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  1. To understand the most important characteristics of a society, one must study its major cities. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. ============================================================================================================================= A society is formed by urban, sub-urban and rural areas. Each of these have there own contributions towards the society. The characteristics of a society can never be measured only from urban areas because the various characteristics of a society are distributed differently among different areas. To understand the important aspect of the culture of a society one often needs to find it in rural areas as in urban areas their will be a amalgam of cultures as people from different societies come and live there. To know the population index of a society, the overall population of the society and density in each area best justifies the study instead of studying just its major cities where it is densely populated. Lifestyle of a society is also an important characteristic of a society. To understand the lifestyle of a society one needs to study all the areas to understand the changes in lifestyle. But there are certain important aspects of a society which can be studied from its major cities. For example, economy of a society can best be studied from its major cities. Even then if the societies main economy is agriculture this condition holds false. An important characteristic of a society can best be studied by considering all the areas of the society as each and every area of a society plays its unique role in forming a society. The result of the study of a characteristic should give idea of an entire society rather than just its urban areas.
  2. Hello! I am an undergraduate, graduating in May 2020. I am currently looking into PhD programs and just received my GRE scores. I received a V160, Q153, and AW4.0. I was very surprised by my AW score because I had tested much higher on practice tests that had been graded, but overall I suppose it is reasonable. I was very nervous that day, trying not to panic, and was not very familiar with the topic presented. Still, I felt a little disheartened when I read the score. I didn't have my heart set on Ivy's so I am not too concerned about that, but I am concerned about getting into a R1 institution with this lower score. Is it worth trying to retake next month in hopes of it getting back before deadlines? Part of me feels that I should retake, but mostly I am in a place where standardized testing makes me so miserable that I should just go with what I have and hopefully any program worth going to will understand.
  3. Nations should pass laws to preserve any remaining wilderness areas in their natural state, even if these areas could be developed for economic gain. Write a response in which you discuss your views on the policy and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider the possible consequences of implementing the policy and explain how these consequences shape your position. A country ought to preserve its forest areas because forests are one of the most crucial resources of oxygen, ores and herbs; however, the economic conditions of a country can not be neglected. Many a time, to stabilize the economy, the government has to use some areas of the jungle. Firstly, it is very important to have at least 33% area for the forest in any country to have a stable ecosystem because according to World Health Organization (WHO), 33% forests are enough to replenish the oxygen into the environment. So, the government should make the rules and regulations for the preservation of wilderness areas of the country. Having good control over these areas help in the reduction of the extinction of the species. On the other hand, wilderness areas also provide the raw material for various businesses. For example, cotton for clothes, wood for furniture, and paper. After having such benefits from jungles, the government should work upon the implementation of the laws for saving forests. However, we cannot ignore the fact that without a good economical conditions a government cannot run the country. So in order to improve the economy, the Government has to utilize some areas of the Jungle. Because if there is not a good economical condition of a country then there is no sense of having a rich wilderness area. By doing this, the government is opening doors for various mines and oil refineries because according to ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Company, India) there are plenty of resources of crude oil in various wilderness area across the globe. But, we can not forget the fact that if we want a healthy life then at least the 33 % area of the land must be preserved for the jungle. So, A government must make a policy for the country in which it should allocate as much as land possible to the forests and if it requires some area for the economic development of the country then they only utilize the area which is needed and which should not decrease the forest area of the country lesser than 33%. If these policies were implemented successfully then there would be an equilibrium in the ecosystem as well as the government can utilize only some portion of the land which will help to leverage its economy. Finally, after analysing each factor the conclusion could be that the government should preserve the remaining forests and in an emergency, if required they should use some forest area.
