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What is the best way to study?
Short-term study skills
Use visual and audio aids
Visual and audio aids are the most valuable tools for study.
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Is history important?
History is important
History helps us understand ourselves
By studying our cultural and ancestral history, we can gain an insight into ourselves.
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Is history important?
History is important
History gives us a framework in which to shape our lives
Exemplary examples of government, culture, and tech help shape our lives in the present and pave the way for the future.
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Is history important?
History is not important
Studying history does not prepare students for their careers
The time spent on studying history could be better used for taking courses which will further students' careers.
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Is history important?
History is not important
History distracts from the present and future
Studying history distracts us from living and learning in the present, and planning and preparing for the future.
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What is the best way to study?
Short-term study skills
Cramming
Cramming the night before a test is the most effective way to study.
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What is the best way to study?
Short-term study skills
Form study groups
Forming short-term study groups before big tests is the best way to study.
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What is the best way to study?
Long-term study skills
Be organized
Having all materials and your workspace environment organized is the best way to study.
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What is the best way to study?
Long-term study skills
Review notes after class
The best method of study is to take copious notes and review them after each class.
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What is the best way to study?
Long-term study skills
Complete all assignments
Completing every assignment over the course of the entire school year is the best method of study.
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Is history important?
History is important
History helps us understand the present
By studying historical trends in culture and the economy, we can develop a better understanding of the present.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is useful, but not necessary
Grammar is useful only in some forms of communication
Learning grammar is helpful for learning how to read and write, but it is pointless for learning how to speak effectively.
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Does multiculturalism help societies?
Yes, multiculturalism allows for a melting pot of cultures
Multiculturalism builds knowledge
Many cultures compile their own stockpile of knowledge, whether it be old wives' tales or medicinal tricks. With multiculturalism, many more people would have these valuable tips at their disposal.
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Is history important?
History is not important
History is just rote memorization of dates and facts
Students do not retain history lessons because they are bored with memorizing dates and facts which will never be useful in their daily lives.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is not important
Studying grammar is not helpful in learning foreign languages
Studying grammar will not help one to speak fluently in another language. Only through practice in speaking the language can one acquire it.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is not important
Studying grammar is a waste of time
The time spent on learning grammar could be better spent on more essential language skills, such as practice in reading, writing, speaking, and giving/receiving feedback.
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What are the themes of The Great Gatsby?
The Great Gatsby is about love
The Great Gatsby is about Nick Carraway exploring his sexuality
Throughout the novel, Nick was involved in suggestive scenes with both men and women but did not have a lasting romantic relationship with anyone. This serves as a nod to his journey in exploring his sexuality.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is important
Grammar helps us to communicate more effectively
Proper grammar is important in helping us to communicate and understand one another. Sentence structure is important in speaking, reading, and writing.
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What is the best way to study?
There is no best study method
Every student learns differently
Every student learns differently, so each individual must come up with their own study methods which resonate with their unique needs and learning styles.
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Is history important?
History is important
"Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it."
"Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it," a variation on the famous quote by George Santayana, is often used as an argument in favor of studying history.
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What are the themes of The Great Gatsby?
The Great Gatsby is about death
Myrtle Wilson's death is one of the main themes of the Great Gatsby
The death of Myrtle Wilson triggered other tragic events.
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What are the themes of The Great Gatsby?
The Great Gatsby is about social class
Jay Gatsby's rise to wealth and popularity shows that social class is the theme of the Great Gatsby
Gatsby started as a "penniless young man" then grew in wealth and society.
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What are the themes of The Great Gatsby?
The Great Gatsby is about love
The Great Gatsby is about Jay Gatsby's love for Daisy Buchanan
Jay Gatsby is only motivated by his love for Daisy Buchanan.
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What are the themes of The Great Gatsby?
The Great Gatsby is about death
Jay Gatsby’s death is symbolic of the demise of the great American dream.
The American dream expounds that through hard-work anyone can find success and happiness. However, when Gatsby died, he eliminated this possibility for all the characters. Nick lost his ties with the elite, Daisy lost her opportunity to find true love, and ultimately Gatsby’s death ushered the death of the American dream.
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What are the themes of The Great Gatsby?
The Great Gatsby is about social class
Jay Gatsby's parties symbolize the shallowness of the upper class in The Great Gatsby
Gatsby's parties were the hub for upper-class society. He throws huge weekly parties with many upper-class attendees, but has next-to-no friends; no one knows anything about him or how he came by his money and he does not seem inclined to share this information with anyone. It shows the shallowness of the upper-class and the fact that they are obsessed with wealth.
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Have emojis changed the world?
No, the impact of emojis is limited to communication.
Emojis have contributed to lower levels of literacy.
2018 Google study showed that more than 33% of UK adults held them responsible for perceived degradation of the English language.
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Should the U.S. mandate year-round education?
