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  1. 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
  2. Topic 269 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Colleges and universities should offer more courses on popular music, film, advertising, and television because contemporary culture has much greater relevance for students than do arts and literature of the past." Read | Write
  3. Topic 217 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The study of history places too much emphasis on individuals. The most significant events and trends in history were made possible not by the famous few, but by groups of people whose identities have long been forgotten." Read | Write
  4. Topic 204 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Most people would agree that buildings represent a valuable record of any society`s past, but controversy arises when old buildings stand on ground that modern planners feel could be better used for modern purposes. In such situations, modern development should be given precedence over the preservation of historic buildings so that contemporary needs can be served." Read | Write
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Topic 221 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Education encourages students to question and criticize, and therefore does little to promote social harmony." Read | Write
  9. Topic 328 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "The human mind will always be superior to machines because machines are only tools of human minds." Read | Write
  10. 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
  11. Topic 398 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "College students-and people in general-prefer to follow directions rather than make their own decisions. Therefore, colleges should eliminate as many choices as possible in order to offer students clear direction." Read | Write
  12. 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



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October 15, 2016