Intro / Bibliography

Sports and Leisure

 

 

Welcome to the Las Vegas sports and leisure page. Yes, there is a domain outside the gaming industry. People think of gambling, buffets, and showgirls. The most popular thought is most likely gambling. From an outsiders point of view Las Vegas consists of just casinos. The main goal of this page is to direct people to different sports and leisure options in Las Vegas. This page offers a variety of activities outside the realm of the casino corridor. For the most part, people don’t comprehend that Las Vegas offers a large amount of activities other than gambling. There are numerous places to hike just outside of the Las Vegas area that rival some of the best scenery in the country.  Las Vegas also offers running events from 5k’s to full marathons. Parks and recreation areas are in abundant supply in Las Vegas. In addition, the youth sports programs in the Las Vegas encompass multiple sports. Another big sport attraction in Las Vegas is golf, and the courses and facilities in Las Vegas don’t disappoint. Las Vegas is home to over 30 public golf courses.

On this page one can read about the different running trails in Las Vegas. To add to the trail article, there is an article about running a 5K. There is a profile piece about the Thomas and Mack Center. If one is interested in camping, there is a how-to article about planning a camping trip. Another fun outdoor activity is Geocaching. What is Geocaching? Read the article to find out. TPC Summerlin is one of the nicest golf courses in Las Vegas, and there is a great review located on this page.

With all this being said, the authors of this page hope that the information provided will encourage people to participate in the various activities that Las Vegas has to offer.

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

PARKS AND RECREATION

Clark County Parks and Recreation

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks

 

City of Henderson Parks and Recreation

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks

 

Red Rock Canyon

http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/

 

Nevada State Parks

http://parks.nv.gov/

 

Valley Of Fire

http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire-state-park/

 

 

SPORTS

 

 

UNLV Athletics

http://www.unlvrebels.com/

 

Sunrise Fast Pitch Softball League

http://sunrisegirlsfastpitch.com/

 

 

LEISURE

 

 

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

http://www.lvms.com/speedway/

 

Dance Ect.

http://www.danceetcnv.com/

 

Fremont Street Ziplines

http://flightlinezfremont.com/

 

Strip at Night Race

http://stripatnight.com/

 

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FAQ

Who are you?

We are UNLV students writing for an advanced composition course during the 2012 spring semester.

Are any of you professional writers?

No, but many of us aspire to be writers professionally. Most of us are English majors. 

Why is this web site a part of your course?

It was created as a means to strengthen our personal and collaborative writing. We are also learning how to use various kinds of media to our best advantage. 

What is the overall theme of these articles and your class?

Our class uses writing to explore improvement of the Las Vegas community.

What are the section themes, and how did you pick them? 

We follow an interesting format: we are divided into sections of our choosing, and as groups we edit and publish the best writing to this site. The section themes are: Architecture and Urban Planning, Culinary Experience, What the Tourists don’t Know, Sports and Leisure, Citizen Generated Ecological Development, and Where/How We Work. 

For whom was this website created?

This website was created for the students of our composition class but also for the Las Vegas community at large.

Who manages this site?

The site is managed by the chief editor, Dr. Nagelhout, with the help of the six editorial groups.

Who do we contact to comment to this site?

Contact Dr. Nagelhout or leave comments in the appropriate section on this site.



Sources

For writing tips, helpful links are provided for your convenience:

How to Write a Bibliography
http://tippie.uiowa.edu/accounting/writing/bibliography.cfm

Purdue Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

Guide to Writing an Essay
http://lklivingston.tripod.com/essay/

11 Stupidest Writing Mistakes
http://saleshq.monster.com/training/articles/3064-11-stupidest-writing-mistakes

5 editor’s secrets to help you write like a pro
http://www.remarkable-communication.com/5-editors-secrets-to-help-you-write-like-a-pro/

Visual Grammar: How To Communicate Without Words
http://www.vanseodesign.com/web-design/visual-grammar/

8 Secrets To Creative Thinking (Hint: Steal From Others)
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665451/8-secrets-to-creative-thinking-hint-steal-from-others

12 Ways To Be More Search Savvy
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/09/cracking-the-code-to-the-best-google-search/

11 Best Killer Research Strings To Find Stuff On Google
http://courtneytuttle.com/2008/07/23/11-best-killer-research-strings-to-find-stuff-on-google/

Design Research and Research Design
http://observatory.designobserver.com/feature/design-research-and-research-design/30018/

Improve Your Writing with these Editing Tips
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/improve-your-writing-with-these-editing-tips.html

Resources

There are stats and facts about Yucca mountain here a rich site:
http://www.nei.org/resourcesandstats/graphicsandcharts/
Water stats:
http://www.snwa.com/index.html

Info graphics of interest

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/graphics/going_green/flash.htm

some interesting info graphics
http://dailyinfographic.com/

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