Assignment: Is it better to get all the information before taking action or is it better to take action first and then analyze the process of the whole action? （来源于学生回忆，可能略有出入）
由于5月和10月考试的人数比较多，所以这两个月的作文题目确实会比较难。大家可以参考笔者对于5月作文（Are we defined by what we do？）的点评。
首段要体现出比较，指出take action first 的缺点。
1 步：观点I prefer getting well prepared before taking action to analyzing the whole process after carrying out a decision.
Hasty decisions may result in incomplete plans and thus possible failures while full preparation may optimize your decisions.
The example of my aunt Helen could serve as a compelling one.
First, she started a restaurant, Helen’s Place. Though it was popular and did a steady business. Aunt Helen knew little about managing money, so her restaurant went out of business.
Then she tried to open a coffeehouse, but there were already many popular coffeehouses in her town, so her coffeehouse never managed to attract many customers.
Finally, using knowledge she had gained from earlier businesses, she started her own catering service. It has been a success for ten years now.
阿姨为人打工多年，小有积蓄（save up for many years）---希望自己创业（start up her own business）---因为觉得自己厨艺不错，没有进行实地考察，就仓促决定选择餐馆,（without a moment’ hesitation，make a decision/action 点题）--- 但是后来发现餐馆没有什么客户(fail to attract many customers)---原因是所处的地段是中学附近，竞争对手实力过分强大（fierce competition）---可以把对手细化成两类加强真实感，一类是small profit, large sales revenue; 还有一类是good at creating romantic atmosphere, aimed at rich customers--- 之后阿姨不得不关门（close down营造失败的细节）。
Despite great disappointment, my optimistic aunt soon recovered from this failure with her father’s encouragement (an experienced and successful entrepreneur in Suzhou), who pointed out her biggest problem after knowing the whole process. He told my aunt, ‘More haste, less speed. You had better make full preparation before each decision.’
Having gained experience from her failure, my aunt tried to restart her business three months later. But this time she gave priority to having a deeper understanding of the demands of the local market.
第三步：充分准备——决定进行catering service——成功 （这是关键段落，点题）
具体就是doing marketing research(这里需要考生去细化一些怎么做市场调研的细节，对应题目的get all the information)--- 然后data enabled my aunt to reach a final decision(对应题目的take action)--- 决定进行catering service considering its large marketing potential----最后是成功（这里的细节大家可以自己去营造，比如年利润the annual profit increased by 10%, with a market share of… in this field）
Had it not been for the full preparation before my aunt’s second try, she would not have regained her self confidence and established herself as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Suzhou.
Therefore, from my personal experience, we can draw the conclusion that it is more effective to try after careful arrangements.