SAT I Writing Additional Essay Topics

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A few sample prompts:

“More dangerous than anger and hatred is indifference.  Indifference is not a beginning; it is an end—and it is always the friend of the enemy.

Support or oppose the above quote by Elie Wiesel

 

I have learned many things that have helped me in life, but one thing that was especially valuable was ______

Assignment: Write an essay that completes the statement above.  Explain the reasons behind your choice.

 

"The strong do what they wish."

Take specific examples from personal experience, history, or current events, or from literature or any other discipline, and use this information to compose an essay that agrees or disagrees with the above statement.

 

"I've done some brave things in my life, but I really learned the meaning of courage when__"

Assignment: Write an essay that completes the statement above.  Explain the reasons behind your choice.

 

"Every obstacle is an opportunity."

Choose one specific example from personal experience, history, or current events, or from literature or any other discipline, and use this information to compose an essay that agrees or disagrees with the above statement.  Your essay should be specific.

 

Some people believe that war is never justified.  Other people believe that war is justified under certain circumstances.  Choose one specific example from personal experience,

history, or current events, or from literature or any other discipline, and use this information to compose an essay that agrees or disagrees with the above statement.  Your essay should be specific.

 

 

I have experienced many things that made me feel worthwhile, but I have never felt better than when ______

Assignment: Write an essay that completes the statement above.  Explain the reasons behind your choice.

 

"There has always been great passion to keep things as they are."

"There has always been great passion to bring about change."

In an essay, discuss ONE of the two statements above, supporting your views with an example or examples from science, art, music, history, literature, current events, or your own experience or observation.

 

Human beings are often cruel, but they also have the capacity for kindness and compassion.  In my opinion, an example that expresses this capacity is____

Complete the statement above with an example from current affairs, history, literature, or personal experience.  Then write a well-organized essay in which you explain WHY you regard that event favorably.

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