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Young woman student helping older man

Topic
Agree or disagree: Volunteer work should be mandatory for students.

Points

  • Private Time
  • Community Building
  • Self-Improvement
  • Education

Task Instructions

  • Choose two of the above points to support your idea.
  • Write approximately 120–150 words.
  • Use a clear structure (intro, main body, conclusion).
  • Spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Traditional Buddhist wedding in Japan

TOPIC: Is marriage becoming less important today than it was in the past?

  • Write an essay on the given topic.
  • Give THREE reasons to support your answer.
  • Structure: Introduction, main body, and conclusion.
  • Suggested length: 200–240 words.
birds-eye view of crowded city square

Agree or disagree: Global overpopulation is a serious threat to the future of humankind.

Write a 200–240 word essay on the topic. Give three reasons to support your answer.

Tour de France bicycle race

"The concept of excellence is inherently competitive; logically, in order for some to surpass, others must be outdone." —Ian Cosh, resident anthropologist at Idea Couture

Write an essay in which you take a position on the statement above. In developing and supporting your essay, consider instances in which the statement does and does not hold true.

Man and woman holding protest signs at a rally

"Civil disobedience" is when you break the law or social rules on purpose to bring attention to a cause (a principle or aim that a group supports or fights for) and push for change. People may be arrested when performing civil disobedience.

  • Is there a cause you think is worth being arrested for? What is it, and why do you feel that way?
Mannequin heads on a wall

CLAIM: Unfortunately, in contemporary society, creating an appealing image has become more important than the reality or truth behind that image.

Do you agree or disagree? Write an argument supporting your opinion.

Man giving money to a beggar on the street

Do the rich have a responsibility to help the poor in society?

Man's wrists in handcuffs

Why do you think people commit crime? What makes a person commit a crime? How many different reasons can you think of? What should be done to reduce crime?

Homeless man holding sign "Seeking human kindness"

Do you think people are naturally selfish or altruistic? Why? Use evidence to support your position. Don't forget to think about the counterargument. Make sure you refute it.

Torn flag artwork

What is the most serious issue facing your country today? What should be done to resolve this issue?

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