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  1. Topic 686 - "Although many people object to advertisements and solicitations that intrude into their lives through such means as the telephone, the Internet, and television, companies and organizations must have the right to contact potential customers and donors whenever and however they wish." 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 569 - "Some people believe that the best approach to effective time management is to make detailed daily and long-term plans and then to adhere to them. However, this highly structured approach to work is counterproductive. Time management needs to be flexible so that employees can respond to unexpected problems as they arise." 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 700 - "An organization cannot make real progress unless all its members share a common set of values rather than make decisions that are guided by their own values and beliefs." 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 Topic 674 - "Schools should not teach specialized information and techniques, which might soon become outdated. Instead, schools should encourage a more general approach to learning." 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 590 - "Courtesy is rapidly disappearing from everyday interactions, and as a result, we are all the poorer for it." From your perspective, is this an accurate observation? Why or why not? Explain, using reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  6. Topic 633 - "No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ?get rich' in business by conforming to conventional practices or ways of thinking." 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
  7. Topic 562 - "In any enterprise, the process of making or doing something is ultimately more important than the final product." 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 621 - "The most important quality in an employee is not specific knowledge or technical competence. Instead, it is the ability to work well with other employees." 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
  9. Topic 642 - "People often complain that products are not made to last. They feel that making products that wear out fairly quickly wastes both natural and human resources. What they fail to see, however, is that such manufacturing practices keep costs down for the consumer and stimulate demand." Which do you find more compelling: the complaint about products that do not last or the response to it? Explain your position using relevant reasons and/or examples drawn from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  10. 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
  11. Topic 613 - "Even at its best, a government is a tremendous burden to business, though a necessary one." 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
  12. Topic 557 - "There is only one definition of success ? to be able to spend your life in your own way." To what extent do you agree or disagree with this definition of success? Support your position by using reasons and examples from your reading, your own experience, or your observation of others. Read | Write



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  • October 15, 2016