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Planning and Decision Making Essay

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The writer uses an anecdote to open and close the essay. Explain why the illustration is or is not effective.

We believe it is effective she uses Jan's "heart pounding and hands sweating" as an example. Also how she states how fast stress could build up in doing so many things at once with so little time.

List the causes of stress described in the essay. Are they described objectively? Cite examples to support your answer.

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger whether it's real or imagined the stress response is the body's way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergency situations, stress can save your life - giving you extra strength to defend yourself.

The writer distinguishes between and describes the effects of three forms of stress: normal stress, prolonged stress, and elevated (or excessive) stress. Examine the thinking she uses to link each form to specific effects. Is the logic clear? Is it believable? Why or why not?

We believe the logic is clear and it's believable. Each kind of stress has its own characteristics, symptoms, duration and ways of treating and there's different ways people react to it. Normal stress is short term it usually doesn't have time to cause extensive damage. Prolonged stress requires intervention on a number of levels, generally requiring professional help, which may take many months. Excessive stress kills through suicide, violence, heart attack, stroke, and, perhaps, even cancer.

The writer states her purpose as follows: "They have to understand what stress is both its causes and its effects." Does she convince you that understanding and managing stress are important? Cite examples to support your answer.

She does convince us she makes sense in her cause and effects and she states facts about stress and how it affects our body. Stress reduction is identifying strategies that work for each person and how to deal with it.

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