Are the Web Filters at Your School Too Restrictive? Does Technology in the Classroom Ever Get in the Way of Learning? Should Tablet Computers Become the Primary Way Students Learn in Class?
Should There Be More Educational Video Games in School? Is Online Learning as Good as Face-to-Face Learning? How Would You Feel About a Computer Grading Your Essays?
Does Reading a Book Count More Than Listening to One?
Who Are the Characters That Authors Should Be Writing About? Are Shortened Versions of Classic Adult Literature Right for Young Children? Do You Prefer Your Children’s Book Characters Obedient or Contrary?
Do Violent Video Games Make People More Violent in Real Life?
What Current Musicians Do You Think Will Stand the Test of Time? What Artists or Bands of Today Are Destined for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? What Musician, Actor or Author Should Be a Superstar, but Hasn’t Quite Made It Yet? If Football Is So Dangerous to Players, Should We Be Watching It? Should There Be Stricter Rules About How Coaches Treat Their Players? Should What You Say on Facebook Be Grounds for Getting Fired? Would You Be Willing to Pay for Facebook or Google in Exchange for Your Privacy? Should People Be Allowed to Obscure Their Identities Online? " class="css-1m50asq" src="https://static01com/images/2014/12/16/opinion/rfdgendertoys-LN2/rfdgendertoys-article Large.jpg? quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale" src Set="https://static01com/images/2014/12/16/opinion/rfdgendertoys-LN2/rfdgendertoys-article Large.jpg? quality=90&auto=webp 600w,https://static01com/images/2014/12/16/opinion/rfdgendertoys-LN2/rfdgendertoys-jumbo.jpg? quality=90&auto=webp 1024w,https://static01com/images/2014/12/16/opinion/rfdgendertoys-LN2/rfdgendertoys-super Jumbo.jpg? quality=90&auto=webp 2048w" sizes="((min-width: 600px) and (max-width: 1004px)) 84vw, (min-width: 1005px) 60vw, 100vw" item Prop="url" item ID="https://static01com/images/2014/12/16/opinion/rfdgendertoys-LN2/rfdgendertoys-article Large.jpg? Do Parents Have Different Hopes and Standards for Their Sons Than for Their Daughters? Is There Too Much Pressure on Girls to Have ‘Perfect’ Bodies? How Much Pressure Do Boys Face to Have the Perfect Body? This list of 401 prompts (available here in PDF) is now our third iteration of what originally started as 200 prompts for argumentative writing, and it’s intended as a companion resource to help teachers and students participate in our annual Student Editorial Contest. So scroll through the hundreds of prompts below that touch on every aspect of contemporary life — from social media to sports, politics, gender issues and school — and see which ones most inspire you to take a stand. And visit our related list as well: 650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing._________Social Media and Smartphones1. Each question comes from our daily Student Opinion feature, and each provides links to free Times resources for finding more information. And for even more in-depth student discussions on pressing issues like immigration, guns, climate change and race, please visit our fall 2016 Civil Conversation Challenge.