Directions: Write an essay of 160---200 words based on the following drawing. In your essay, you should
1)describe the drawing briefly,
2)explain its intended meaning, and
3)give your comments.
Your should write neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2.(20 points)
This is a simple but enlightening cartoon, in which there is a young guy, with great confusion on his face, looking at his kinds of choices but not knowing what to do: playing games, watching cartoons or doing winter vacation assignments. Finally, several Chinese characters can be noticed, which say that progress originates from self-discipline.
Such a scene above, apparently, can be associated with the significance of self-discipline in one’s growth. As we know, successful figures are usually characterized by their various merits, such as strong wills, confidence, perseverance and self-discipline. However, an increasing number of youngsters, now, become addicted to games, short-videos or other recreational activities. This phenomenon is particularly worth concerning for the reason that these guys may just enjoy the superficial pleasure, ignoring the importance of urging themselves to acquire knowledge. In fact, these behaviors have constituted an obstacle that hinders their personal growth and progress.
I, as a college student, am convinced that it is of great necessity for us to cultivate our awareness and habit of self-discipline. This virtue, to my understanding, can be likened to a journey, leading to success.
Write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following drawing. In your essay, you should
1) describe the drawing briefly.
2) explain its intended meaning, and
3) give you comments.
The cartoon depicts that a strong person is trying to find gold out of a huge stone. Holding an ax with his firm hands, he is hewing out of the stone of despair a piece of precious gold. The caption indicates that, “Only through innovation can we make progress, while sticking to old ways means regression.”
The purpose of the drawing is to show us that utmost importance should be attached to innovation and creativity. To begin with, an attitude of innovation could be said to be the watchword or motto of science. Think about the innumerable times a scientific experiment must be carried out, all the laboratory tests, all the live trials, before a new medicine or vaccine is discovered. In addition, many of today’s business successes can be attributed to innovation. For instance, I personally worked in such a company. It was only afterfour years and four tries of different business models that its entrepreneur finally succeeded, and became the chairman of one of the largest Internet companies.
To sum up, in any field of endeavor, whether it be in medicine, engineering or in business, it seems necessary to put great emphasis on innovation before one can finally achieve success. It is as if life is testing us, testing our innovation and creativity to see if we are really dedicated to our dream, before life finally rewards us with success.