Instructions

For this item type you need to write a 200-300 word argumentative essay in response to a prompt.

You have 20 minutes to write your essay.

The Word Count at the bottom of the screen counts the number of words you write. Make sure to write a minimum of 200 words, but no more than 300 words.

There are also cut, copy and paste buttons which you may choose to use while constructing your response.

Cut: Select text from your answer that you wish to remove and left-click “Cut”.

Copy: Select text from your answer that you wish to copy and left-click “Copy”.

Paste: Place the cursor where you wish to paste the cut/copied text and left-click “Paste”.

1. You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below. Your response will be judged on how well you develop a position, organize your ideas, present supporting details, and control the elements of standard written English. You should write 200-300 words.

Volunteers constitute about 70 percent of the Disaster management workforce. It has become increasingly difficult to respond to thousands of disasters such as fire, hurricanes, and tornadoes which occur every year as a result of inadequate manpower.

Do you think Disaster Preparedness workshops at schools and workplaces can help to improve volunteer recruitment?


2. You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below. Your response will be judged on how well you develop a position, organize your ideas, present supporting details, and control the elements of standard written English. You should write 200-300 words.

Urban sprawl is the outward spread of development from urban centers into rural areas. It negatively affects the ecosystem and community.

Do you think that the spread of urban development can be checked through education or does government need to intervene?


3. You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below. Your response will be judged on how well you develop a position, organize your ideas, present supporting details, and control the elements of standard written English. You should write 200-300 words.

Vaccination is an important and efficient method of avoiding infectious diseases.Should parents be legally required to vaccinate children against common diseases or do they have the right not to vaccinate their children?

Give reasons for your answer and provide any specific examples from your own experience or knowledge.


4.You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below. Your response will be judged on how well you develop a position, organize your ideas, present supporting details, and control the elements of standard written English. You should write 200-300 words.

Fewer people today visit libraries than in the past. What can be done to encourage more people to visit libraries in the future?.


5.You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below. Your response will be judged on how well you develop a position, organize your ideas, present supporting details, and control the elements of standard written English. You should write 200-300 words.

Many people have a variety of hobbies when they are young, but then stop when they become adults. Why do so many adults stop engaging in creative and artistic pursuits?


6. You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below. Your response will be judged on how well you develop a position, organize your ideas, present supporting details, and control the elements of standard written English. You should write 200-300 words.

Over the last few decades, the global prevalence of obesity has almost tripled. Experts say that the food industry can play a significant role in reducing obesity by reducing the fat, sugar and salt content of processed food. Do you agree with this opinion?


7. You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below. Your response will be judged on how well you develop a position, organize your ideas, present supporting details, and control the elements of standard written English. You should write 200-300 words.

Globally, most children spend about three hours a day watching TV. Doctors are concerned that the daily screen-time of children may affect their behavior in the long term.

What can be done about this problem?


8. You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below. Your response will be judged on how well you develop a position, organize your ideas, present supporting details, and control the elements of standard written English. You should write 200-300 words.

Countries with high rates of university education report higher levels of technological development and productivity. Many people believe that university education should be free for all citizens. What are the advantages and drawbacks of free university education?


9. You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below. Your response will be judged on how well you develop a position, organize your ideas, present supporting details, and control the elements of standard written English. You should write 200-300 words.

Customer reviews provide potential clients with the information they want from sources they trust – namely, people who have previously purchased the product.
Do you think that customer reviews can influence purchase decisions? Give reasons for your answer and provide any specific examples from your own experience or knowledge.


10. You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below. Your response will be judged on how well you develop a position, organize your ideas, present supporting details, and control the elements of standard written English. You should write 200-300 words.

Personal loans are currently the fastest-growing type of consumer debt. Experts believe that personal loans are not always the useful tools which they are made to be. What are the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing such money?

 

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