Sports Management Class
Paper Project Guidelines Outside assignment #3, 2 points off if late
You will be required to prepare a short paper of 3-4 pages dealing with a topic to which you have chosen.
1. Begin your paper with a topic sentence that states the proposition you are discussing and indicates whether your paper is in agreement or disagreement with the proposition.
2 You should back up your position with reasoned arguments, examples, research findings, etc., not just with the assertion of your personal feelings and prejudices.
3. You will need to use a minimum of 5 sources and you must have 3 journal articles from the list of journals dealing with your general subject.(You may not count the textbook toward your minimum number of references, although you may use and cite arguments you find there.) You can find relevant articles by reading the assignments in your textbooks and looking up articles or books mentioned in them.
4. Cite the material you take from the references, whether you quote the actual language or merely paraphrase or summarize the material. At the end of the paper list all of your references using APA format. If you are not sure of APA format look it up or ask a librarian for assistance.
“Peer Reviewed”/ Academic Journals
Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
Journal of the Legal Aspects of Sport
Journal of Sport and Social Issues
Journal of Sport Behavior
Journal of Sport Psychology
International Journal of Sport Psychology
International Review for the Sociology of Sport
Sociology of Sport Journal
Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal
Sports database: SPORTDISCUS, Academic Search Premier, Jstor,
About the APA citation method
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This organization is now in its 6th Edition of the APA manual, and should be used for general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
Here’s a great website for APA citation:
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