  4. Prompt: To understand the most important characteristics of a society, one must study its major cities. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. I agree that the most important characteristics of a society come from its major cities. As you study the metropolitan area, there will be an abundance of factors that arise. For one, the city’s culture has a huge impact on the society as a whole. The prevalence of community plays another role. Lastly, society has much to do with the city’s economy. When we study a city’s culture, we can evaluate the various personalities, languages, and cuisines that are accepted within their society. Finding the most prevalent to the most limited tells us more about the society than we think. Learning how the city functions, for example how the majority of the population commute to the city, can determine a role of the society. Another way to learn about the society is to determine if there’s a well-built community. Community teaches us how society has progressed, more about the population making up the total society, and how to make it better. Lastly, the economy is usually built from major cities. How well the economy is doing plays a vital factor on how and why the society is the way it is. Learning the area that generates the most income tells us the future of the society. However, some societies are influenced by a group of rural areas. If the city doesn’t have a strong community, culture or economy, the outskirts could the be leading factor of one’s society. For example, the state of Georgia’s political standing has much to do with their society. The city of Atlanta has a difference viewpoint from the rest of the rural areas but the rural makes up the majority of the “society” in the state of Georgia. Furthermore, I would agree that in most places the city is where I’d start to dissect if I wanted to learn more about their society. There will be vast differences between major cities and the rural counterparts but the city is more likely to have fluctuations and progressive changes that shape the society.
  5. To understand the most important characteristics of a society, one must study its major cities. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ While it apparently makes sense to want to focus on major cities to understand the most important characteristics of a society, it may not help you to fully comprehend its workings, which are based on deeply held beliefs and ideas. It is true that bigger cities are melting pots of various cultures, bringing together people of diverse backgrounds, but, you will never understand the soul of the society, unless you understand its history and its roots. Culture in bigger cities or metropolitans become homogonised, if only superficially; people, especially those who moved to the bigger cities from small towns or villages, tend to change and evolve in order to fit in, but they never truly transform. Their beliefs and ideas of the world have already crystallized largely before they move to bigger cities, which become apparent once you probe a little deeper. On the surface, a large city will always appear to be more progressive and liberal. To really investigate and understand the spirit of a society, one needs to delve deeper into its soul: the vast expanse of rural hinterland and the small towns. Though you will witness some dying rituals and beliefs, on the whole, you will begin to understand the society more deeply through its history, its culture, its ideas of a nation, its founding fathers – needless to say, they didn’t just connect with the peoples of the bigger cities, but the whole of the country or society to bring about a revolution. It is vital to understand how a society eats, what it grows, what it wears, how it treats its women, what political ideology it espouses and so on and so forth. If and only if you witness and understand the problems the common man across a country from every part of the society faces and how he or she deals with it, will you appreciate it. The problems and lifestyle of the people in major cities will generally be starkly different from that of villages, which is why, I believe, one needs to observe the country or society as a whole to truly understand it.
  6. I’m applying to a mix of Ph.D. programs, about half of which are in Philosophy and the rest are in English/Literature. I imagine these programs will likely emphasize the Analytical Writing score more than other sections of the GRE, even though they will also expect a very good Verbal score. I took the GRE 4 years ago before applying to Master’s programs and received 161V/149Q/4.5AW. After retaking the GRE last month, I received 159V/147Q/5.5AW. (I'm quite devastated that a month of studying didn't improve my V & Q scores.) I am tempted to submit the newest scores, as they will have a recent date and will demonstrate, along with my Writing Sample, the strength of my writing skills. However, I would be devastated if rejected from programs because the Verbal score from that retake is below 85th percentile. Which scores would you suggest I submit? Would it make sense in my case to submit both scores, or do you think that might hinder my chances? Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
  7. Please evaluate my argumentative essay for the analytical writing section of the GRE. I'm particularly concern about the development and quality of my counterarguments. I will gladly return the favour! The current argument cites a survey of Mason City Residents' favourite recreational activities to support increasing the budget to clean the river and the annual riverside recreational facilities. The following argument, however, is flawed because it extrapolates the result of a survey to support a causal effect. Firstly, the water sports, swimming, boating, and fishing, all require different river conditions that the author fails to recognize. While the cleanness and hygiene of the river may improve following river maintenance, the condition of the river may still not be suitable for these activates. The author does not examine whether there are proper boating docks; attractive scenery; calm swimming conditions; or vibrant sea life conditions. In essence, the term "quality" undermines these necessary conditions to attract city residents to the river. Considering that the "quality" of the river is suitable for the conditions for the resident's favourite riverside recreations, they may still choose to enjoy these activities else where or in a minimal number of times. This analysis touches on the broad generalization of the survey. More specifically, the survey asks the residents to rank their "favourite" recreational activity. not how often they partake in their favourite recreational activity or where they prefer to partake in these activities. For many residents, boating and fishing may be a family affair where everyone has to interrupt their normal routine to set aside a time for a extended trip or longer excursion. Despite improving the quality and cleanliness of the river, the resident may still choose alternative rivers or lakes to partake in their favourite water activity. The argument also leaves many other unanswered questions about the relevance of the survey. The author attempts to relate the result of the surveys to public opinion that may have been circulating for years. While a survey, as irrelevant ask it may be, is representative of the residents, residential complaints may be the opinion of a few minorities or highly critical few. Therefore, the line of reasoning that cleaning the river will increase recreational activity is not consistent and therefore, unwarranted. The author's argument that increasing the budget for riverside recreational activities is a necessity since the improved quality of the river will attract the city residents is unwarranted.
