GMAT AWA List: Analysis of an Issue, Preparation for Week 1.

All those who are  preparing for GMAT can practice for their first week, the following list of first 7 AoIs from OG 12:

1. In some countries, television and radio programmes are carefully censored for offensive language and behaviour. In other countries, there is little or no censorship.”

In your view, to what extent should government or any other group be able to censor television or  radio programmes? Explain, giving relevant reasons and/ or examples to support your position.

2. “It is unrealistic to expect individual nations to make, independently, the sacrifices necessary to conserve energy. International leadership and worldwide cooperation are essential if we expect to protect the worl’s energy resources for future generations.”

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/ or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.

3. “Corporation and other businesses should try to eliminate the many  ranks and salary  grades that classify employees according to their experience and expertise. A “flat” organisational structure is more likely to encourage collegiality and co-operation among employees.”

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/ or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.

4. “Of all the manifestations of power, restraint in teh use of that power impresses people most.”

* Manifestations:apparent signs or indicators

Explain what you  think this quotation means and  discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with it. Develop your position with reasons and/ or specific examples drawn from history, current events, or your own  experience, observations, or reading.

5. “All groups and organisations should function as teams in which everyone makes decisions and shares responsibilities and duties. Giving one person central authority and responsibility for a project task is not an effective way to get work  done.”

To what extent do you agree or disagree with  the opinion expressed above? Support your views with reasons and/ or specific examples drawn form your own work or school experiences, your observations, or your reading.

6. “There is only one definition of success – to be able to spend your life in your way.”

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this definition of success? Support your position by using reasons and examples from your reading, your oen  experience, or your observation of others.

7. “The best way to give advice to other people is to find out what they want and then advice them how to attain it.” 

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations or reading.

For the preparation for week 2, wait till post on the topic for Week 2.

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