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GRE Issue Sample Essays

  1. Topic 248 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Schools should be required to teach the essential interconnectedness of all human beings and thus help eliminate wars, cultural clashes, and other forms of conflict." Read | Write
  2. Topic 297 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Practical people, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are in fact the unknowing slaves of values and ideas that were worked out by intellectuals of the past." Read | Write
  3. Topic 272 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Governments should provide funding for artists so that the arts can flourish and be available to all people." Read | Write
  4. Topic 238 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "People make the mistake of treating experts with suspicion and mistrust, no matter how valuable their contributions might be." Read | Write
  5. Topic 208 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Money spent on research is almost always a good investment, even when the results of that research are controversial." 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 347 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "What most human beings really want is not discovery and change but reassurance." Read | Write
  8. 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
  9. Topic 371 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The best way to understand the character of a society is to examine the character of the men and women that the society chooses as its heroes or its heroines." Read | Write
  10. Topic 288 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The depth of knowledge to be gained from books is richer and broader than what can be learned from direct experience." Read | Write
  11. Topic 310 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Most people recognize the benefits of individuality, but the fact is that personal economic success requires conformity." Read | Write
  12. 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



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