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Where is one place in the world you would like to visit? Explain why you would want to visit this
place, and what you would want to do or see once you arrive. Include specific details and
examples in your response.
One place in the world that I would like to visit is California because i have family there
Write about someone who has shared wisdom and experience with you. Explain why it is
important to learn from the experience of others. Include specific details and examples in
your response.
Someone who has shared experience with me is my mom and I think it is important to share experience with others because it creates bonds
Think about how daily life, from reading to playing games to communicating with others, has
changed over the past hundred years because of technology. Using specific details and
examples, explain how these advancements in technology have changed daily life.
Advances in technology have changed daily life by everybody over the age of 8 has a phone nowadays
Most schools offer a variety of activities, classes, and clubs. Identify one of these that students
enjoy and explain why they enjoy it. Include specific details and examples in your response.
One activity that students enjoy is eating because food is good
Community parks, state parks, and national parks provide a wide variety of interesting activities.

Write about an enjoyable way to spend time outdoors. Using specific details and examples,

explain why someone might find that activity enjoyable.
An enjoyable way to spend time outdoors is playing a game because we need exercise
What are the advantages of earning your own money to purchase something special? Explain

the advantages using specific details and examples in your response.
The advantages to earning my own money to make purchases are feeling good about it
When people ask for advice, they sometimes talk to more than one person. Explain why seeking

multiple opinions can help someone make a better choice. Use specific details and examples in

your response.
Seeking multiple opinions helps someone make a better choice because we get different points of views
Identify an enjoyable educational activity. It could be participating in a play, completing a science

experiment, playing an instrument, or something else. Use specific details and examples to

explain why the activity is enjoyable.
An enjoyable educational activity is good because we get to learn and have fun at the same time
You have been asked to share a lesson with elementary school students. Using specific details

and examples, explain the lesson and why it would be important.
A lesson I would share with an elementary school student is have fun while you can because middle school sucks
Your assignment is to design a neighborhood of the future. Explain what you would include in a

neighborhood of the future and why. Include specific details and examples in your design.
If I were to create a neighborhood of the future, I would include pools inside every house because it would be cool
People often credit their successes to having good attitudes. Explain the benefits of having a

good attitude, even during a difficult time. Provide examples from your own experience or from

having witnessed this in others.
It is beneficial to have a good attitude even during bad times because it creates a positive mood
The ancient Greek storyteller Aesop said, "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever

wasted." Explain how small acts of kindness can have an impact on others. Use specific details

and examples in your response.
Small acts of kindness can impact others because they can spread the kindness
Thoughtful acts can take many forms, such as unexpected help or even just a kind word. Explain

how a thoughtful act can benefit those involved. Use specific details and examples in

your response.
A thoughtful act can benefit those involved because it can make them feel better
Sometimes people recognize similarities between themselves and a character from a book or a

movie. Write about a character from a book or a movie who you think is similar to you. What do

you have in common with this character? Use specific details and examples in your response.
The character mabel from gravity falls is similar to me because she is very energetic but smart sometimes
Civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi wrote, "Be the change you want to see in the world." What is

one way you would like to change the world, and how can you help to bring about this change?

Use specific details and examples in your response.
One way I can work to be a change in the world is to stop animal abuse and I can bring about this change by having petitions
What makes someone a success? Explain how you define success, using specific details and

examples in your response.
To me, success is defined by how much i work at it to improve it
American jazz legend Duke Ellington said, "A problem is a chance for you to do your best."

Explain the meaning of this statement and whether you agree or disagree with it. Use specific

details and examples in your response.
I agree with Duke Ellington's statement that "A problem is a chance for you to do your best" because it might be a blessing in disguise
Is it better to take risks and perhaps make some mistakes or remain cautious and risk nothing?

Explain using specific details and examples in your response.
I believe that people should listen to their own advice because only yourself knows what's best for you
The Roman philosopher Cicero wrote, "Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself."

However, parents, friends, and teachers often offer advice. Should people listen to their own

advice or to the advice of others? Use specific details and examples to support your response.
I believe that people should listen to the advice of others because you need to be open minded and get different points of views
What is something you would like to accomplish in the future? Perhaps you would like to learn

how to play an instrument, graduate at the top of your class, or visit the ocean. Identify one thing

you would like to accomplish, and include specific details and examples to help explain why it is

important.
Something I would like to accomplish in the future is to have a wonderful family because that's all i really need to be happy
Some people enjoy public speaking while others are frightened by it. Using specific details and

examples, explain how you feel about public speaking.
I like speaking in public because it boost my self-esteem
Some people enjoy public speaking while others are frightened by it. Using specific details and

