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Fantastic Opinion Essays Topics: Look Forward to Success!

This list of opinion essays topics has been created to help get your essay project underway.

  1. "Success is the result of diligence and hard work. Becoming successful does not depend on luck." Is this a view you would agree with or disagree with? Your opinion should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  2. There are people who liked to have one or more companions with them when they travel while others are happier travelling on their own. In your essay, say what your preference is and support your thinking with sound reasons and specific examples.
  3. There is a saying that books are not the only source of learning. Consider first what one learns from books. Now compare and contrast this to what one learns through experience. What learning source do you think is best? Why do you think this?
  4. It is right for parents of older teenage children (i.e. those in the 15 – 18 age group) or some other grown-up relative to make decisions for these children on important matters. Indicate whether you agree with or disagree with this view and support your thinking with sound reasons and specific examples.
  5. There are a variety of reasons why people go to college or to university (e.g., to gain knowledge, prepare for careers, for the experience, etc.). For what reasons do you think people choose to acquire a higher level of education? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  6. While there are people who like getting up early every morning so that they can start their working day early, there are others who prefer not to get up until later and then go on working late into the night. Indicate your preference and support it with sound reasons and specific examples.
  7. College and university students tend to get involved in a lot of sporting activities. Therefore, would you agree that sports should be given the same funding as a college or university's library? Your opinion on this should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  8. Would you prefer to be employed by a small or large organization? Support your choice with sound reasons and specific examples.
  9. There is a view that children are best taught by their parents. Your views should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  10. Do you think that communicating with someone face-to-face is better than communicating with them by other means, e.g., by phone, email, or letter? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  11. These days the preparation of food is a lot easier. Has the way we live improved because of this? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  12. Do you believe, like some other people do, that succeeding in life involves taking chances or risks? Or, like a different group of people, do you think it is important to plan carefully in order to succeed? Your opinion should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  13. There are rumors that a large company wants to build a new factory in your neighborhood. What are the pros and cons of having this factory in the community you live in? Are you happy for this factory to be built or are you against it? Explain what your position is to your readers.
  14. What particular changes might make the city or town where you live more appealing to people your own age. Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  15. In the event you had the opportunity to change one aspect of the town or city you live in, what would that be? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  16. It is wrong to judge another person by their physical appearance. Indicate your agreement or disagreement with this statement in your essay. Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  17. Does television or movies influence the way people behave? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  18. You are aware that a business venture is planning to donate money to support either 1) an environmental protection project, or 2) artists and the arts. Which cause would you prefer to see receiving the money? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  19. The way friends and family members communicate has been negatively affected by television. Would you agree? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  20. It is reasonable for businesses to do everything possible to generate profit. Indicate your agreement or disagreement with this statement and support your opinion with sound reasons and specific examples.
  21. There are people who choose to live in small villages and towns while others prefer living in big cities. Which of these do you prefer? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  22. Do you believe, as some other people do, that the relevant government departments should allocate as much funding as they possibly can to projects dedicated to the exploration of outer space (e.g. Moon exploration and travel to other far-off planets)? Or do you belong to the group of people who feel this funding should be spent on the essential needs of people and projects here on Earth? Support your viewpoint with sound reasons and specific examples.
  23. There are some individuals who like to eat out whenever they can (e.g. at restaurants, in bars, at food stands, etc.) while others like to prepare their own meals and stay home. What is your preference? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  24. If given the opportunity, what item that represents your country would you send to an overseas exhibition? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  25. When people travel to new cities and other places, they often like to visit the museums in that place. In your opinion what attracts people to museums? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  26. There are people who are of the opinion that the government should invest whatever money is necessary on the purchase and/or development of information and communications technology. However, others believe that there are more basic and pressing issues in need of this investment. What do you think this money should be used for? Support your views with sound reasons and specific examples.
  27. Our neighbors are those individuals who live in our communities and nearby to us. What qualities do people need in order for you to consider them to be good neighbors? Your description of your ideal neighbor should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  28. It is time schools allowed students to assess or evaluate the people who teach them. Indicate whether such a policy would be agreeable or not to you. Support whatever stance you take with sound reasons and specific examples.
