All in all Rugby teaches people many things, it teaches; Self-discipline, respect, and the meaning of hard work. Rugby truly does build character in those willing to give it a try. With Rugby being an all ages, all genders sport it truly brings people together. These are just a few of the reasons I chose to discuss Rugby. I think the whole world needs Rugby, with the examples shown about South Africa, it really shows that Rugby has an impact on people and nations. If only people could give things the daily life the appreciation, respect and hard work that they do for Rugby, then the world would be a better place. Many countries are currently involved in Rugby, this article about international players goes more in depth on the topic.
Rugby Football History, Nigel Trueman, 2007. This source gave information on the history of Rugby. It also helped me find images on the World Rugby Trophy.
Rugby Union Sport, Kurtley Beale, 2009, BBC Sport. Helped me find information on rules and the thoughts of professional Rugby players.
Movement demand of elite U20 international Rugby Union Players, Daniel Cunningham, Ebsco Host. Helped me to use examples of different countries and their rugby affiliations.
National Rugby League athletes and tendon tap, James Maurini reflex assessment, 2016, EBSCO Host. Helped me find infomration on player health and safety.
Rugby is a great sport, it was built on the backs of the people who play it. It is an old sport with a long history and prideful tradition. What makes Rugby great is it brings people together. Men, women and children can and do play Rugby all over the world. To me, Rugby is special not only because I play it, but because it physically and mentally builds you. The greatest aspect of Rugby is that it is a great character builder.
Of all the course objectives from this semester, the ones that have stood out to me the most are “Ability to formulate solid research questions that explore ideas and current conversations within the course theme” and the ” Ability to work with different texts as researchers, to mine for information, and to effectively use research sources, including online sources, in their writing.” Formulating solid good research questions was something that I really learned how to do in this class. I realized that the basis to any good paper starts with a great thesis/question. With a great thesis you can really take the paper anywhere with what you can answer/write on. Also, this class really pushed me when it came to using scholarly sources. In high school we could use anything, in this class we had to use scholarly approved sources. This really helped my papers become longer and more factual. My advocacy project really shows all that I have learned from the class. The strongest part of my essay is definitely the thesis and use of examples and stories. With my thesis being so strong it opens up opportunities for me to build off of it with even better paragraphs/answers. Also the other strong suit from my essay that reflects what I have learned this year is the use of examples and stories. With being able to tell a good story, it allows you to make the writing longer and more interesting. The use of the South African story in my essay, I feel that it really brings the whole thing together. It also allows for me to go on and talk about community and nations and how Rugby could better the world. The definite strengths in my essay are like previously stated, the thesis and use of examples and stories. My weakness I think would have to be my use of quotes or therefore the lack of quotes in the writing. Usually when I write papers I fill it with quotes because it extends the word count and because it shows more outside opinion. In this paper I did not use any quotes and that is where I could improve.