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GMAT Issue Sample Essays

  1. Topic 665 - "It is essential that the nations of the world increase spending on the building of space stations and on the exploration of other planets, even if that means spending less on other government programs." 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
  2. Topic 575 - "Schools should be responsible only for teaching academic skills and not for teaching ethical and social values." 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
  3. Topic 701 - "In today's rapidly and unpredictably changing world, attempting to learn from the past is no longer the wisest strategy." 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
  4. Topic 656 - "The value of any nation should be measured more by its scientific and artistic achievements than by its business successes." 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
  5. Topic 589 - "Since science and technology are becoming more and more essential to modern society, schools should devote more time to teaching science and technology and less to teaching the arts and humanities." 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 611 - "Juvenile crime is a serious social problem, and businesses must become more involved in helping to prevent it." 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
  7. Topic 610 - "What is the final objective of business? It is to make the obtaining of a living ? the obtaining of food, clothing, shelter, and a minimum of luxuries ? so mechanical and so little time-consuming that people shall have time for other things." ? A business leader, circa 1930 Explain what you think the quotation above means and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the view of business it expresses. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  8. Topic 609 - "Everywhere, it seems, there are clear and positive signs that people are becoming more respectful of one another's differences." In your opinion, how accurate is the view expressed above? Use reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading to develop your position. Read | Write
  9. Topic 612 - "Employers should have no right to obtain information about their employees' health or other aspects of their personal lives without the employees' permission." 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
  10. Topic 647 - "Companies are never justified in employing young children, even if the child's family would benefit from the income." 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
  11. Topic 555 - "Of all the manifestations * of power, restraint in the use of that power impresses people most." * manifestations: apparent signs or indicators 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
  12. Topic 623 - "Commercialism has become too widespread. It has even crept into schools and places of worship. Every nation should place limits on what kinds of products, if any, can be sold at certain events or places." 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