If you have not already completed the Reading practice test on line, please do it NOW. If you have, please let us know what you believe was the most difficult passage and questions. We want to make sure that we cover the proper information.
What is the single most important obstacle in your reading process? Is it about understanding the main ideas? unfamiliar vocabulary? recognizing writing patterns? Understanding the writer’s purpose? or another element of reading?
Please select only one and explain how not being able to decipher the information can make reading much harder for you.
On Monday, there will be a final exam on Monday. Please write about what you feel are your weakest areas so that we can concentrate on them during Wednesday’s class.
Be specific please.
Everyone experiences some sort of stress, but it manifests differently for each person. In some cases, people become so stressed that it influences the way they physically feel. Using at least some of the following words, please describe a circumstance in which you were so scared that you literally thought your health was at risk. Word list:
acute,alert, chronic, close call, cope (with), crisis, ease tensions, exhaustion, fatigue, feel sorry for, frustration, get out of hand, haggard, impede, impulse, irritated, minimize the impact, overwhelmed, pick-me-up, relaxed, release pressure, relieve stress, scream, symptoms, take it easy, tranquility, trigger, turmoil, tune out.
Every person in the world is afraid of something. Identify something of which you are afraid and explain how you react to that fear.
Do you believe it’s important to draw a distinction between chronic and acute stress? If so, why? If not, Why not?
Chapter 11 parts 1 and 2 discuss the health issues that result when stress becomes overwhelming. Describe one instance in your own personal experience during which stress took over and describe what the results were. Please try to use the past tense to describe specifically what happened.
There are cases in which people experience so much stress that they make themselves sick. Can you imagine a situation in which your stress levels would be so high, that would actually become ill? Would you say that todays circumstances are creating conditions like that?
How do you energize or reenergize when you are feeling unmotivated or lazy?
In “Plain Talk about Handling Stress”, Louis E Kopolow provides 11 ways to Help yourself relax. Over the past few weeks, because of the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place” recommendations, many of you have been stressed out and staying at home. Of the 11 suggestions on p 65, which one do you find most useful and how do you practice it? Please take time to explain carefully.