Does Reading a Book Count More Than Listening to One?
Should Transgender People Be Allowed to Use the Bathroom of Their Choice? What Rules Should Apply to Transgender Athletes When They Compete?
to Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples Based on Religious Beliefs? Are Women Better at Compromising and Collaborating?
Is It Possible to Separate Art From the Artist Who Created It? Should Society Support Artists and Others Pursuing Creative Works? Should Displays of Art Be Welcome in All Public Spaces?
At What Age Should Children Be Allowed to Go Places Without Adult Supervision? How Much Freedom Should Parents Give Their Children? Should Children Be Allowed to Wear Whatever They Want?
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. 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? Should Colleges Fund Wellness Programs Instead of Sports? Where Should Colleges and Sports Teams Draw the Line in Selling Naming Rights? Do TV Shows Like ‘16 and Pregnant’ Promote or Discourage Teenage Pregnancy? 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? Do We Need to Teach Boys and Men to Be More Emotionally Honest? for Men and Boys to Comment on Women and Girls on the Street? What Should We Do to Fight Sexual Violence Against Young Women? quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale"/_________Of all the resources we publish on The Learning Network, perhaps it’s our vast collection of writing prompts that is our most widely used resource for teaching and learning with The Times. " class="css-11cwn6f" src="https://static01com/images/2016/01/03/business/3TWEENAPP-LN2/3TWEENAPP-article Large.jpg? quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale" src Set="https://static01com/images/2016/01/03/business/3TWEENAPP-LN2/3TWEENAPP-article Large.jpg? quality=90&auto=webp 600w,https://static01com/images/2016/01/03/business/3TWEENAPP-LN2/3TWEENAPP-jumbo.jpg? quality=90&auto=webp 1024w,https://static01com/images/2016/01/03/business/3TWEENAPP-LN2/3TWEENAPP-super Jumbo.jpg? quality=90&auto=webp 2048w" sizes="((min-width: 600px) and (max-width: 1004px)) 84vw, (min-width: 1005px) 60vw, 100vw" item Prop="url" item ID="https://static01com/images/2016/01/03/business/3TWEENAPP-LN2/3TWEENAPP-article Large.jpg? Will Social Media Help or Hurt Your College and Career Goals?