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Griffin Ahlers
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Fri Feb 8, 2013 11:15am
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For my informative paper, I have had a few topics in mind. At first, I thought I was definitely going to write about music therapy and how it impacts certain diseases, such as cancer, autism, etc. This was my first thought because in high school I had to do some research on music therapy for one of my classes and it somewhat interested me. After I thought about it though, I did not really know if this was exactly what I would prefer to write a paper on since its not my favorite thing really. The next thing that came into my mind to write about was basketball. I played basketball in high school and its my favorite thing to do. So I came up with the idea that I could write about the history of basketball and how it originated and evolved into what it turned out to be today. This was still a broad topic however so I tried to find a topic that I could still write about sports but have somewhat narrowed research into what I was going to write about.
I eventually decided that one of the better topics I could write about would be on how sports impact the society that we live in. Since the National Football League (NFL) just had the Superbowl it really came into my mind that this would be a good topic just because of how much money and the high level of interest that people place upon there sports and how so many people, companies, and even cities rely on sports in their everyday lives. There are however a few questions that I was asking myself when I decided that I was going to write about this topic. The main question was how am I going to use print information such as books or magazines to find valid information about this topic. I was also wondering if I was going to be able to write at least five pages about this topic. Questions that will help further my understanding about this subject would be do all sports impact society in the same way? For example, does the National Hockey League (NHL) impact cities just as much as the National Basketball Association (NBA)? Or does the NBA impact as many cities and business as the MLB? These questions are just a few questions that could help me further understand and expand my knowledge about this topic. Although this seems like my favorite topic right now, I am going to think a little bit longer and make sure this is the topic for my paper.

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