Topic 2.1 - UNDERGRADUATE COOPERATION PROGRAM Subject code:...

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Subject code: ENGL 1301 Subject name: Composition 1 Instructor: Tô Minh Thanh, Ph.D. 2. 1. Dealing with Disappointment [Langan, 2008: 144-145] One way to look at life is as a series of disappointments . Life can certainly appear that way [ because disappointment CROPS UP in       the life     of       everyone     more often , it seems , than satisfaction ]. [ How disappointments ( Topic ) ARE  HANDLE D   ( Central  idea ) ] CAN HAVE a great bearing on [ how life IS VIEWED ]. People CAN REACT negatively by sulk ing or by   blam ing others , or they CAN TRY to understand the reasons behind the disappointment  ( Subtopics ) . Sulk ing ( Subtopic 1 ) IS one way ( Transition 1 ) to deal with   disappointment . This attitude —Why does everything always happen to me?—IS common [ because it IS easy to adopt ], but it IS NOT very productive . Everyone HAS HAD the experience of   meet ing people [ who SPECIALIZE in feel ing sorry for themselves ]. A sulky manner WILL often DISCOURAGE others from  want ing to lend  support , and it PREVENTS the sulker from   mak ing positive moves toward   self- help 1 . It BECOMES easier just to sit back and sulk . Unfortunately , feeling sorry for oneself ( Restated subtopic 1 ) DOES nothing to   lessen the pain of  1 The writer fails to give specific evidence to the fact that sulk ing PREVENTS the sulk er from   mak ing positive moves toward   self-help .” Below is a suggested example that hopefully provides the idea with a specific support : For instance , questions such as “ Why only me? ” or “ Why am I always a loser? ” just WEAKEN yourself and REMIND you of   the failure . Moreover , it WILL , indeed , MAKE you resign to fate instead   of overcome it . Gradually , passiveness
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Topic 2.1 - UNDERGRADUATE COOPERATION PROGRAM Subject code:...

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