Step by Step
Pam is almost there. She has passed three of the four GED tests. She has only one left. It is the one she has dreaded the most: the test that requires her to write an essay.
Pam does not like to write. She did not write well in school. She does not think she will do well on this test. She needs help!
Pam attends a writing class. The teacher says, “Welcome! Some of you may be afraid to write essays, and that’s okay. Writing is a process. By going “step by step” you will practice your skills and overcome your fear of writing.”
Pam raises her hand. “Yes?” says the teacher.
Pam asks, “What are the steps?”
The teacher replies “Brainstorm. Write. Revise. We will practice these three steps in class.”
Pam thinks about those three words. She can do that. Pam has taken the first step to overcome her fear.