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GRE Issue Sample Essays

  1. Topic 357 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "If people disregard the great works of the past, it is because these works no longer answer the needs of the present." Read | Write
  2. Topic 363 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The goal of politics should not be the pursuit of an ideal, but rather the search for common ground and reasonable consensus." Read | Write
  3. Topic 381 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Too much emphasis has been placed on the need for students to challenge the assertions of others so that they can learn to criticize the views of others. In fact, the ability to compromise and work with others-that is, the ability to achieve social harmony-should be a major goal in every school." Read | Write
  4. Topic 287 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "With the growth of global networks in such areas as economics and communication, there is no doubt that every aspect of society-including education, politics, the arts, and the sciences-will benefit greatly from international influences." Read | Write
  5. Topic 986 - "The safety of consumer goods can best be ensured not by way of government regulation but rather through voluntary efforts of the private businesses that produce those goods."To what extent do you agree or disagree with the foregoing statement? Use reasons and/or examples from your experience, observation, and/or reading to explain your viewpoint. Read | Write
  6. Topic 395 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "People are mistaken when they assume that the problems they confront are more complex and challenging than the problems faced by their predecessors. This illusion is eventually dispelled with increased knowledge and experience." Read | Write
  7. Topic 289 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "In any field of endeavor-the sciences, the humanities, the social sciences, industry, etc.-it is not the attainment of a goal that matters, but rather the ideas and discoveries that are encountered on the way to the goal." Read | Write
  8. Topic 202 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "There are two types of laws: just and unjust. Every individual in a society has a responsibility to obey just laws and, even more importantly, to disobey and resist unjust laws." Read | Write
  9. Topic 195 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Governments must ensure that their major cities receive the financial support they need in order to thrive, because it is primarily in cities that a nation`s cultural traditions are preserved and generated." Read | Write
  10. Topic 285 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Humanity has made little real progress over the past century or so. Technological innovations have taken place, but the overall condition of humanity is no better. War, violence, and poverty are still with us. Technology cannot change the condition of humanity." Read | Write
  11. Topic 219 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "In order to improve the quality of instruction at the college and university level, all faculty should be required to spend time working outside the academic world in professions relevant to the courses they teach." Read | Write
  12. Topic 383 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The bombardment of visual images in contemporary society has the effect of making people less able to focus clearly and extensively on a single issue over a long period of time." Read | Write



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October 15, 2016