examples, explain how you feel about public speaking.
I don't like speaking in public because i sometimes get shy
Some schools have a program that pairs older students with younger students. The older students are available to assist the younger students. How would this program help both the older and the younger students? Explain the effects of such a program on the students involved.
A program that pairs older students with younger students is beneficial because they would both learn something from each other
There is a common saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover." Think of something that has an unattractive appearance but that has special meaning to someone for other reasons. It might be an old car, a well-used toy, a faded photograph, or something else. Identify the object and explain why it has special meaning.
I agree with the saying that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover because you can't tell how someone is when you first see them, you have to get to know them before you judge them
Competition is a constant presence in today's schools, where students not only compete with one another in the classroom but also in sports and in various extracurricular activities. Explain how competition can improve life or make it more difficult for students. Use specific details and examples in your response.
I think that competition can improve life for some students because it gives them a goal to accomplish
Some people believe owning a pet is important, while others do not. Using specific details and examples to support your position, argue for or against owning a pet.
I believe that owning a pet is important because it helps someone be more loving and kind and responsible
Identify a challenge facing students, and use specific details and examples to explain ways to overcome that challenge.
A challenge facing students is bad because it creates bad sportsmanship
Everyone has a talent or skill. Identify a talent or skill you have, and explain how you develop and use it. Use specific details and examples in your response.
A talent or skill that I have is baking and the way I develop it is i bake dessert for my family twice a week
If you could make a significant change to the structure or appearance of your school, what would it be? Identify the change you would make, and explain why you would make it.
If I could make a significant change to my school, it would be the dress code because i think that girls in specific should be able to express themselves more and not have to change the way we look due to the behavior/distraction of guys
Scientist Albert Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Include specific details and examples to convince others to support your position.
I agree with Albert Einstein's statement, "Imagination is more important than knowledge" because most of the time imagination comes first like for example as kids we used to have more of an imagination and now we interpret that into knowledge
People sometimes say that failure can eventually lead to success. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use specific examples to convince others to support your position.
I agree that failure can sometimes lead to success because we learn from our mistakes to improve with what we do
Students often learn how to budget their time in order to complete important tasks and still have time for themselves. Explain how learning to budget time is an important skill for students. Use specific details and examples in your response.
I believe that budgeting my time is an important skill because we need to be organized in order to be successful and not be overwhelmed with a lot of things going on at the same time
Your school is considering making a change to the dress code. What is one change that you would recommend, and why is it important? Use specific details and examples to justify
this change.
One change I would suggest to the school dress code is to not be strict only on girls but also on boys because that is being sexist in a our safe environment
Studies have shown that people who take short breaks throughout the day to do light, outdoor exercise are more productive than those who do not. Use specific details and examples to convince your principal whether students should have similar breaks during the school day.
I think that students should have time to do short, light exercise outside because we are getting older and we don't have enough time to exercise with all the homework we get at school
Many teachers assign group projects. Sometimes, however, an uncooperative member can affect the entire group. Argue for or against the use of group projects using specific details and examples.
I think that teachers should continue to use group projects in class because it helps us be more cooperative with classmates
An old proverb says honesty is the best policy. Sometimes, however, honesty might hurt a person's feelings. Explain why you either agree or disagree with being honest at all times. Use specific details and examples to convince others to support your position.
I agree that "honesty is the best policy" and that I should be honest at all times because it will help in the long run
Studies have shown that one way to improve student achievement is to start an afterschool homework club. Teachers and students volunteer to meet with those who either have difficulty in certain subjects or who want to finish their homework early. Use specific details and examples to argue for or against the idea of establishing homework clubs in your school.
I believe that an after school homework club should be established because some students don't really understand the homework that they have been given and need help on
Many schools have partnerships with local companies and organizations that allow students to explore certain professions. Write a letter to the manager of a local workplace that performs the type of work you would like to pursue. Convince the employer to allow you to visit. Include details about why you chose that workplace and the specific job.
I believe that I deserve an opportunity to visit and observe the white house because i think i need to learn more about our nation's history
Your principal has decided that all students must participate in at least one extracurricular activity. For example, students could participate in sports, work on the yearbook, or serve on the student council. Do you agree or disagree with this decision? Use specific details and examples to convince others to support your position.
I agree that students should participate in extracurricular activities because it looks good on your records
The school board plans to add one and a half hours to school each day. Do you agree or disagree with extending the school day? Use specific details and examples to convince the school board to accept your position.
I agree with the school board's decision that school should be extended by an hour and a half each day because i do not agree but if i had to it would be because sometimes we need more time to do things in classes
The school board plans to add one and a half hours to school each day. Do you agree or disagree with extending the school day? Use specific details and examples to convince the school board to accept your position.
I disagree with the school board's decision to extend school by an hour and a half because most kids don't like school and have other things going on throughout the day and we need time at home to do homework
Some people think that schools should offer only nutritious drinks such as white milk, water, and natural fruit juice. Do you agree or disagree with this policy? Use specific details and examples to convince your principal to accept your position
I agree that schools should only offer healthy drinks such as milk, water, and natural fruit juice because some kids don't know how to limit themselves
Many professional athletes and entertainers earn large sums of money. Do you agree or disagree with these individuals making high salaries? Use specific details and examples to convince others to support your position.
I agree that professional athletes and entertainers should make high salaries because they dedicate their whole lives to entertain us
Many professional athletes and entertainers earn large sums of money. Do you agree or disagree with these individuals making high salaries? Use specific details and examples to convince others to support your position.
I disagree that professional athletes and entertainers should make high salaries because they aren't helping people in certain aspects like doctors do
What improvement would make your community better? Use specific details and examples to convince the mayor of your community to accept your idea for improving where you live.
An improvement that would make my community better is having a community gathering once a month because the community needs help on picking up trash in neighborhoods