This list of 401 prompts (available here in PDF) is now our third iteration of what originally started as 200 prompts for argumentative writing, and it’s intended as a companion resource to help teachers and students participate in our annual Student Editorial Contest. So scroll through the hundreds of prompts below that touch on every aspect of contemporary life — from social media to sports, politics, gender issues and school — and see which ones most inspire you to take a stand. And visit our related list as well: 650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing._________Social Media and Smartphones1. Is Hookup Culture Leaving Your Generation Unhappy and Unprepared for Love? Could Following These Directions Make You Fall in Love With a Stranger? How Should Children Be Taught About Puberty and Sex?Tags: How To Solve A Slope ProblemRental Car Business PlanOf Mice And Men Coursework DreamsFight Club EssayCommon Application Essays That WorkedTu Delft Thesis PresentationMeaning Citizenship Essay
Are the Web Filters at Your School Too Restrictive? Does Technology in the Classroom Ever Get in the Way of Learning? Should Tablet Computers Become the Primary Way Students Learn in Class?
Should There Be More Educational Video Games in School? Is Online Learning as Good as Face-to-Face Learning? How Would You Feel About a Computer Grading Your Essays?
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Is There Too Much Pressure on Girls to Have ‘Perfect’ Bodies? How Much Pressure Do Boys Face to Have the Perfect Body? Should What You Say on Facebook Be Grounds for Getting Fired? Would You Be Willing to Pay for Facebook or Google in Exchange for Your Privacy? Should People Be Allowed to Obscure Their Identities Online? How Much Can an Artist Borrow From Earlier Musicians Before It Becomes Stealing? What Can You Predict About the Future of the Music Industry? Do Sports Teams Have a Responsibility to Hold Players to a Standard for Their Personal Conduct? Should Athletes Who Dope Have to Forfeit Their Titles and Medals? Is It Offensive for Sports Teams to Use Native American Names and Mascots? Do Fans Put Too Much Pressure on Their Favorite Professional Athletes? How Much Should Fans Be Allowed to Distract Opposing Teams? Does a Championship Game Always Need to Have a Winner (and a Loser)? Do Violent Video Games Make People More Violent in Real Life? What Current Musicians Do You Think Will Stand the Test of Time? What Artists or Bands of Today Are Destined for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? What Musician, Actor or Author Should Be a Superstar, but Hasn’t Quite Made It Yet? How Should Educators and Legislators Deal With Minors Who ‘Sext’? Should High Schools Drop Football Because Too Many Players Are Getting Injured?