  29. A certain amount of people are of the opinion that class attendance should be mandatory for college and university students. Others think that students should be free to decide whether to go to classes or not. Which side of this argument do you support? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  30. There seems to be general agreement that society as a whole benefits from the contributions and work of those who belong to it. Consider the contribution that artists make to society and compare this to the contribution that scientists make. In your opinion, which of these contributions is more valued by society? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  31. It has come to your attention that there are plans to build a new hotel or restaurant near to where you live. Is this a plan you would welcome or object to and why? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  32. There is a need for you to take a journey from where you live to somewhere 64 kilometers (or 40 miles) away. Consider the types of transport available to you and compare each one to the other. Which transport method would be most likely to suit you? Your decision should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  33. There are individuals who feel that they would learn more by being self-taught while others believe that teacher-led classes are best. Which of these methods do you think is best? Use sound reasons and specific examples in your response.
  34. There are people who say that the most effective way to learn lessons to do with life is to listen to your friends and members of your family. Then there are others who think there is nothing to beat personal experiences when it comes to learning some valuable life lessons. Consider the two learning methods and compare them in terms of the advantages each method has to offer. Which method have you decided is best? Your conclusion(s) should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  35. In which area should a government spend the most money – improving existing roads, bridges, and highways or on providing better public transport in the form of trains, subways, buses, and so on? Where do you think the most money should be spent? Build your essay on sound reasons and provide specific examples.
  36. In the life of a young adult, it is their family that has the most vital influence on them. That is the opinion of one group of people. However, others believe that it is a youngster's friends who are most influential. Which of these views do you think is the most likely? Your opinion should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  37. There are people who like to spend a lot or the majority of their free time on their own. Then there are others who would prefer to have company whenever possible. Which of these groups do you belong to – being alone or being with other people? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  38. Each of us has a different learning style and different methods of learning. Some individuals learn more by actually doing something while others find it easier to tune-in when they listen to people talking about various things. Which learning style and/or method works well for you? Your explanation should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  39. In order to be an effective supervisor, manager, or other type of boss, what crucial qualities does an individual need? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  40. There are people who do not mind change and even relish new ways of doing things. Then there are those who do not like changing the habits they are accustomed to and would prefer things to stay as they are. Consider both these viewpoints, and after comparing them, decide which approach you find most comfortable. Say why.
  41. It is important for children to commence the formal part of their education at a very young age and, from there on, the majority of their time should be devoted to study. Do you agree with this view? Or do you belong to another group of people who believe that children should be allowed as much play time as possible when they are very young? Why have you chosen the position you are taking?
  42. Would you agree or not that it is possible to make decisions quickly or very slowly i.e. only after careful consideration. Additionally would you agree or not that hastily made decisions are often wrong. Your views should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  43. Generally speaking, people tend to live longer nowadays. What is causing this welcome phenomenon? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  44. Few people are ever satisfied with what they already have and are always looking for more or for something that is different. Indicate in your essay if you are in agreement or disagreement with this statement and support your thinking with sound reasons and specific examples.
  45. Which of these do you think is best for children: a) growing up in a busy city or b) growing up in the tranquil countryside? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  46. When it comes to deciding on which subjects to study, it could be said that literature and history are more important than mathematics and science. Your response to this statement should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  47. There are many countries where teenage students work as well as study. In your opinion, is this satisfactory? Your views should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  48. Young people have nothing they can teach to the older generation. Your response to this should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  49. Virtually every workplace employs different people – people of different backgrounds, color, race, religion, and so on. Name some characteristics that you think are important in colleagues. Your views should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  50. Should each school day be comprised of some amount of physical exercise? Or should students focus all day every day on academic subjects. Indicate your agreement or disagreement with this statement and support your opinion with sound reasons and specific examples.
  51. On some occasions, being truthful is not always a good option. Would you agree or not with this statement. Your views should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  52. Some youngsters spend a lot of their free time on sports practice. Discuss the benefits and downsides of this, and support your views with sound reasons and specific examples.
  53. Someone you know is moving to the area where you live. What are they likely to like or dislike about your city or town? Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  54. What would you invent if you had the opportunity to create some new thing? Support your ideas with sound reasoning and specific examples.
  55. Someone has told you that a shopping center is to be built near to where you live. Are you happy or unhappy about this news and why? Your views should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  56. As soon as they are capable of doing so, young children should be encouraged to help out with household chores. Indicate your agreement or otherwise in your essay, using sound reasoning and specific examples to support your thinking.