  8. Hi guys, I am studying for the GRE and I recently wrote my first practice papers (in about 2 or 3 months) for the analytical writing section on the GRE. I was wondering if anyone would mind reading these essays over and critiquing me on what I can do to improve my writing and my GRE score. I am a lot more confident with my argument essay than I am with my issue essay. Thanks! Argument Essay Practice 1.docx Issue Essay Practice 1.docx
  9. Argument :- Woven baskets characterized by a particular distinctive pattern have previously been found only in the immediate vicinity of the prehistoric village of Palea and therefore were believed to have been made only by the Palean people. Recently, however, archaeologists discovered such a "Palean" basket in Lithos, an ancient village across the Brim River from Palea. The Brim River is very deep and broad, and so the ancient Paleans could have crossed it only by boat, and no Palean boats have been found. Thus it follows that the so-called Palean baskets were not uniquely Palean. Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument. My Essay :- Primarily the argument is based on the unwarranted assumption that no paleans could have crossed the Brim river by boat as there were no Palean boats found. This assumption is unwarranted as the paleans could have used other boat types apart from palean boats to move across the Brim River. Firstly the idea that woven baskets of distinctive pattern were made only by palean just because they were found in the immediate vicinity of the village has no proper basis. It could be that several other villages also produced woven baskets and they sold or traded it to people living in the immediate vicinity of Palea. This does not necessarily make the Palean baskets uniquely Palean. Had the statement mentioned that, the palean baskets were made by a particular material which is only available in the immediate vicinity of the village, it could be a supportive statement to the Baskets being unique to Palea. Also the statement mentions that there were no boats found that belonged to the paleans, and a conclusion was derived that no paleans had crossed the Brim River. For the Paleans to cross the Brim River it is not necessary for the Paleans to have a palean boat. They could have other boats that they must have used to cross the river. Also just because no palean boats were found in Lithos does not necessarily mean that no Palean baskets were given/shared with the people in Lithos. It could be that the Palean baskets were given for a price or traded for another item and then the Palean people left Lithos after the exchange. Another Possible scenario is that the Palean people could have forgotten some of their baskets before they returned home. If there had been a mention of Palean people having no other sources of getting a boat or they had not mingled with the people could make it possible that the Palean baskets were unique to Palea. Even then ambiguity still exists in the fact that people from lithos could come to Palea and buy the Palean baskets. This shows us that conclusions cannot be made from theory that doesn’t provide evidence to a particular fact. There could be several other possibilities that also needs to be justified.
