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  1. Topic 324 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Students should bring a certain skepticism to whatever they study. They should question what they are taught instead of accepting it passively." Read | Write
  2. Topic 344 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The function of science is to reassure; the purpose of art is to upset. Therein lies the value of each." Read | Write
  3. Topic 235 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "People have been so encouraged by society to focus on apparent differences that they fail to see meaningful similarities among ideas, individuals, and groups." Read | Write
  4. Topic 370 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Unlike great thinkers and great artists, the most effective political leaders must often yield to public opinion and abandon principle for the sake of compromise." Read | Write
  5. 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
  6. Topic 197 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "People`s attitudes are determined more by their immediate situation or surroundings than by any internal characteristic." Read | Write
  7. Topic 362 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The best preparation for life or a career is not learning to be competitive, but learning to be cooperative." Read | Write
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Topic 378 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Most people choose a career on the basis of such pragmatic considerations as the needs of the economy, the relative ease of finding a job, and the salary they can expect to make. Hardly anyone is free to choose a career based on his or her natural talents or interest in a particular kind of work." Read | Write
  12. Topic 313 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "It is the artist, not the critic,* who gives society something of lasting value." *a person who evaluates works of art, such as novels, films, music, paintings, etc. Read | Write



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