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This list consists of 140 topics from which one topic will be chosen for you by the computer when you take your GMAT.



51. The presence of a competitor is always beneficial to a company. Competition forces a company to change itself in ways that improve its practices.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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52. Successful individuals typically set their next goal somewhat - but not too much - above their last achievement. In this way, they steadily raise their level of aspiration.

In your opinion, how accurate is this statement? Explain, using specific reasons and examples from your reading, your own experience or your observations of others.
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53. The term USER FRIENDLY is usually applied to the trouble-free way that computer software moves from screen to screen, function to function. However, the term can also refer to a government office, a library, public transportation or anything designed to provide information or services in an easy, friendly way. Just all societies have many striking examples of user-friendly services, so do they abound in examples of user friendly systems.

Identify a system or service that you have found to be either USER-FRIENDLY or USER-UNFRIENDLY. Discuss from the user’s perspective, in what way the system either is or is not easy to use and explain the consequences or effect of such a system.
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54. Popular entertainment is overly influenced by commercial interests. Superficiality, obscenity and violence characterize films and television today because those qualities are commercially successful.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion. To support your views, use reasons and/or examples from your reading, your observations or your experience as a consumer of popular entertainment.
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55. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above? Explain your point of view by giving reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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56. The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.

Explain what you think the above quotation means and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with it. Support your position with relevant reason and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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57. Everywhere, it seems, there are clear and positive signs that people are becoming more respectful of one another's differences.

In your opinion, how accurate is the view expressed above? Use reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading to develop your position.
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58. What is the final objective of business? It is to make the obtaining of a living - the obtaining of food, clothing, shelter and a minimum of luxuries - so mechanical and so little time-consuming that people shall have time for other things. (A business leader circa 1930)

Explain what you think the above quotation means and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with it. Support your position with relevant reason and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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59. Juvenile crime is a serious social problem and businesses must become more involved in helping to prevent it.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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60. Employers should have no right to obtain information about their employees' health or other aspects of their personal lives without the employees' permission.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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