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GRE Issue Sample Essays

  1. Topic 223 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "History teaches us only one thing: knowing about the past cannot help people to make important decisions today." Read | Write
  2. Topic 201 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Although many people think that the luxuries and conveniences of contemporary life are entirely harmless, in fact, they actually prevent people from developing into truly strong and independent individuals." Read | Write
  3. Topic 231 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "High-profile awards such as the Nobel Prize are actually damaging to society because they suggest that only a few people deserve such recognition." Read | Write
  4. Topic 209 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Creating an appealing image has become more important in contemporary society than is the reality or truth behind that image." Read | Write
  5. Topic 283 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Some educational systems emphasize the development of students` capacity for reasoning and logical thinking, but students would benefit more from an education that also taught them to explore their own emotions." Read | Write
  6. Topic 256 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Young people should be encouraged to pursue long-term, realistic goals rather than seek immediate fame and recognition." Read | Write
  7. Topic 271 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The pressure to achieve high grades in school seriously limits the quality of learning. An educational environment without grades would promote more genuine intellectual development." Read | Write
  8. Topic 315 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "People who are the most deeply committed to an idea or policy are the most critical of it." Read | Write
  9. Topic 244 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The most effective way to communicate an idea or value to large groups of people is through the use of images, not language." Read | Write
  10. Topic 198 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Many of the world`s lesser-known languages are being lost as fewer and fewer people speak them. The governments of countries in which these languages are spoken should act to prevent such languages from becoming extinct." Read | Write
  11. Topic 218 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Imaginative works such as novels, plays, films, fairy tales, and legends present a more accurate and meaningful picture of human experience than do factual accounts. Because the creators of fiction shape and focus reality rather than report on it literally, their creations have a more lasting significance." Read | Write
  12. Topic 263 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The concept of `individual responsibility` is a necessary fiction. Although societies must hold individuals accountable for their own actions, people`s behavior is largely determined by forces not of their own making." Read | Write



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