Summarize writing sample test- written text practice. Read the passage below and summarize it in one sentence using 5 to 75 words (30 to 35 words). You have 10 minutes to summarize each passage. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points in the passage
1. Read the passage and summarize it in your words-
Studies have found that high-stress levels lower job satisfaction, performance and productivity across nearly every industry. Stress isn’t the only component of mental health to be aware of, however. Other research shows that employees with mental illnesses, such as depression, are more likely to be absent from work or have to leave their jobs.
You can help your employees maintain good mental health by providing mental health care as part of insurance options and promoting mental health awareness and self-care in the office culture. It’s also important to treat your employees with mental health disorders the same as you would an employee with a physical illness, allowing them to take time off or temporarily reduce their workload if necessary.
As with physical health, supporting the mental health of your employees is good for business. An analysis of return on investment published in 2014 by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that for every dollar you spend on creating a mentally healthy workplace, your business receives a benefit of $2.30.
By creating a workplace culture that prioritizes employee health, businesses can increase their competitiveness, retain workers and improve their bottom lines. In other words, it’s a win for everyone.
2. Read the passage and summarize it in your words-
The study, led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School, suggests that using the money to buy free time — such as paying to delegate household chores like cleaning and cooking — is linked to greater life satisfaction.
“People who hire a housecleaner or pay the kid next door to mow the lawn might feel like they’re being lazy,” said study lead author Ashley Whillans, assistant professor at Harvard Business School who carried out the research as a Ph.D. candidate in the UBC department of psychology. “But our results suggest that buying time has similar benefits for happiness as having more money.”
The researchers surveyed more than 6,000 adults in the United States, Denmark, Canada and the Netherlands. Respondents were asked if and how much they spent each month to buy themselves free time. They also rated their life satisfaction and answered questions about feelings of time stress. Respondents who spent money on time-saving purchases reported greater life satisfaction. The effect held up even after controlling for income.
“The benefits of buying time aren’t just for wealthy people,” said UBC psychology professor and the study’s senior author Elizabeth Dunn. “We thought the effects might only hold up for people with quite a bit of disposable income, but to our surprise, we found the same effects across the income spectrum.”