Fresh Voices: Composition at Cal Poly


Steven E. Bradley cares about football and Los Angeles; he wants his readers to care as well. In “Football in the City of Angels,” Bradley chronicles the historical record of football in L.A., and argues that the city needs a professional football team—now. Research, carefully organized support, and a clearly considered refutation allow Bradley to stay one step ahead of his readers. L.A. football fans may be delighted, but why should others care about this topic? Not into football? Not from L.A.? Perhaps there is some characteristic of this essay that fosters involvement in this issue anyway. Consider what makes an argument worth reading. What inspires a writer to make an argument?