Sample Essay to Real GRE Issue Questions
Present your perspective on the issue below, using relevant reasons and/or
examples to support your views.
"The reputation of anyone who is subjected to media scrutiny will
eventually be diminished."
Issue # 2:
"People work more productively in teams than individually. Teamwork
requires cooperation, which motivates people much more than individual
Issue # 3:
"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."
Issue # 4:
"The study of history has value only to the extent that it is relevant to
our daily lives."
Issue # 5:
"In many countries it is now possible to turn on the television and view
government at work. Watching these proceedings can help people understand
the issues that affect their lives. The more kinds of government
proceedings - trials, debates, meetings, etc. - that are televised, the
more society will benefit."
Issue # 6:
"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."
Issue # 7:
"When we concern ourselves with the study of history, we become
storytellers. Because we can never know the past directly but must
construct it by interpreting evidence, exploring history is more of a
creative enterprise than it is an objective pursuit. All historians are
Issue # 8:
"Some educational systems emphasize the development of student's capacity
for reasoning and logical thinking, but students would benefit more from
an education that also taught them to explore their own emotions."
Issue # 9:
"It is primarily through identification through social groups that we
Issue # 10:
"Humanity has made little real progress over the past century or so.
Technological innovations have taken place, but the overall condition of
humanity is no better. War, violence and poverty are still with us.
Technology cannot change the condition of humanity."