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In writing I have been learning to use a wide range of punctuation appropriately and with increasing accuracy like . , ! ? “”
- colon :
- semi-colon ;
- hyphen -
- parentheses ( )
- brackets [ ]
- ellipses ...

I have been especially focussing on using parentheses and semi-colon. 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.

Key things about being an effective Deputy Head Boy

What is leadership? Well, leadership is the skill of being able to motivate an individual or a group of people towards a goal. There are six leadership traits that we came up with, which are Goal Focused, Motivational, Integrity, Resilient, Active Thinking, Trustworthy. These traits are essential to being an amazing leader, (which that is important for my role as the Deputy Head Boy for 2017). This means that I have to attend the weekly leadership meetings, contribute to the student council, stand in for the Heads when they are absent and to be a positive role model for the students at oaklands school. Being a deputy head boy means I have to show the 6 leadership traits.

One of the traits for being a competent student leader is Motivational, meaning I am relied upon to motivate and help others get a reason to do it. A leader which has showed this trait is Nelson Mandela, an inspirational person who motivated many people and told what was right and fair. A reason why this trait is so important to my role as deputy head boy is that I need to help motivate the Head boy and girl in their role and help support and assist them. I will demonstrate this trait by helping the heads when they need support and encouraging them. Along with motivational being an important trait for my role, I also need to be trustworthy.

Another very important trait for my role is I need to be trustworthy in my role; Being trustworthy means I have to be relied upon to do what is needed and what is right. Sir Edmund Hillary is a very fitting example for this trait as he showed he was trustworthy when he was on his journey to the peak of Everest. He said he wouldn’t leave his accomplice behind and he ended up helping him all the way to the top of Mount Everest. Another time is when he was in Nepal and he helped the Sherpa people for most of his life, even helping them build a landing strip. This trait is important because the staff need to trust that I will do my role and attend the leadership meetings that commence weekly. I will show this by attending the meetings and staying committed to my role for the whole year. In my role, along with being trustworthy, I will also need to be resilient.

In my opinion, the most important leadership trait for my role is resilient, being resilient means that I should not give up when it is most important. Founder of Billionaire Company Bill Gates is a very good example. Bill Gates (and Paul Allen) in his early career had a rocky start trying to start up their company “Microsoft” where one of their first software, called BASIC wasn’t getting them enough money but they didn’t give up and Microsoft turned into one of the biggest software companies today. I need to be resilient in this role because I am not the most confident in public speaking and my role will only get more troublesome later on in the year. I will demonstrate resilience by not giving up on my role mid year and trying to improve my public speaking so it isn’t as hard for me to talk in front of people.

The definition of leadership that our class came up with as a group is Leadership is the skill of being able to motivate an individual or group towards a goal. The most important leadership traits for my role in my opinion are Trustworthy, Motivational and Resilient as they play a key role in my position. Using these, I hope to become a tremendous and impressive Deputy Head Boy


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