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  1. Topic 640 - "Each generation must accept blame not only for the hateful words and actions of some of its members but also for the failure of other members to speak out against those words and actions." 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
  2. Topic 635 - "We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us." Explain what you think this statement means and discuss the extent to which you do or do not agree with it. Support your views with reasons and/or specific examples from your experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  3. Topic 662 - "The most effective business leaders are those who maintain the highest ethical standards." 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
  4. 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
  5. Topic 554 - "Corporations and other businesses should try to eliminate the many ranks and salary grades that classify employees according to their experience and expertise. A ?flat' organizational structure is more likely to encourage collegiality and cooperation among 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
  6. Topic 607 - "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." To what extent do you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above? Explain your point of view by giving reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  7. Topic 572 - "In this age of automation, many people complain that humans are becoming subservient to machines. But, in fact, machines are continually improving our lives." 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
  8. Topic 570 - "If the primary duty and concern of a corporation is to make money, then conflict is inevitable when the corporation must also acknowledge a duty to serve society." From your perspective, how accurate is the above statement? Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  9. Topic 679 - "In general, a company's most valuable employees are those who are concerned more with efficiency than with quality." 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 627 - "There are essentially two forces that motivate people: self-interest and fear." 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
  11. Topic 651 - "If a nation is to ensure its own economic success, it must maintain a highly competitive educational system in which students compete among themselves and against students from other countries." 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
  12. Topic 573 - "Job security and salary should be based on employee performance, not on years of service. Rewarding employees primarily for years of service discourages people from maintaining consistently high levels of productivity." 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



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October 15, 2016