Facing New Challenges
As educated adults, we have gone through
so many exams for years. Writing a test essay is something new. In order
to face this new challenge, we need to prepare ourselves well before the
essay exam. Stationery, good meals and a positive attitude are all
First of all, we have to prepare
suitable stationery. I suggest we use pencils rather than pens since we
might need to change or correct ourselves during the writing. Pencils
are much easier to amend something and they could still make the sheet
neat and clean with the help of an eraser. Sharpen several pencils and
carry them all to the test room in case one gets dull after writing too
much and another one gets broken accidentally. With sharpened pencils
and an eraser, we will have a good start for the exam.
Besides the preparation for the
hands or fingers, we still need to prepare well for our stomach and our
brain - the meals before the exam. If the exam is in the morning, our
focus is the breakfast, which is quite easy to be skipped in a hurry. As a
result, we donít have enough energy to go through the stressful test
hours, not to say it will harm our health. On the other hand, it is not a
good idea to eat too much or to eat something our stomach is unfamiliar
with. We wonít get the job done well if our stomach feels uncomfortable.
Just have a healthy routine meal before the exam.
Last but the most important is the
preparation of our mind. Be calm and be confident. We have to confess we are all nervous when we face some new
challenge. In order to reduce the stress, we need to practice enough
before the exam. We need not only the practice of writing a whole essay at
one time, but also getting familiar with the structure, and even the
estimation of our written words. Like driving, we donít have to think if
we encounter a red light. We will stop automatically. Such a skill comes
from practice, too. Only with the confidence can we achieve a good result.
comfortable bodies, and calm minds are what we need to carry into the test
room for an essay exam. Life is challenging. Our old experiences were new
challenges before and we overcame and confronted them well. There is no