One common final exam is writing, and that is coming soon with the end of our Spring quarter. Many students will feel a lot of pressure from writing paragraphs or an essay with a short amount of time. That’s why it’s important to learn how to handle that pressure. Here’s a great article from ThoughtCo. that shares how you can to do that:
“8 Quick Tips for Writing Under Pressure”
by Richard Nordquist
You have 25 minutes to compose an SAT essay, two hours to write a final exam paper, less than half a day to finish a project proposal for your boss.
Here’s a little secret: both in college and beyond, most writing is done under pressure.
Composition theorist Linda Flower reminds us that some degree of pressure can be “a good source of motivation. But when worry or the desire to perform well is too great, it creates an additional task of coping with anxiety” (Problem-Solving Strategies for Writing, 2003).
So learn to cope. It’s remarkable how much writing you can produce when you’re up against a strict deadline.
To avoid feeling overwhelmed by a writing task, consider adopting these eight (admittedly not-so-simple) strategies.
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