idea - you either require the tunnel to have a bike path and spend the millions, or you don't get a bike path and you save the money but can't spend it elsewhere.
     
  3. 2LAP

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    Not sure how in depth you need to be; but how about drugs in cycling. There are some great discussions about the ethics of drug use in sport in the phylosiphy of sport journals with some very good cases for allowing drugs in sport!!!!! Combine these with the personal accounts from cyclists autobiographies and newspaper cuttings; let the argument comense.

    Or how about a 'should london (or anywhere else) hold the olympics? Some interesting points financialy (not many olympics have made a profit), local v's national interests (i.e. london v's britain), the politics (i.e. hitlers olympics), terorism (i.e. the bomb at atlanta or the munich disaster), sexism, racism, coruption in the olympics, will athens be built in time, drugs, fixing in sports like gymnastics, amature or professional competition, etc. etc. Sure you'll have more than a few pages to work on there and there are some great books on almost all of the topics above.
     
  4. Chris52686

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    yeah i was considering to do it about drugs in cycling but couldnt find enough information, it needs to be 6-10 pages long

    I have considered doing how an ironman triathlon is the toughest sporting event today, anyone know what i could compare it too?thanks for all the replies
     
  5. jitteringjr

    jitteringjr New Member

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    Next year, when you are in college, (I'm assuming but stick with me) they are going to ask you to pump out 10 pages on topics that you couldn't care less about. You are just not thinking hard enough. This is a subject you get to pick and therefore one that interests you so 10 pages will be easy once you get going.

    There is so much information on the web on that topic that you should have a hard time narrowing it down to only 10 pages.

    Do some reading and researching and have fun with it. Keep in mind that although you may be focusing on cycling, you can cross reference to drug useage in other sports as well. You can talk about steriod use in weightlifting and track and field. Bring up Ben Johnson's loosing the gold medal in the 100 meters.

    Wow, I wish I had the web when I was in high school. I actually had to drive 20 miles to the local college library to do research for my senior paper.
     
  6. 2LAP

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    Check out the arguements FOR drugs in sport; these are very interesting and very good. Your library should be able to help you search news paper articles on the net for drugs in sport, there are loads of cycling biographies that describe drug use in first person, you may enven find essays on drugs in sport on the web already!!!!!! So much info your brain will bleed!!!!!

    You could compare the 'IMT' to Football (UK or American versions) to see if they justify their wages when compared to the physical difficulty of the 'IMT' (although don't think this would make a very good 10 pages).
     
  7. Sonja-Erica Pompa

    Sonja-Erica Pompa New Member

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    Time passed, but this students' problems are aeternal!
    Well, my tutor from professional dissertation writing service told me one day, that the key to succes is just to imagine people, who support and who are agains the issue you are writing about. It really works, you know.
     
  8. Chuckabutty

    Chuckabutty Active Member

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    Bicycle helmet use tends to be a controversial issue. Some swear by them and others say they don't do a thing. Children under a certain age must wear them, by law in most if not all, states. Government wants all cyclists to wear them but most of us don't want more government in our lives.
     
  9. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

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    The OP is probably now married with children and a mortgage (maybe divorced) and wishing the hardest thing in his life was an essay.
    Probably could do a peice on nervous disorders and alcoholism now. :)
     
  10. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    :D:D:D Yeah 16 years later! :p
     
  11. Amelie Franki

    Amelie Franki New Member

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    Yes, this is truly an eternal problem.
     
  12. Amelie Franki

    Amelie Franki New Member

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    I believe that cycling is a solution to many urban problems. For example, this can solve the problem of traffic jams. But for this, you need to create a developed infrastructure for cyclists. Bikes are also a small step in the fight against homelessness, which you can find more in the example of an essay. This will help improve the mobility of all residents. It also has a positive effect on the environmental situation.
     
  13. Troy S.

    Troy S. New Member

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    Hey, where is the essay?
     
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