Analysis of An Issue Topics

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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.



131. In any business or other organization, it is better to have managers with strong leadership skills than managers with expertise and work experience in a particular field.

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



132. Employees should not be asked to provide formal evaluation of their supervisor because they have little basis for judging or even understanding their supervisor's performance.

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



133. Although many people object to advertisements and solicitations that intrude into their lives through such means as the telephone, the Internet and television, companies and organizations must have the right to contact potential customers and donors whenever and however they wish.

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



134. In business courses, professors should teach only factual information and skills, not ethics.

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



135. In some companies, employees are allowed to express their feelings and opinions about the company by sending electronic messages to everyone in the company. In other companies, this type of communication is strictly prohibited.

What restriction, if any, do you think companies should place on employees' electronic communications? Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.



136. Some people claim that in order to protect national parks and historical sites, public access to them should be greatly restricted. Others argue that there should be few restrictions, if any, because such places were intended for everyone to use.

Explain your position on this issue. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.



137. Some people claim that the growth of mass media has stifled intellectual curiosity. Others, however, argue that the availability of so much information and entertainment has encouraged individuals to expand their intellect and creativity.

Explain your position on this issue. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.



138. Some experts maintain that students learn best in a highly structural environment, one that emphasizes discipline, punctuality and routine. Others insist that educators, if they are to help students maximize their potential, ought to maintain an atmosphere of relative freedom and spontaneity.

Explain your position on the issue of structure versus freedom in an ideal learning environment. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.



139. Government should establish regulations to reduce or eliminate any suspected health hazards in the environment, even when the scientific studies of these health hazards are incomplete or contradictory.

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.



140. In any business organisation, any advance involves some loss.

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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