Monday, 20 March 2017

Article Writing

In writing I have been learning to:
  • use all basic punctuation independently
  • attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses)

I have been especially focusing on using parentheses and commas. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.

Article Writing

Leadership is having the skill of being able to motivate  people/teams to work towards a goal. To be  a good leader you have to show the six traits, these six traits are Integrity,Trustworthy, Motivational, Resilient, Goal Focused and  Active thinker. My key leadership role for 2017 is a PAL. This means that every Thursday I go and set up a game for the Kouri/ Kakono students. My goal this year is to get more people more active more often, to achieve this  I will need to show the six leadership traits

One leadership trait is Integrity, Integrity means being honest and fair. An example of someone showing Integrity is Laura Langman, Laura always has to show Integrity when she is playing a game of netball. Laura showed this by being honest when she did the wrong thing or when the umpire made a call( she disagreed with) she was fair and she just went with it. Integrity is very important to being a PAL because the whole school is relying on me to do my job right, Mr Muller needs to trust that I can show up on time and be responsible. I know that as well as having the quality of Integrity that being Motivation is a big part in being a PAL.

Motivational is a good skill to have because you can encourage others and help others have fun. Someone that I believe has the skill of Motivation is Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir Ed showed this skill by motivating himself and others. He motivated others when he went to the other side of the world and motivated people to follow their dreams, a time when he motivated himself was when he climbed Mt Everest he had to fight through the pain to reach the top. I think that being a Motivational PAL is extremely important because you have to be encouraging to everyone to have a good game, by doing this you are making others feel comfortable in the game. Another good reason is that you want people to join in your games and have fun. Something that goes without saying that a PAL needs to be is Trustworthy as well as Motivational.

A Trustworthy PAL means being committed to your duty and being able to show up on time to you game/meetings. A leader that I think is good at being Trustworthy is Mr Muller. Mr Muller is always being relied upon, you can trust him to sort out a problem. He is committed to is job and turns up on time to everything. Mr Muller is someone you can look up to. Being Trustworthy is exceptionally important to a PAL because lots of people are relying on you. Riley has to trust me to turn up on time and not to disappoint her ( I also have to trust her), Mr Muller is trusting me to be a PAL,all the teachers and students at the school are relying on me to do my duty. Something that I am going to do to show that I am Trustworthy is turning up on time to games/meetings, I will have everything ready for my game and be organized, If anyone is away and someone needs help and they ask me I will always say yes.

“Therefore, to be a good PAL I will need to demonstrate the leadership traits Integrity, Motivational and last but not least Trustworthy. I will show this traits by Turning up on time, I will make fair and honest calls in a game and encourage others. This year I know that I am going to be a good PAL”

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