Ester Alejandra Rosado Pulido Writing Skills Upper Nowadays, stress has become a relevant issue in people’s life worldwide. There are some persons that attribute this problem to our hurried routine. We have to be productive and competitive in order to survive in society, especially in big cities. Nevertheless, the good news is that stress could be regulate and reduce. In recent years anxious traits turned part of our everyday, there is more people that requires medication or even drugs to manage their nervousness and be “functional”. Firstly, I think one of the causes of this chronic stress is the economic uncertainty in our daily life. We live in a capitalism model, where we have to produce and work at least eight hours every day in order to receive a salary that helps paying the bills, food and shelter. Besides, it is known that most of the countries have a high unemployment rate, an issue that causes an important concern in individuals. On the other hand, stress is also visible in work and academic atmosphere. Where people have to be competitive and, in some cases, selfish in order to reach their own goals and be valued by the public. The pressure of being the best one or have success in life cause in individuals’ high levels of stress that will affect their physical and emotional health. There are some researchers that founded a large percentage (60%) of university students in Mexico experimenting chronic stress due to the academy demand and competitive environment in school. Nevertheless, there are some options that could decrease anxiety levels in our daily life. One of them is to look for activities that can generate pleasure and calm like exercise, yoga or even singing classes. In case of suffer high levels of stress, it is more convenient to start a therapeutic process with a mental health professional. To sum up, stress phenomena is more common in the present. People feel under pressure in work and school places. It is important to detect when we are having these negative sensations in order to look for professional help or begin new activities than can make us relax and have a better quality of life. What was good Well-organized text You included examples to support your ideas You also used clear signposting language to show transitions between ideas/parts. What needs some work Some phrases are a bit odd. Try to use common collocations instead of translation. You only devoted one line to discussing what could be done to prevent this problem. It seems a bit short given that it was explicitly stated in the task. You might also want to consider writing about this in a separate paragraph so that similar ideas are grouped together.