Yes, the U.S should have year-round education
Students will retain information longer with year-long schooling
When it comes to learning and retaining information, students who attend year-round schools have nothing to lose and much to gain.
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Should the U.S. mandate year-round education?
Yes, the U.S should have year-round education
Year-round schooling will bridge the achievement gap for minority students and students with disabilities
Minority students, students who speak English as a second language, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities are the most affected by the summer fallback.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is important
Learning grammar should be a priority
Grammar is the foundation of any language. More time should be spent at the fundamental level of any subject in order to build a proper base upon which to learn the higher level skills.
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What are the themes of The Great Gatsby?
The Great Gatsby is about the American dream
The Great Gatsby is about The Roaring Twenties
The Roaring Twenties was a time of wealth, glamour, and having a high social status.
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What are the themes of The Catcher in the Rye?
The Catcher in the Rye is about mental illness
Holden Caulfield is depressed
Holden Caulfield displays multiple symptoms of depression.
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What are the themes of The Catcher in the Rye?
The Catcher in the Rye is about mental illness
"Where do the ducks go when the pond freezes over?"
Holden Caulfield frequently asks this question to avoid his problems.
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What are the themes of The Catcher in the Rye?
The Catcher in the Rye is about death
Allie Caulfield
Holden Caulfield is still grieving over the death of his younger brother, Allie.
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What are the themes of The Catcher in the Rye?
The Catcher in the Rye is about sexuality
Holden Caulfield hires a prostitute
In chapter 13, Holden accepts an offer from an elevator operator to have a prostitute sent to his hotel room. Before she arrives, Holden contemplates his history of failed sexual experiences. When he is unable to have sex, he gets angry and frustrated and blames Sunny for making him depressed.
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What are the themes of The Catcher in the Rye?
The Catcher in the Rye is about sexuality
Mr. Antolini
Holden Caulfield has a questionable encounter with his former teacher, Mr. Antolini.
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What are the themes of The Catcher in the Rye?
The Catcher in the Rye is about morality
Everyone is a phony
Holden Caulfield is disgusted with the fakeness of society.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is useful, but not necessary
Grammar should be a supplement, not a requirement
While learning grammar can be useful, it should not take up a bulk of students' time because the time could be better spent on more important communication skills. Instead, grammar should be taught only when spare time is found, or even as an elective course.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is useful, but not necessary
Studying grammar gives us insight, but doesn't teach communication
We can learn many things about our language and others by learning grammar, but grammar does not teach us how to communicate with one another. Language enthusiasts may find it fascinating, but it is nonessential to students in general.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is important
Grammar helps us to learn foreign languages
Understanding our own grammar is essential for learning and adapting to the grammar of other languages. Learning a foreign language's proper sentence structure will help one in forming sentences that are clear and understandable to speakers of said language.
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Should the U.S. mandate year-round education?
No, the U.S should not have year-round education
Year-round schooling disrupts “family time” and finances
Having a year-round schedule rather than an extended summer break can be disruptive both for parents and students.
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Should the U.S. mandate year-round education?
No, the U.S should not have year-round education
Time off in the summer is vital for development
Some childhood-development experts believe that, particularly when it comes to younger students, time off in the summer months is a vital component of healthy development.
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Should schools be able to ban books?
Yes, schools should be able to ban books
School books should be banned if they promote hate speech
Hate speech is the public speech that expresses hate or encourages violence towards a person or group based on something such as race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. School is the place for young adults to get education and should not be manipulated to be a platform to disseminate hate and violence.
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Does the marketplace of ideas work?
No, the marketplace of ideas does not work
The marketplace of ideas is now irrelevant
The marketplace of ideas is no longer relevant. The concept served its purpose; to raise the issue of government accountability.
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Does the marketplace of ideas work?
No, the marketplace of ideas does not work
The marketplace of ideas protects and sustains an intellectual oligopoly
An unregulated market of ideas disproportionately benefits a select few. In this way it supports social hierarchy and prevents those at the bottom from changing their circumstances.
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Does the marketplace of ideas work?
No, the marketplace of ideas does not work
The marketplace of ideas assumes an empathetic fallacy
The idea falsely assumes that making emotional arguments is enough to change people's minds on an issue. This is simply incorrect.
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Does the marketplace of ideas work?
No, the marketplace of ideas does not work
The marketplace of ideas has a naive view of social progress
If it worked, society would not repeat its mistakes. That alone is proof that the idea has no legs to stand on.
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Should schools be able to ban books?
No, schools should not be able to ban books
Books can be our best teachers
There is an abundance of information we can learn from reading.
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should not be taught in schools
Sex education makes teenagers more promiscuous
A comprehensive sex education program will make teenagers more promiscuous.
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should not be taught in schools
Sex education should not be taught in schools because every child is different
Children and teenagers develop at different rates. You cannot apply a one-size-fits-all approach to sex education.
