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GRE Issue Sample Essays

  1. Topic 338 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "People who pursue their own intellectual interests for purely personal reasons are more likely to benefit the rest of the world than are people who try to act for the public good." Read | Write
  2. Topic 400 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The purpose of education should be to create an academic environment that is separate from the outside world. This kind of environment is ideal because it allows students to focus on important ideas without being held back by practical concerns." Read | Write
  3. Topic 340 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Important truths begin as outrageous, or at least uncomfortable, attacks upon the accepted wisdom of the time." Read | Write
  4. Topic 397 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The best way to learn a new subject or skill is to study small segments or details in great depth rather than to start by trying to develop a sense of the whole." Read | Write
  5. Topic 286 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "It is through the use of logic and of precise, careful measurement that we become aware of our progress. Without such tools, we have no reference points to indicate how far we have advanced or retreated." Read | Write
  6. Topic 278 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Instant communication systems encourage people to form hasty opinions and give quick replies rather than take the time to develop thoughtful, well-reasoned points of view." Read | Write
  7. Topic 268 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "It is unfortunate but true that political decisions and activities affect all aspects of people`s lives." Read | Write
  8. Topic 301 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "How children are socialized today determines the destiny of society. Unfortunately, we have not yet learned how to raise children who can help bring about a better society." Read | Write
  9. Topic 205 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Students should memorize facts only after they have studied the ideas, trends, and concepts that help explain those facts. Students who have learned only facts have learned very little." Read | Write
  10. Topic 294 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Instant foods, instant communication, faster transportation-all of these recent developments are designed to save time. Ironically, though, instead of making more leisure time available, these developments have contributed to a pace of human affairs that is more rushed and more frantic than ever before." Read | Write
  11. Topic 249 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Major policy decisions should always be left to politicians and other government experts, who are more informed and thus have better judgment and perspective than do members of the general public." Read | Write
  12. Topic 409 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The true value of a civilization is reflected in its artistic creations rather than in its scientific accomplishments." Read | Write



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October 15, 2016