1. What are the characteristics of an effective television newscaster? Explain. 2. Why are so many people over the age of twenty-one entering college? Discuss. 3. What could be done to make the public less hesitant to report crime? 4. Do Americans seem unable to relax in their leisure time? Discuss. 5. "Human rights" is a term frequently used but seldom defined. What rights should belong to every human being? Discuss. 6. Should American students be required to learn a second language? Why or why not? 7. Do you or your family support public television (the educational channels) either as viewers or contributors? Why or why not? 8. Are elementary and high schools adequately meeting the needs of their students? Discuss. 9. How do you account for the popularity of horror films? Discuss. 10. Robert Frost said, "We come to college to get over our littlemindedness." Discuss in relation to your own experiences. 11. In what ways has the availability of fast-food restaurants affected your eating habits? 12. What do you hope to accomplish within the next ten years? Explain. 13. Should college students be required to take physical education courses? Why or why not? 14. If you could ban anything in the world, what would it be and why? 15. Should prison inmates be allowed to take college courses? Explain why or why not. 16. If you were awarded an expense-paid trip to any one place in the world, where would you go? Why? 17. Do you think that you have the qualifications of a good parent? Discuss. 18. What do you consider the most important event of the past decade? Why? 19. If you were guaranteed a steadily improving standard of living (in terms of buying power, free time, quality of goods and services, etc.), would you be willing to give up your right to vote? Explain. 20. Jogging has become extremely popular. Explain why you jog or why you don't.
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