Saturday, June 07, 2008

The habits of highly effective test-takers

The habits of highly effective test-takers: "The composition section of this year's college entrance exam was held this morning. Though the exam's contents were embargoed while the test was in session (under the state secrets law), the questions surfaced on the web and in the evening papers this afternoon.

In Beijing, where 118,000 students sat for the exam, the essay topic was an old self-help chestnut made popular by motivational author Stephen Covey. Here's the Beijing gaokao version of the 'big rocks first' approach to time management, as reported by the Mirror:"