  10. I have just started to practice analytical writing. This one is almost my first argument writing under time constrain. Please help me improve my writing by providing feedback. I dont mind negative feedbacks because they can even more direct you towards improvement. Also, I would appreciate ratings out of 6. Please do not hesitate to express your true opinions. Two years ago, radio station WCQP in Rockville decided to increase the number of call-in advice programs that it broadcast; since that time, its share of the radio audience in the Rockville listening area has increased significantly. Given WCQP's recent success with call-in advice programming, and citing a nationwide survey indicating that many radio listeners are quite interested in such programs, the station manager of KICK in Medway recommends that KICK include more call-in advice programs in an attempt to gain a larger audience share in its listening area. The author hastily concludes that radio station KICK in Medway should also include more call-in advice programs like radio station WCQP in Rockville: in an attempt to gain a larger audience share in its listening area. He draws this conclusion based on the analogy that WCQP was able, in two years, to increase significantly, its share of the radio audience in the Rockville. This argument is entirely disagreeable as it is rife with fallacies. At the first glance, the recommendation of the Manager of KICK seems cogent but with a meticulous analysis, it’s validity undermines. Firstly, the manager has not studied about what else are the factors of increase of share of WCQP except the in-call advice program. There might be lots of other interesting programs available for all the age-groups in WCQP which might be the core reason of its popularity. So, only introducing in-call program does not guarantee the KICK, it’s increase in share. Secondly, the manager has no statistical or numerical data about the popularity of other radio stations on which he is based to draw his conclusion. He uses ambiguous terms like nationwide and many which I think should be clear – which specific places, respective population and respective popularity of the stations. Then, on the basis of which he could formulate plans. Just because other stations in the nation in the other places became successful because of introduction of call-in programs does not mean that it will be fruitful for the KICK as it listeners can have different taste. Finally, the manager assumes that no promotion campaign was done by WCQP and therefore, KICK also does not need to do one. Perhaps, more than call-in program had played role in increasing share of WCQP, the advertisement played greater role. In a nutshell, he needs to study about what other factors were the reason for increasing share of WCQP, should draw his conclusion on the basis of statistical data about population and popularity and also must research on others things like how advertisement can play role or if advertisement is indispensable for the goal. Therefore, for this argument to be true or unanimous, the manager should gather sufficient evidences from exhaustive research and adopt apt assumptions.
  11. To understand the most important characteristics of a society, one must study its major cities. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. Studying the major cities of a society is an effective way to understand that society's most important characteristics. Large cities tend to shape culture at large, and it is because of this heavy influence that examining these cities as microchasms of society can be so effective. Large cities are able to influence the political leanings of populations in other parts of a society. For example, in the United States, New York City and San Francisco are two cities that, despite the vast array of political opinions reflected in their populations, tend to lean left on the political spectrum. This, in effect, exhibits a large pull on the rest of their respective states, in terms of population size and the electoral college when presidential elections roll around. A major city's economy is also indicative of how the larger society treats wealth. If a city has a large wealth disparity, it can be inferred that the society as a whole may not value the most economically marginalized among them. It can also be indicative of larger societal policies that, as a whole, affect that society's economy. For example, the San Francisco Bay Area has one of the largest homeless populations in the nation while also boasting some of the richest homeowners in the nation, given the sky-high costs of houses in the area. This provides a glimpse into a larger societal attitude that values capitalist profit at the expense of those at the bottom rung of the financial ladder. If one examines the variety of large cities in the United States, however, one will find a wide range of housing costs and rates of homelessness, which also speaks to the economic diversity of American society. Finally, the current state of a given society is reflected in the leisurely activities that those in large cities partake in. For example, from a large city that boasts a vibrant tourist industry and nightlife, it can be inferred that the society at large is at peace – not at war – and that all is well. A large city in North Korea, however, would show the opposite of this and would reflect the state of the nation. In some cases, however, large cities may not always necessarily reflect the larger society. For example, if one were to examine Manila, Philippines or Cape Town, South Africa apart of from the rest of the country, one may falsely infer that, as a whole, the Philippines or South Africa is what would be considered a first-world country, as opposed to a third-world country. The reality, however, is that the state of these cities are heavily influenced by other factors including, but not limited to: tourism, higher concentrations of wealthy individuals, and economies that do not extend their effects to other parts of their respective societies. This is where examining a larger sample size of large cities in that society may be helpful. Thus, by studying a society's major cities, one can develop of a good sense of that society's most important characteristics. