Mr. L. Doron
The goal of highlights is to interpret what happens to
you in a positive way.
It helps you anticipate and prepares you for life and
Helps you think in a positive way
Often will get topics to write for you…
It is similar to a journal except that it is
Sports or related to personal development and
Discusses sports psychology issues such as mental skills
or decisions you have made.
You will be given a rubric to facilitate the
process and allow you to maximize your
Read it carefully and make sure you have not
We will practice at first 1st highlight worth
5% and again for 5% and then the rest will be
worth another 10%.
All the highlights will be written by hand at
first (mostly in class)
After, you will be asked to type them up.
Do a cover page and respect the format.
Click here for an example and follow the
exact same pattern
Click here to see the rubric
1st and 2nd Paragraph
Indent each paragraph
Have a topic sentence
Click here for examples…
Text should flow and make sense. There
should be an order.
Make sure you have at least six sentences per
paragraph (not more then 10).
Positive Sports Psychology Words /
Use at least five positive sports psychology
Discuss at least one mental skill. Examples of
mental skills, click here.
Should be somewhat inspirational
Interpretation / Connection / Flow
It is not what happens to you in life but rather how you interpret what
happens to you in life that is important…
Examples such as Edison
.300 baseball player (after 10,000 at bats)…
Make broader connections from your experience
Be totally absorbed in your situation (flow)
Ask at least one question and explore solutions…
If things are going bad – how can I turn things around?
I can probably work harder, study more etc.
If you lack confidence –how can I improve my confidence?
I should probably believe in myself even though things are not looking good
Grammar counts; keep it in the present
Avoid apostrophes – it looks more professional i.e.
didn’t = did not; couldn’t = could not etc.
Title centred and capitalized except small words
(under four letters) such as of, the and etc. Capitalize
first and last word of the title no matter what
Tips and Tricks
Must be positive.
Can initially be negative but tell me how you
turned the situation into a positive.
Talk about decisions you have taken.
Write about what inspires you.
Examples of Content
My confidence level is at a low right now. However,
I am going to continue practicing hard. I will use my
mental imagery skills to think about positive
I was using a very positive self-talk during practice.
I was using words such as “let’s go”, “I can do it”.
I am optimistic about this weekend’s game.
I see myself doing very well. For example, (talk
about how you see yourself playing…)
Examples of Content con’t
I made a good decision the other day when asked
whether or not I wanted to go party. Develop this
Ask questions… Although we are losing many
games, I wonder what I can do to turn things around.
How can I improve my confidence?
Explore this idea in greater detail (get absorbed in
this experience which shows signs of flow) such as
w probably need to communicate better, trust each
Remember it must be positive and somewhat
Format, Format, Format
Blue pen or pencil!
Always write your full first and last name on
the top left hand side and date (respect this
format September 1, 20XX) on the right hand
Skip a space and then have a title (Make it
catchy) i.e. My Big Decision and underline it.
Format, Format, Format
Skip another space and begin.
Attach the rubric!
Crumple free loose leaf
Punctuality… you will lose five points per
class day that it is late. It is your responsibility
to hand things in if you are absent.
Final Product (when typed)
Insert page numbers (not on the 1st page). Use the
insert page number feature on your word processor.
Font size = 12
Font style = times new roman
Align both margins (justified)
One staple on the top left hand side
Three whole punch on white paper, blank ink
Click here to see an example of the final product
Must hand it in with a smile
Worth 20% of your mark… enjoy the process!