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Discussion topics dump: Good Essay Topics

1. Is cloning good or bad 2. Should abortion be legal? 3. Should death penalty be abolished

4. Do we follow a fair taxation system? 5. Arguments for and against euthanasia 6. Should cell phones be allowed in schools 7. Are prisons the only way to eliminate crime? 8. Can curfews help keep teenagers out of trouble? 9. Is the "drugs, sex, and rock 'n' roll" era important? 10. Cosmetic surgery; medical marvel or playing god? 11. What is your take on: Is the world going to end in 2012? 12. Is it justified not to allow a single male to adopt a child? 13. Should men be punished legally for cheating on their wives? 14. Meat eaters vs. vegetarians; is there anything wrong in picking a side? 15. Is global warming real? and Global warming, fact or fiction 16. Animal testing in cosmetic industry and Arguments against animal testing in scientific research? 17. Since some religious communities are not tolerant of atheists, should atheists be tolerant of such religious communities? 18. Gay marriages and lesbian marriages; progressive thinking or crime against nature? Easy Essay Topics

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Are there aliens? Are vampires real? Are mermaids real? God: myth or reality? 5. Are blondes smart? 6. Is there life after death? 7. How much is too much homework? 8. Are school uniforms good or bad idea? 9. Which countries have the prettiest girls? 10. Which countries have the hottest boys? 11. Does television affect your intelligence 12. Role and future of the social networking sites 13. Pros and cons of the No Child Left Behind Act 14. What is the best age to talk to kids about sex? 15. Should fathers get paid paternity leave from work as well? 16. Is there a difference between illegal drugs and cigarettes? 17. Is keeping newspaper reporters' sources a secret ethical? 18. Is our society male-dominated or do we actually practice equal sharing? 19. Should families of organ donors get compensation? and organ donation: pros and cons 20. Providing child care centers for working parents/mothers across the country. 21. You are wearing a mini skirt and a tank top, ready to walk out the door. Your parents don't approve of the outfit; persuade them. 22. With easy access to condoms in universities, can it prevent unwanted pregnancy? How does one determine what one "ought to do?"

How do we determine what is morally right and wrong? What's the difference between a moral and non-moral issue? Is sense of morality inherent in all individuals? Is Socrates right when he says that evil and other negative actions are the result of ignorance? Is acting morally requisite if a person is to reach his full potential? Do universal moral principles exist? If so, what are these universal morals? Is moral behavior necessary for happiness? Should reason be the sole basis for determining what actions are morally right or wrong? Are a society's values always rooted in morality? Are values necessarily based on universal morality? Is every human action rooted in a self-serving motivation? What is justice? How do we determine if something is "just." Is justice universal or is it a human social construct? Does justice exist outside human society? Do the ends ever justify the means? What is an example of this? Can "an eye for an eye" be morally justified? Is there such a thing as a justified killing? Is all murder morally wrong? Is capital punishment ever morally or ethically permissible? If so, when and on what grounds? What types of crimes should be eligible for the death penalty? Why? Should euthanasia be permitted in cases of terminally ill patients? Can the killing of one conjoined twin be justified if it saves the life of the other conjoined twin? A pregnant mother is in a coma. Is it permissible to deliver the baby if the procedure is likely to kill the mother? Who should decide? Should abortion be permitted in cases where the mother's life is at risk? In what, if any, situations is abortion acceptable? Who should determine abortion regulations? Are first trimester abortions less "wrong" than second or third trimester abortions? If so, why? Is stem cell research ethical? Is media censorship ever justified? If so, on what grounds? Is there an argument that can justify killing an animal to eat meat when vegetarian options are readily available? Is it unethical to test on animals, even if the testing helps save human lives? What rights should be afforded to animals? On what basis? Are needle exchange programs ethical? Does this promote drug use? Is employee drug testing justified? What are the moral and ethical implications? Is affirmative action ethical? Is it a wealthy nation's moral obligation to help poorer nations? Should the wealthy be required to subsidize programs to aid the poor? Is there a moral or ethical obligation to recycle, green-build and take other pro-environment actions? What ethical obligation do people have when it comes to saving endangered species? Is it ethical to take measures to preserve an endangered species, even if this negatively impacts other species? Read more at Suite101: College Paper Topics for Ethics, Philosophy: Essay Ideas for a College Ethics or Philosophy Class | If you could balance on a tightrope, over what landscape would you walk? (University of Chicago) When individuals apply to attend the school of their dreams, many don't expect to be asked a simple, one-line essay question. However, the University of Chicago asks their students the tightrope question to not only have them address their potential fear of heights, but think creatively as well. Select a creative work a novel, a film, a poem, a musical piece, a painting or other work of art that has influenced the way you view the world and the way you view yourself. Discuss the work and its effect on you. (New York University) Many people have a few idols who have influenced them throughout their life, and this question from New York University simply asks applicants to elaborate on their role models. The question is also open to works of art, which can shape an individual's life and affect their decision to earn a postsecondary degree. You've just written a 300-page autobiography. Send us page 217. (University of Pennsylvania) Although this essay question is one line, applicants might need hundreds of words to fully provide an answer. An autobiography presumably covers in-depth details about an individual's life. Applicants who are answering the question must plan out which experiences would be worthwhile to tell to increase their chances of appealing to a college admissions official.

Are we alone? (Tufts University) Not all college application questions are open-ended, but this one from Tufts proposes a question that has been asked for centuries. Although there may be no definitive answer as to whether life exists elsewhere in the universe, applicants are asked to make their best attempt. Believers and skeptics alike are placed on the same playing field with this question, asking them to think outside of the box to reach a conclusion about one of the most daunting questions in science. Individuals can also interpret the question as an opportunity to examine their existence and identity. Attach a small photograph of something important to you and explain its significance. (Stanford) Pictures are worth a thousand words, and Stanford asks its applicants to submit a few hundred about one that has a special significance. Not all individuals are professional photographers, but people typically have an old picture lying around that captures a worthwhile memory. Elaborating on a photo can show college administrators what makes an applicant unique. How do you feel about Wednesday? (University of Chicago) Wednesday is commonly referred to as the hump of the week. After it passes, individuals can look forward to the weekend. However, not everyone shares the same opinion on the matter, and the University of Chicago asks individuals to provide details on their view of Wednesday. It may just be another day of the week, but for applicants, an extensive answer can increase the chances of acceptance.