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Woven baskets characterized by a particular distinctive pattern have previously been found only in the immediate vicinity of the prehistoric village of Palea and therefore were believed to have been made only by the Palean people. Recently, however, archaeologists discovered such a "Palean" basket in Lithos, an ancient village across the Brim River from Palea. The Brim River is very deep and broad, and so the ancient Paleans could have crossed it only by boat, and no Palean boats have been found. Thus it follows that the so-called Palean baskets were not uniquely Palean. Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument. In order to evaluate the argument that the so-called Palean baskets were not uniquely Palean, it is necessary to obtain evidence of whether or not the Palean people migrated, whether or not trade took place across the river, and what constitutes a Palean boat, as opposed to a boat from another village or culture. If such evidence were to emerge, it would weaken the argument that these baskets were not uniquely Palean. In order to make the above argument, one must have evidence of how long the Palean people had been residing on their side of the Brim River and of whether or not they were once a nomadic people. If evidence was found that the Palean people were nomadic prior to their settling down in the village of Palea, the above argument would be weakened by the possibility that the Palean people may have migrated from across the river. The argument asserts that the village of Palea was prehistoric, so if the Palean people were indeed nomadic, it is unknown whether or not they crossed the river before it became as deep as it currently is or perhaps before it even formed. The assumption that the Palean people have always been on the same side of the Brim River may be a faulty one, and any evidence of their travels as a people would weaken that argument. Furthermore, evidence regarding what trade was like at the time is necessary. The argument claims that boats identified as Palean have been found but makes no mention of whether or not boats from other villages or cultures have been discovered in the Brim River. Evidence of other boats, documents recording trade histories, or artifacts discovered in Palea that are distinctly of another culture would indicate that trade and communication did indeed occur across the Brim River. The argument could then be made that the baskets are indeed uniquely Palean, but were simply found across the river due to trade. This, in effect, would weaken the original argument that claims that the baskets are not unique to Palean culture. Lastly, as alluded to in the prior paragraph, the argument states that “no Palean boats have been found”. In order to support this argument, one would have to describe and explain what exactly would make a boat distinctly Palean as opposed to a boat being from a nearby village or from across the river. If such evidence of what a Palean boat was like were to emerge, it could support the argument that because no such boats were found in the river, the Paleans never crossed. This is problematic, however, for two reasons. First, even if the Paleans never crossed, that fact would not exclude the possibilities of other villages crossing over to the Palean side and taking Palean goods back to their own respective villages. Second, the only way to describe what a Palean boat would look like were if there were boats discovered in the river to begin with. Merely saying that “no Palean boats have been found” is insufficient, as the proponent of the argument would have to clarify whether or not boats, in general, were found, or if no boats unique to Palean culture were found. Thus, evidence consisting of either migration of a nomadic people, a vibrant trade economy, or the existence of boats from other cultures is necessary to sufficiently examine the argument that said baskets were not uniquely Palean.
  12. Hi! I recently took the GRE for the second time. My Quantitative score was bad (which was expected). I was in the 98th percentile for Verbal, but I got a 2.5 for AW. That's the 7th percentile! I got a 3 AW score the last time I took the GRE. I am planning on going for a Masters in Art History, and possibly eventually a PhD in History. I majored in both in undergrad... writing is what I do. The score is illogical to me. I graduated from U of Michigan with High Honors for a thesis in the Art History department. I was constantly commended by my professors for my writing skill. I studied for the GRE through Magoosh, and thought that I understood what the essay readers were looking for. I can't figure out the discrepancy. Is it worth shelling out the $55 for a re-score? In your experience, how heavily is the AW score weighted? I'm a poor standardized test taker in general (my ACT score of 28 was technically not enough to get into U of M, yet the rest of my application sufficed). I feel pretty confident about my GPA, CV, letters of rec, and statements of purpose, so do you think my GRE score would be enough to prevent me from getting into my programs? I'm planning to apply to U Penn, Columbia, Yale, and possibly the Ecole du Louvre and U of M. Thanks!
