Statement of Intent
For my freshman essay I will be examining the various stereotypes surrounding student-athletes in the media. Such generalizations include ‘the dumb jock’, ‘the player’, and ‘the bully’. In order to investigate this topic I will look at texts like “Coach Carter” and “One Tree Hill”.
I chose this topic because I am a student-athlete myself, and so I am interested in how I am viewed by society. Not only that, I am interested in modernizing this perception of ‘jocks’. In my essay, I will attempt to counteract these stereotypes with true data, particularly the idea of all athletes being unintelligent.