Imagine that your school district is going to make a decision about continuing to fund sports programs in the schools. You have a chance to write an argumentative essay that will be read to the mayor, printed in the paper, or presented to the head of the school board or PTA. Your essay should state a position or claim by taking a clear side, back it up with research, and refute the other side of the argument.
Your job is to argue whether, overall, sports are more helpful or harmful to young people. Use what you know about argumentative essay writing to structure your writing. Be sure to back up your claim with reasons and evidence, supported by facts and details, and analysis of sources from your research.