  13. Prompt: To understand the most important characteristics of a society, one must study its major cities. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. Response: To address this statement, we must first determine what are “the most important characteristics” of a society. Do those characteristics lie in the inherent values upon which that society has been founded? Or do they, in fact, represent the objective realities of that society today? In this essay, I will consider both of these aspects—that is, moral/ aspirational values vs. objective/ pragmatic realities— in order to argue that the city (or cities) cannot serve as a macrocosm by which to understand a larger society as those cities are but isolated and singular aspects of that society or country as a whole. In the case of America, let us first consider the city of New York. New York City is an anomoly with respect to demographics, wealth, and infrastructure. The people are diverse and divergent and dynamic; all hues and histories mingle and coexist. Wealth is disproportionately distributed and conditional, contingent upon legacy and access. And the city itself is paved with cement and punctuated by spires that pierce the sky and reflect the light of the sun with irridescent windows; those reflections blind the naked eye and demand that its urban inhabitants look down and away. Is that the reality of America? In San Francisco, the former bohemian vanguard, the people meander around their victorian abodes paying thousands of dollars to share an apartment with four other roommates—if they can afford it. Most often, now, they wear hoodies and belong to the burgeoning tech industry, and if they are not part of that growing majority, then they flee the city like refugees into the barely cheaper enclaves of Oakland and San Jose. Is that the reality of America? In Washington D.C., the nexus of freedom and American ideals, African Americans live in disenfranchised neighborhoods overshadowed by the towering building of whiteness, the White House. This city is the capital, but it is singular in its existence. It is the home of governement and the consolidation of power — it is the democratic ideal. Is that the reality of America? And outside of those cities, where are the people and what is the land? In the country, trees outnumber the metal spires of New York; the people are more concerned with their day-to-day jobs and responsibilities to their communities rather than the tech-focused innovations of San Francisco; and the idea of democracy and an active federal government is not so prevalent or felt or enforced as it is in Washington D.C. These three cities function here solely as examples of distinct personalities which do contribute to a composite American identity, but do not define it. The nebulous countryside is what fills in the gaps and spaces between these cities, and it is the country that reflects the original ideals of the American dream—that is, land and autonomy and equality through that self-reliance. American cities, rather, reflect the pragmatic reality of America as it is today, driven by a lust for business and wealth, bedazzled by the technical forces that exist beyond and without us, and overshadowed by a government that claims to act in the people’s interest but still remains focused only on certain people of interest. I would argue that the most important characteristics of America are freedom, ownership, and self-reliance, and through the burgeoning of these cities, those ideals have been eclipsed. If we were to look only at America’s major cities, we would see dreams unfulfilled, wealth concentrated in the 1%, and a veiled truth.
  14. Argument: Several charitable organizations in Pleasantvillle provide opportunities for teenagers to engage in community service. These organizations have a great need for volunteers, but in recent years, the number of teenager volunteers has significantly declined. The Pleasantville school board should take measures to increase the number of volunteers. teachers, parents, and other community members agree that is important for young people to learn the value of community service. requiring high school students to engage in community service would provide much-needed assistance to worthy local charities and would also help young people understand the importance of giving back to their community. for this reason, the Pleasntville school board should institute a program requiring students of Pleasantvillle high school to complete 40 hours of community service prior to graduation. Write a response in which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Be sure to explain how the argument depends on the assumptions and what the implications are if the assumptions prove unwarranted. Response: Now a days, teenagers have more responsibilities and less leisure time and should not have another requirement of completing 40 hours of community service on their backs, limiting other important necessities they may have. Teenagers are very involved in sports, prepping for college in all sorts of ways and some even have jobs. Instead they should be given the choice but shown the importance of why and let them choose. High school is a tough time for teenagers. They are trying to balance school, sports, jobs and more. They may or may not have time to take part in social media. Although charity is important and builds character, they need to be taught that character first and be able to choose if they want make a good decision or not. College is competitive meaning students are doing all they can to get accepted. This includes taking accredited college courses in High school, performing in sports or extra curricular activities, working to build their resume and studying for the SAT(a test for students to be accepted into college). Teenagers may be more stressed if they are pushed into another responsibility. This may also cause teenagers rebel, push them over the limit or quit because it is too much to handle. Instead of forcing the teens into community service, the School Board should educate them on the importance of community service. One way they can do this is to use the ongoing motivation of getting into college as a booster with the idea that more community service can get increase their chances of getting into a good school. They can also educate them on time management so they can inevitably fit in some volunteer hours. Also incentives such as extra credit to the students who perform the most community service could also motivate the teenagers. Educating them, instead of pushing them into it can be more beneficial because it can build the students character by choosing a non-selfish decision and it can also create a more positive attitude among the students instead of the community service becoming a drag or time waster in their naive minds. Overall, the school board should not force students into 40 hours of community service due to teenagers busy schedule and for their mental health of not feeling overwhelmed but instead enlighten them about the option of participating in it. There are always alternative and positive ways into getting more participants in community service than to negatively push them into it. Some students may be able to juggle it all while other teenagers can not add anymore to their plate of responsibilities.
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