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  1. Topic 190 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "A nation should require all its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college rather than allow schools in different parts of the nation to determine which academic courses to offer." Read | Write
  2. Topic 230 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "High-profile awards such as the Nobel Prize are actually damaging to society because they reinforce an unhealthy desire for recognition." Read | Write
  3. Topic 985 - "Leisure time is becoming an increasingly rare commodity, largely because technology has failed to achieve its goal of improving our efficiency in our daily pursuits." In your view, how accurate is the statement above? Use relevant reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading to support you viewpoint. Read | Write
  4. 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
  5. Topic 330 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "In this age of intensive media coverage, it is no longer possible for a society to regard any woman or man as a hero. The reputation of anyone who is subjected to media scrutiny will eventually be diminished." Read | Write
  6. Topic 186 - Present your perspective on the issue below, using relevant reasons and/or examples to support your views. "We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from people whose views contradict our own; disagreement can cause stress and inhibit learning." Read | Write
  7. Topic 270 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "In any realm of life-whether academic, social, business, or political-the only way to succeed is to take a practical, rather than an idealistic, point of view. Pragmatic behavior guarantees survival, whereas idealistic views tend to be superceded by simpler, more immediate options." Read | Write
  8. Topic 280 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The purpose of many advertisements is to make consumers want to buy a product so that they will `be like` the person in the ad. This practice is effective because it not only sells products but also helps people feel better about themselves." Read | Write
  9. Topic 203 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Anyone can make things bigger and more complex. What requires real effort and courage is to move in the opposite direction-in other words, to make things as simple as possible." Read | Write
  10. Topic 335 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Critical judgment of work in any given field has little value unless it comes from someone who is an expert in that field." Read | Write
  11. Topic 385 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "In order to produce successful original work, scholars and scientists must first study the successful work of others to learn what contributions remain to be made." Read | Write
  12. Topic 356 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Success, whether academic or professional, involves an ability to survive in a new environment and, eventually, to change it." Read | Write



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October 15, 2016