GRE ISSUE类作文题库英汉双语版(第三部分)
The Pool of Issue Topics(Part III)

Issue 101

"Governments should provide funding for artists so that the arts can flourish and be available to all people."

Issue 102

"For better or worse, education is a process that involves revising the ideas, beliefs, and values people held in the past."

Issue 103

"The study of history has value only to the extent that it is relevant to our daily lives."

Issue 104

"It is primarily through formal education that a culture tries to perpetuate the ideas it favors and discredit the ideas it fears."

Issue 105

"The true strength of a country is best demonstrated by the willingness of its government to tolerate challenges from it's own citizens."

Issue 106

"All students should be required to take at least one course in ethics, even if taking the course means a decreased emphasis on academic subjects."

Issue 107

"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."

Issue 108

"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 109

"Too much emphasis is placed on role models. Instead of copying others, people should learn to think and act independently and thus make the choices that are best for them."

Issue 110

"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 storytellers."

Issue 111

"The worldwide distribution of television programs and advertisements is seriously diminishing the differences among cultures."

Issue 112

"Some educational systems emphasize the development of students' capacity for reasoning and logical thinking, but students would benefit more from an education that also taught them to explore their own emotions."

Issue 113

"It is primarily through our identification with social groups that we define ourselves."

Issue 114

"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."

Issue 115

"It is through the use of logic and of precise, careful measurement that we become aware of our progress. Without such tools, we have no reference points to indicate how far we have advanced or retreated."

Issue 116

"With the growth of global networks in such areas as economics and communication, there is no doubt that every aspect of society—including education, politics, the arts, and the sciences—will benefit greatly from international influences."

Issue 117

"The depth of knowledge to be gained from books is richer and broader than what can be learned from direct experience."

Issue 68

"In any field of endeavor—the sciences, the humanities, the social sciences, industry, etc.—it is not the attainment of a goal that matters, but rather the ideas and discoveries that are encountered on the way to the goal."

Issue 119

"When research priorities are being set for science, education, or any other area, the most important question to consider is: How many people's lives will be improved if the results are successful?"

Issue 120

"So much is new and complex today that looking back for an understanding of the past provides little guidance for living in the present."

Issue 121

"At various times in the geological past, many species have become extinct as a result of natural, rather than human, processes. Thus, there is no justification for society to make extraordinary efforts, especially at a great cost in money and jobs, to save endangered species."

Issue 122

"We owe almost all our knowledge not to people who have agreed, but to people who have disagreed."

Issue 123

"It is possible to identify a person's politics within a very short time of meeting him or her. Everything about people—their clothes, their friends, the way they talk, what they eat—reflects their political beliefs."

Issue 124

"Instant foods, instant communication, faster transportation-all of these recent developments are designed to save time. Ironically, though, instead of making more leisure time available, these developments have contributed to a pace of human affairs that is more rushed and more frantic than ever before."

Issue 125

"The past is no predictor of the future."

Issue 126

"Society's external rewards are no measure of true success. True success can be measured only in relation to the goals one sets for oneself."

Issue 127

"Facts are stubborn things. They cannot be altered by our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions."

Issue 128

"It is often asserted that the purpose of education is to free the mind and the spirit. In reality, however, formal education tends to restrain our minds and spirits rather than set them free."

Issue 129

"Technology is a necessary but not always a positive force in modern life."

Issue 130

"How children are socialized today determines the destiny of society. Unfortunately, we have not yet learned how to raise children who can help bring about a better society."

Issue 131

"The arts (painting, music, literature, etc.) reveal the otherwise hidden ideas and impulses of a society."

Issue 132

"The university community consists of three different worlds—the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. Because each world operates on its own assumptions and has its own special habits of thinking, rarely is there meaningful interaction among the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences."

Issue 133

"The problems of modern society have led many people to complain: 'We live in terrible times.' Yet, given the choice, no one today would prefer to live in any other time."

Issue 134

"Students should be encouraged to realize that mental agility and rhetorical skill must be accompanied by sincerity and the true conviction of their own beliefs."

Issue 135

"While most of the environmental problems we face result from the use of technology, society must depend upon technology to find solutions to these problems."

Issue 136

"The absence of choice is a circumstance that is very, very rare."

Issue 137

"What we call progress is a matter of exchanging one problem for another."

Issue 138

"Only through mistakes can there be discovery or progress."

Issue 139

"Every new generation needs to redefine 'right' and 'wrong' in its own terms and according to the conditions of its own time."

Issue 140

"What society has thought to be its greatest social, political, and individual achievements have often resulted in the greatest discontent."

Issue 141

"Most people recognize the benefits of individuality, but the fact is that personal economic success requires conformity."

Issue 142

"The well-being of a society is enhanced when many of its people question authority."

Issue 143

"Artists should pay little attention to their critics.* Criticism tends to undermine and constrain the artist's creativity."
*those who evaluate works of art, such as novels, films, music, paintings, etc.

Issue 144

"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.

Issue 145

"A crucial test of character is whether one is able to adapt to changing social conventions without sacrificing one's principles."

Issue 146

"People who are the most deeply committed to an idea or policy are the most critical of it."

Issue 147

"Tradition and modernization are incompatible. One must choose between them."

Issue 148

"Many people admire idealism, but it usually leads to disappointment or trouble."

Issue 149

"The most practical and effective way to protect wilderness areas is to attract more tourists to these areas through environmentally sensitive projects."

Issue 150

"Because of television and worldwide computer connections, people can now become familiar with a great many places that they have never visited. As a result, tourism will soon become obsolete."



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