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  1. Topic 680 - "Instead of relying on the advice of outside experts, organizations should place greater value on the advice that can come only from their own highly experienced employees." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  2. Topic 681 - "When judging the qualifications of potential employees, business employers should rely primarily on objective information, such as a candidate's r?sum? and education. Personal interviews are much too subjective and are therefore not a valid basis on which to judge a person's qualifications for a job." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  3. Topic 606 - "Popular entertainment is overly influenced by commercial interests. Superficiality, obscenity, and violence characterize films and television today because those qualities are commercially successful." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with this opinion. To support your position, use reasons and/or examples from your reading, your observations, or your experiences as a consumer of popular entertainment. Read | Write
  4. Topic 584 - "You can tell the ideas of a nation by its advertisements." Explain what you think this quotation means and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with it. Develop your position with reasons and/or specific examples drawn from history, current events, or your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  5. Topic 583 - "Financial gain should be the most important factor in choosing a career." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  6. Topic 666 - "Technology ultimately separates and alienates people more than it serves to bring them together." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  7. Topic 576 - "A powerful business leader has far more opportunity to influence the course of a community or a nation than does any government official." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  8. Topic 682 - "We can learn more about a society by observing how its people spend their leisure time than by observing them at work." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  9. Topic 574 - "Clearly, government has a responsibility to support the arts. However, if that support is going to produce anything of value, government must place no restrictions on the art that is produced." To what extent do you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above? Develop your position by giving specific reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  10. Topic 698 - "Highly skilled employees who are ambitious, self-motivated, and self-sufficient are more likely to be harmful than beneficial in an organization based on teamwork." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  11. Topic 646 - "If parents want to prepare their children to succeed in life, teaching the children self-discipline is more important than teaching them self-esteem." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  12. Topic 582 - "Companies benefit when they discourage employees from working extra hours or taking work home. When employees spend their leisure time without ?producing' something for the job, they will be more focused and effective when they return to work." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write



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October 15, 2016