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THEME or QUESTION Engineering: In order to build a better bridge or

a better machine, you need to know about the


success and failure of past bridges and
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machines. This is actually 1
an important part of
To be successful in a field, you have to entering the field of engineering, so that
know the history of that field. students don't commit past failures.
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Art: Sometimes to write a really great novel or to
create a really innovative movie, the artist will
stop reading and watching movies in order to
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free his mind of other people's5ideas. The artist
aims for originality. And in art originality is
tantamount to success.
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Employees should be given the freedom
to work ours when they will be most EXAMPLE 1
productive, choosing their schedule for
the day.
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Ken Robinson: School tends to make kids less
creative by forcing them into an educational
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factories. School tells kids the answers and
doesn't cultivate creative thinking. Sit in rows,
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fall instructions, be 1
on time, group kids based
on age, and test them on their knowledge of
Formal education limits creativity. facts all leads to less creative kids.
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Formal education can be necessary to foster
creativity. It is the limits and structure of
classes, the deadlines, and peer pressure that
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be more creative, especially in
higher studies. The competition can lead to
very creative ideas.
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Some problems need to be solved
THEME or QUESTION immediately. The housing crisis created a
recession worldwide that required the
Federal Reserve, Congress, and the
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swiftly to bolster the
problems and not try to predicate what economy, create jobs, and prevent further
problems will exist in the future. disaster.
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Governments need to look ahead to predict
problems because sometimes society will
be worse off if they don't. Taking action to
reduce carbon dioxide emissions is a
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Take action5 now in order
to avoid a worldwide disaster in the future,
which will be much more costly.
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Science should only focus on research
that will benefit society.
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Technology does not deliver on its
promise of making our lives easier.
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THEME or QUESTION
S
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Parents should be teaching their kids
right and wrong, not schools.
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Government should not waste money on EXAMPLE 1


funding art, whether it be music,
theater, or dance.
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Societies as a whole are becoming less
violent.
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