  57. Virtually everyone has to do something that is not to their liking every once in a while. Your response, indicating whether you agree with this statement or not, should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  58. Participating in and playing games is only fun when you are not losing. Indicate your agreement or otherwise in your essay using sound reasoning and specific examples to support your thinking.
  59. A friend has told you that your neighborhood may be getting a new cinema and theatre. Do you like or dislike this idea. Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  60. Being part of a group is much better than being leader of that group. Indicate your agreement or otherwise in your essay using sound reasoning and specific examples to support your thinking
  61. Consider this next statement and indicate in your essay whether you agree with it or not. Various media channels including newspapers, magazines, and television give excessive coverage to famous personalities i.e. celebrities, public representatives, etc., and particularly to their private lives. Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  62. Given the opportunity, what one significant change would you make or recommend making in a school you currently go to or previously attended? Support your idea(s) with solid reasoning and specific examples.
  63. There is a widely held belief that the activities of man are harming the Earth. Other people think that these activities improve the life of mankind. What do you think? Your views should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  64. Opinion is sometimes divided about how the school year should be broken up, with some believing that one very long break or vacation per year is better for students than a number of shorter vacations during the academic year. However, there are plenty people who say they prefer the latter option. Which arrangement do you think is best? Your response should be supported with solid reasons and specific examples.
  65. You have just heard about plans to build a new school in your neighborhood. Set out your views about this in your essay – i.e. whether you think it is a good or bad idea – and support these with sound reasons and specific examples.
  66. There is a view that advertising just encourages people to buy items they do not really need. There is another view that says advertisements are informative in that they let us know about a host of new inventions that have the potential to make our lives better or easier. Which side of this argument do you feel most strongly about? Your response should be supported with solid reasons and specific examples.
  67. The search for work, for a new home, a different community, and even the desire for a change in climate can cause people to move from place to place many times over the course of their lives. By contrast, other people live in the same house or locality for their entire lives. Use your essay to indicate whether you would like to move around a lot or stay in the same place. Use solid reasoning and specific examples to support your views.
  68. The school you go to has been gifted some money. How do you think your school's administrators should use this windfall? Your response should be supported with solid reasons and specific examples.
  69. You just received a cash gift of an amount sufficient to purchase a) some jewelry you have been hankering after for a while or b) to attend a concert you have dreamed about. State in your essay how you would spend your money and support your decision with reasoning and examples.
  70. Money should be spent as it is earned or it should be saved for a rainy day. Use sound reasoning and specific examples to indicate in your essay how you think earnings should be handled.
  71. When employers hire people, it should be for life. Indicate your views of this statement in your essay and support your response with solid reasoning and specific examples.
  72. You have to nominate an individual to teach other people how to do a specific task. Which of these three traits do you consider the most essential when choosing a candidate: 1) how educated the individual is, 2) the amount of relevant experience they have, 3) how good the individual's past work is. Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  73. Good leadership is needed in virtually every walk of life – in all areas of business, in all levels of school, and in every country. It is now up to you to select an area from these three and list the critical qualities a leader needs for this particular area. Explain the importance of these qualities in your essay and support your choices with sound reasoning and specific examples.
  74. Here are three modes of transport: 1) Airplane, 2) Automobile, and 3) Bicycle. Now, select one of these vehicles and describe to readers how its introduction in its time revolutionized the lives of people. As always, your response should be supported with sound reasoning and specific examples.
  75. People are often encouraged not to give up trying to achieve something they really want to achieve no matter what the obstacles. Your response should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples that show whether you agree or don't agree with this tenacious approach.
  76. There is no point in people who live in this moment in time trying to learn about past times. Show how you agree or disagree with this view in your essay using sound reasoning and specific examples.
  77. Excellence in a variety of fields is often recognized with awards, trophies, and prizes. But are these accolades of any real value. Your viewpoint should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  78. Participation in games is no less important for grown-ups than it is for young people. Your views on this statement should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  79. Humans really need housing, farming land, and industry to survive. Hence, is it fair to say that human need is greater than that of animals and that land should not be saved for animals, even those species that are endangered?. Your response should indicate your agreement or disagreement with this statement and it should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.
  80. The technology available today provides students with larger amounts of information rapidly and the tools to learn it rapidly. Your views on whether this statement is true or false should be supported with sound reasons and specific examples.

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