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  1. Topic 691 - Some experts maintain that students learn best in a highly structured environment, one that emphasizes discipline, punctuality, and routine. Others insist that educators, if they are to help students maximize their potential, ought to maintain an atmosphere of relative freedom and spontaneity. Explain your position on the issue of structure versus freedom in an ideal learning environment. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  2. 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
  3. Topic 619 - "Work greatly influences people's personal lives ? their special interests, their leisure activities, even their appearance away from the workplace." 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
  4. Topic 565 - "Responsibility for preserving the natural environment ultimately belongs to each individual person, not to government." 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 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
  6. Topic 617 - "The rise of multinational corporations is leading to global homogeneity * . Because people everywhere are beginning to want the same products and services, regional differences are rapidly disappearing." * homogeneity: sameness, similarity 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 688 - In some companies, employees are allowed to express their feelings and opinions about the company by sending electronic messages to everyone in the company. In other companies, this type of communication is strictly prohibited. What restrictions, if any, do you think companies should place on employees' electronic communications? Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  8. Topic 614 - "What education fails to teach us is to see the human community as one. Rather than focus on the unique differences that separate one nation from another, education should focus on the similarities among all people and places on Earth." What do you think of the view of education expressed above? Explain, using reasons and/or specific examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Read | Write
  9. Topic 643 - "Government should establish regulations to reduce or eliminate any suspected health hazards in the environment, even when the scientific studies of these health hazards are incomplete or contradictory." 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
  10. Topic 586 - "All citizens should be required to perform a specified amount of public service. Such service would benefit not only the country as a whole but also the individual participants." 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 672 - "Companies should not allow the trend toward informality in dress and conduct at the workplace to continue; formality in dress and behavior helps create a more disciplined and productive work environment." 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 658 - "The most effective way for managers to assign work is to divide complex tasks into their simpler component parts. This way, each worker completes a small portion of the task but contributes to the whole." 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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