Ted Talk How To Make Stress Your Friend Analysis Essay

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I have attached my 1st draft to my Analysis Essay below:

When my professor looked over my draft, she said that I was summarizing too much and there was not enough of analyzing.

Can you add stuff/ fix my essay to make it more like an Analysis.

Make sure these questions are answered in the analysis essay:

  1. How does the author try to interest the reader?
  2. Do the support and evidence seem adequate? Is the support convincing to the reader? Does the evidence actually prove the point the author is trying to make?
  3. Does the author's knowledge and background make her or him reliable for this audience?
  4. How does the author interest the audience? Does she or he make the reader want to know more?

Here is the video that I did my analysis essay on: https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_m...

Change and do whatever you need to do to make my Analysis essay better. :)

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Lydia Nguyen ENGL 1001 3 October 2017 Summary Analysis Essay Draft #2 Ted Talk: How To Make Stress Your Friend Everyone experiences stress once in their lifetime. Often times, people view stress as a negative thing. Some may even say that being stressed is bad for your health and could have negative effects on your life expectancy. Stress is a mental and emotional situation in which someone is under pressure for something he or she is experiencing. As much as various things that happen in your day to day life that may lead to stress, there is an easy way, based on psychology and mindset that could be used to turn it all round in one’s favor. Stress may only affect someone severely only if he or she believes that to be the case. Understanding stress in our lives will help in focusing on healthier living, with the focus on routines and how to effectively use stress positively. First, let’s talk about the audience, the first type of audience are the people who are in the crowd, from the looks of the video her audience seemed to all be middle to late aged. The second type of audience are the people who are on the web, where you would expect a larger range of people to watch such as students like myself who are interested in learning more information about stress and who are struggling with stress. As the ted talk video begins, we are presented to Kelly Mcgonigal who is a health psychologist whose mission is to help people be happier and healthier. Being a health psychologists, you would assume that she is knowledgeable about the topic and everything she says in the ted talk must be credible and trustworthy. But for the past ten years, Kelly has made a mistake and have been telling people that stress makes you sick and that it is our enemy. With this in the minds of many people, it has caused more harm than good. There was a study done that changed Kelly's mind about stress and made her rethink her whole approach about stress. This study tracked 30,000 adults in the U.S. for 8 years, the study involved answering of two questions; "How much stress did you experience in the last year?" and secondly, “Do you believe that stress is harmful to your life?". The results of the study projected that people who mentioned that they experienced a lot of stress in the previous year and also believed that stress is harmful to their life had 43% increase risk of dying. Making the belief that stress is harmful the 15th largest cause of death killing more people than skin cancer, HIV/AIDS and homicide. On the same note, those who experienced stress the last year but felt it is not detrimental to their life had minimal possibilities of dying. The results indicate that most people don’t die of stress but die from believing stress is harmful to their lives. Kelly then explains that when someone is under stress, the heart beats fast, you breath faster and someone might be noted to sweat. Consequently, blood vessels constrict. No wonder stress is associated with cardiovascular diseases. For this reason, it is not healthy to be stressed for long periods of time. However, Kelly gives an example that it is suggested that the fast heartbeat rate could be viewed as a sign of the body energizing to prepare for a challenge. Faster breathing ensures more supply of oxygen to the brain. When one adopts to this kind of mentality, his or her stress response is bound to improve significantly. Lastly, Kelly talks about one underestimated aspect about the stress response, which is that it makes someone social. In this, a hormone oxytocin is involved. Oxytocin has many functions on the human body. Whenever someone is stressed, the pituitary glands release more oxytocin which works best to neutralize the stress response brought about. First, the heart has receptors for oxytocin hormone which helps in the regeneration of heart cells and also protect cardio-vascular bodies from effects of stress. The oxytocin also performs other functions such as an anti-inflammatory. Whenever one is stressed, this stress hormone makes you want to be around people who will comfort you and make you realize that the situation can be handled much easier. In conclusion, when one chooses to view stress responses positively, they create the biology of courage to help them face the situation presented before them. Viewing stress in this way shows how much one trusts him or herself in handling certain situations that seem to be impossible. This belief that stress responses are healthy can determine the number of years one can live. Having looked at the aspects described above, it is correct to say that the extent to which someone experiences stressful moments is purely dependent on his belief towards stress responses. Addressing the challenges and impacts of stress in our lives we can find the necessary platform to make stress your friend rather than our enemy and use this stress to our benefits. ...
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Kelly McGonigal Tedtalk Outline
1. Introduction

Everyone experiences stress once in their lifetime


Stress affects life expectancy and health

Thesis: Understanding stress in our lives will help in focusing on healthier living, with
the focus on routines and how to effectively use stress positively
2. Body Paragraph 1

From the video, the audience seemed to all be middle to late aged


Body’s natural defenses against stress decrease with age making the
tedtalk important


The tedtalk is similarly available for individuals who have an access to the

3. Body Paragraph 2

It is always important for one to ensure that a presentation achieves the
intended goals and objectives


As the ted talk video begins, Kelly McGonigal makes the audience part of
her talk;

By asking them questions


Similarly tells the audience she would like to make a


Kelly uses contrast while delivering her talk


McGonigal uses jokes and puns

4. Body Paragraph 3

Kelly Mcgonigal has quoted numerous studies related to her topic of
discussion such as;

Study conducted in the USA that tracked more than 30,000 people
for a period of 8 years


People with stress had a 43% risk of dying


Stress is also the 15th largest cause of death in the USA


Study conducted by Harvard University

5. Body Paragraph 4

Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist


As McGonigal was talking about stress, she involved the audience through

Asking them questions


Count together form 996 backwards

6. Conclusion

When one chooses to vi...

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