Sample 5 - Title: A+ Introduction: APurpose &...

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Impact of High School FFA Leadership Development Skills on College Undergraduates NAMES REMOVED TO PRESENRVE ANANONYMITY Introduction Leadership development is a vital part of any individual’s life, whether in be in the classroom, contest, career, or general parental influence. FFA has been a constant mainstay for leadership development for youth since 1928, preparing them for skills for post educational career and leadership development. “The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premiere leadership, personal success, and career success through agricultural education” ( ). It seems that leadership skills are fading in today’s generation. (Says who?) These qualities are left up to organizations such as the FFA to promote personal and leadership development. With the attitudes and lifestyles of many of today’s youth, leadership and respect seem to be fading with the times. The College of Agriculture at Tarleton State University is built around the foundation of leadership and career development. Therefore, the students of the College of Agriculture are considered a viable source of information in considering the usefulness of leadership skills developed in high school FFA. (Good lead-in to your purpose statement) Purpose and Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of knowledge and skills developed through high school FFA involvement on high school, college, and career success. The objectives of this study were to: 1. Describe the FFA involvement and background of students in the college of agriculture at Tarleton State University. 2. Determine what areas in life students used leadership developed in the FFA the most and to determine the effectiveness of the FFA. 3. Determine what areas in FFA leadership development might require a stronger emphasis. Great objectives, but your purpose statement doesn’t necessarily fit them. ± Title: A+ ± Introduction: A- ± Purpose & Objectives: B- ± Methodology: A ± Results: A ± Discussion/Conclusions/Recommendations: D- ± Quality of Writing: A ± Instrumentation: A+ Overall Grade: 89%
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Methodology This descriptive study utilized a convenience sample in order to represent the College of Agriculture at Tarleton State University. Samples were taken from the ANSC 105, A EN 221, A EN 218 classes, which resulted in a sample size of n=71 participants. The instrument used was a survey developed by Doug Hopkins involving different questions about leadership. There were also questions about classification and gender. Participants were asked to indicate the amount of importance they placed on each
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ACR 598 taught by Professor Kylemcgregor during the Fall '11 term at Tarleton.

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Sample 5 - Title: A+ Introduction: APurpose &...

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