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should be taught in schools
Nobody gets left behind
Teenagers are always going to have sex. By putting sex education on a curriculum, no child gets left behind and is left vulnerable, without the knowledge to make informed decisions and protect themselves.
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should be taught in schools
Sex education reduces pregnancies and STDs
In countries where comprehensive sex education (not just abstinance-only programs) are on the curriculum, unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted disease rates fall.
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should be taught in schools
Sex education promotes healthy living
We teach the importance of exercise, a healthy diet, and good oral hygiene in schools. Why wouldn't we also teach good practices for sexual health?
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should be taught in schools
Sex education creates a more inclusive environment
A comprehensive sex education program that includes LGBTQ+ relationships helps make schools more inclusive.
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should not be taught in schools
Sex education is an assault on spirituality
A comprehensive sex education program in schools violates some religious principles.
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What are the themes of The Great Gatsby?
The Great Gatsby is about wealth
The Great Gatsby is about old money vs. new money
Characters are defined by having old money or new money, even dividing what neighborhood they live in: East Egg or West Egg.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is not important
Grammar does not need to be taught because it is intuitive
We already learn proper grammar simply through language acquisition. By practicing reading, writing, and speaking, we learn better how to hone our skills to become more effective at communication. Studying grammar only impedes student progress.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is not important
Changes in language are not bad grammar
Language is constantly evolving. Legitimate changes in the way we speak and the words we use are often incorrectly labeled as "bad grammar." This is incorrect; we simply need language to adapt to suit our current needs.
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What are the themes of The Great Gatsby?
The Great Gatsby is about the American dream
The Great Gatsby is about materialism
The American dream is about buying items that display wealth.
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What are the themes of The Catcher in the Rye?
The Catcher in the Rye is about death
Holden Caulfield's suicidal thoughts
Holden displays intense emotion and turbulent behavior throughout the novel, suggesting he is deeply discontented and depressed. As a result, he routinely says that he must commit suicide and often fantasizes about it.
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What are the themes of The Catcher in the Rye?
The Catcher in the Rye is about innocence and childhood
Phoebe Caulfield
Holden Caulfield tries to protect the innocence of his younger sister, Phoebe.
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What are the themes of The Catcher in the Rye?
The Catcher in the Rye is about innocence and childhood
Jane Gallagher
Holden Caulfield is worried about the innocence of his childhood friend, Jane Gallagher.
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What are the themes of The Catcher in the Rye?
The Catcher in the Rye is about sexuality
Holden Caulfield's sexuality is a notable theme in The Catcher in the Rye
Throughout the Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield is struggling with his sexuality and has trouble establishing physical relationships. He is unable to clearly differentiate between the emotional responses related to being intimate and having sex.
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Who should bear the cost of public tertiary education?
Tertiary education should be funded wholly by the government
The equity of no-cost education
For some, the cost of tertiary education is a barrier to entry that can be removed through increased funding.
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Who should bear the cost of public tertiary education?
Tertiary education should be funded wholly by the government
Endowment funding
Some public tertiary education systems have accounts with as much as $30.9 billion that are seldom used.
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Who should bear the cost of public tertiary education?
Tertiary education should be subsidized by the government
Risk sharing
Splitting the responsibility of paying back student loans between institutions and students may help regulate the cost of public tertiary education, keeping it affordable to all.
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Who should bear the cost of public tertiary education?
Tertiary education should be subsidized by the government
The student loan incentive
Student loans benefit society in the long run by incentivising graduates.
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Who should bear the cost of public tertiary education?
Tertiary education should be subsidized by the government
The sustainability of affordable education
Subsidizing education would help alleviate economic barriers without exhausting government funds.
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Should schools be able to ban books?
Yes, schools should be able to ban books
Children should not read about mature content
Children should not be exposed to topics such as substance abuse, violence, and sex at a young age.
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Does the marketplace of ideas work?
The marketplace of ideas does not exist
Bias exists in every public forum
No environment exists free from bias. Therefore the very assumption it is based upon is flawed.
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should not be taught in schools
Sex education is a waste of valuable class time
Classroom time would be better spent on subjects that parents can't teach effectively.
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should not be taught in schools
Sex education allows teachers to promote an agenda
Many educators have their own personal views on matters like contraceptives, abortion and LGBTQ+ matters. Sex education in schools allows them to push this agenda on children and teens.
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should not be taught in schools
Sex education leaves teens vulnerable to sexual assault
The way sex education is taught in a school setting leaves young adults vulnerable to sexual exploitation.
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should not be taught in schools
Why teach instinct?
Humans have managed perfectly well for millennia without formal sexual instruction. Why teach something that is innate?
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should be taught in schools
Teachers are better educators
Teachers have committed their lives to educating children and teens. They can communicate far more effectively than parents.
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Should sex education be taught in schools?
Sex education should be taught in schools
Parents want sex education in schools
When polled, parents usually support making comprehensive sex education classes part of the curriculum.
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This page was last edited on Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 14:46 UTC