Describe a good decision you made recently
You should say:
- What it was
- When you made it
- What the result was
And explain how you felt about it
One good decision that I made recently was to wake up early in the morning to study for an important exam. I had been struggling with the material and was worried that I wouldn’t be adequately prepared for the exam, which was coming up in just a few days.
One night, I realized that I needed take action if I wanted to improve my chances of success. I decided to set my alarm clock several hours earlier than usual so that I could have more time to study in the morning. The next morning, I woke up feeling groggy and tired, but I forced myself to get out of bed and start studying. I found that the early morning hours were quiet and peaceful, and I was able to focus much better than I had been able to in the evenings.
Over the course of the next few days, I continued to wake up early and study diligently. I reviewed my notes, worked through practice problems, and sought help from my teachers and classmates whenever I needed it. When the day of the exam arrived, I felt much more confident and prepared than I had before. I was able to recall important information and apply it to the exam questions, and I ultimately received a high score on the exam.
Looking back on this experience, I’m proud of the decision I made. It was a small sacrifice of my time and comfort, but it made a big difference in my performance on the exam and in my overall academic success.
- struggle with : /ˈstrʌɡl wɪð/
Many people struggle with anxiety, but with the right treatment, it is possible to manage it effectively.
- be adequately prepared: /biː ˈædɪkwɪtli prɪˈpeəd/
In order to succeed in a job interview, it is important to be adequately prepared and research the company beforehand.
- take action: /teɪk ˈækʃᵊn/
If you want to achieve your goals, you need to take action and start working towards them today.
- feel groggy and tired: /fiːl ˈɡrɒɡi ænd ˈtaɪəd/
After pulling an all-nighter, I feel groggy and tired the next day and have trouble concentrating.
- study diligently: /ˈstʌdi ˈdɪlɪʤəntli/
In order to get good grades, you need to study diligently and consistently throughout the semester.
- feel much more confident and prepared: /fiːl mʌʧ mɔː ˈkɒnfɪdənt ænd prɪˈpeəd/
After practicing my presentation several times, I felt much more confident and prepared when it was time to present in front of the class.
- recall important information: /rɪˈkɔːl ɪmˈpɔːtənt ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃᵊn/
One of the keys to doing well on exams is being able to recall important information that you’ve learned throughout the semester.
- a sacrifice of time and comfort : /ə ˈsækrɪfaɪs ɒv taɪm ænd ˈkʌmfət/
Taking the time to exercise each day is a small sacrifice of my time and comfort, but it pays off in the long run.
- performance : /pəˈfɔːməns/
Athletes are often evaluated based on their performance in competitions.
- overall academic success : /ˈəʊvərɔːl ˌækəˈdɛmɪk səkˈsɛs/
In order to achieve overall academic success, it is important to stay organized, manage your time effectively, and stay motivated and focused on your goals.