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Creative Title For 9-11 Essay Prompts For High School

Wordle.netA Wordle word cloud of the text in the 150 Student Opinion questions listed below.

For almost two years now, we’ve posted a fresh Student Opinion question every weekday.

Each question was originally inspired by something in that week’s New York Times, and all of them are still open to comment by anyone between the ages of 13 and 25.

Teachers tell us they use them as “bell-ringers,” as inspiration for lessons, as jumping-off points for student research and journalism, or just to help students practice writing persuasively and responding to others around the world. (We don’t allow last names, and we read each and every comment ourselves before we make it public, so it’s a pretty civil, and safe, place to post.)

Below, 150 questions we’ve asked since January — with bonus links at the end to 95 more. Tell us how you’ll use them.


  1. Do You Know People Who Cheat on High-Stakes Tests?
  2. What Five Living People Should Be on the New Postage Stamps?
  3. Are the Web Filters at Your School Too Restrictive?
  4. What Famous Landmarks Have You Visited?
  5. Do Boys Have Less Intense Friendships Than Girls?
  6. How Impulsive Are You?
  7. How Much Do You Gossip?
  8. Would You Like to Live in Another Country?
  9. Who Are Your Opponents in Online Gaming?
  10. What’s on Your Playlist?
  11. If You Drink or Use Drugs, Do Your Parents Know?
  12. Does Your Homework Help You Learn?
  13. Do You Know Your First Amendment Rights?
  14. How Much Time Do You Spend in Nature?
  15. What Are the Most Important Changes, in Your Life and in the World, in the Last Decade?
  16. What Do You Wish Your Teachers Knew About You?
  17. What Are You Really Learning at School?
  18. What Teacher Would You Like to Thank?
  19. What Are the Right and Wrong Ways to Commemorate 9/11?
  20. How Should Schools Address Bullying?
  21. Did Your Parents Have a Life Before They Had Kids?
  22. Who Has the Power in School Social Life?
  23. Have You Experienced a Severe Weather Event?
  24. Do We Need a New Way to Teach Math?
  25. Do You Like Horror Movies?
  26. Is Your School Day Too Short?
  27. Is Modern Culture Ruining Childhood?
  28. What Would You Do if You Were President?
  29. What Do You Hope to Get Out of High School?
  30. Do You Have a Hard Time Making Decisions?
  31. Should Rich People Have to Pay More Taxes?
  32. How Do You Prepare to Go Back to School?
  33. How Have You Paid Tribute to Loved Ones?
  34. Who Are Your Favorite Movie Stars?
  35. How Did You Learn About Sex?
  36. Do You Choose Summer Activities to Look Good on Applications?
  37. Does Your School Value Students’ Digital Skills?
  38. What Are the Basic ‘Rules’ for Handling Breakups?
  39. What Fan Memorabilia Would You Pay Big Bucks For?
  40. Do You Know Your Way Around Your City or Town?
  41. Do You Play Violent Video Games?
  42. Are You More Introvert or Extrovert?
  43. Do You Read E-Books?
  44. Would You Pay Extra for a 3-D Movie?
  45. Do You Worry About the Lack of Anonymity in the Digital Age?
  46. What’s the Best Advice You’ve Gotten?
  47. What Makes a Graduation Ceremony Memorable?
  48. What Are Your Favorite Summer Hangouts?
  49. Do You Have Too Much Homework?
  50. What Is Your Best Subject?
  51. Are You Working This Summer?
  52. Where Do You Find New Music?
  53. What’s Your Role in Your Family?
  54. How Do You Feel About Your Last Name?
  55. Should Anthony Weiner Resign?
  56. Do You Talk About Report Cards With Your Parents?
  57. What Limits Should There Be on Teachers Writing Publicly About Students?
  58. How Do You Feel About Proms?
  59. What’s on Your Summer Reading List?
  60. Do You Have a Life Calling?
  61. Do You Speak a Second, or Third, Language?
  62. Are You Popular, Quirky or Conformist?
  63. Is College Overrated?
  64. Is 14 a ‘Magic Age’ for Forming Cultural Tastes?
  65. Is Cheerleading a Sport?
  66. Whose Fault Is It if a Child Is Failing in School?
  67. What’s Your Reaction to the Schwarzenegger Scandal?
  68. What Are the Best Things You’ve Acquired Secondhand?
  69. Was Common a Good Choice for White House Poetry Night?
  70. How Do You Define Wealthy?
  71. Are Adults Hurting Young Children by Pushing Them to Achieve?
  72. What Are Your Favorite Works of Art?
  73. What Nicknames Have You Ever Gotten or Given?
  74. Would You Want to Be a Tween or Teen Star?
  75. What Is Your Facebook Persona?
  76. Do Fraternities Promote Misogyny?
  77. How Would You Do on a Civics Test?
  78. Should Obama Have Released the Photos of Bin Laden’s Body?
  79. What Would You Do With a Gap Year?
  80. How Has Travel Affected You?
  81. What Is Your Reaction to the Death of Osama bin Laden?
  82. Do You Write in Cursive?
  83. Are You Going to Watch the Royal Wedding?
  84. What Annoys You?
  85. Is Your Generation More Self-Centered Than Earlier Generations?
  86. Why Do Doubts Persist About Where President Obama Was Born?
  87. What Are You Looking Forward To This Summer?
  88. Are You Afraid of Math?
  89. Are You a Good Driver?
  90. What Personal Achievements Make You Proud?
  91. Do You Get Enough Sleep?
  92. Nature or Nurture?
  93. What Song/Artist Pairings Would You Like to Hear?
  94. Does Your Digital Life Have Side Effects?
  95. What Ethical Dilemmas Have You Faced?
  96. What Can You Learn from ‘Teen Mom’?
  97. What Is the Perfect Combination of Children for Family Happiness?
  98. Is Online Learning as Good as Face-to-Face Learning?
  99. What Possessions Does Your Family Treasure?
  100. Would People Join an ‘Atheist Club’ in Your School?
  101. What Ideas Do You Have for a Reality Show?
  102. Do You Expect Your Parents to Give You Money?
  103. What Memorable Poetry Have You Ever Read or Heard?
  104. Should Schools Be Allowed to Use Corporal Punishment?
  105. Would You Want to Be a Teacher?
  106. How Should Educators and Legislators Deal With Minors Who ‘Sext’?
  107. What Places Do You Remember Fondly From Childhood?
  108. Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years?
  109. Do You Use Twitter?
  110. Why Should We Care About Events in Other Parts of the World?
  111. What Would You Plan If a Local Museum Paid You to Attract Teens?
  112. What Do You Think of an SAT Essay Question About Reality TV?
  113. What Does ‘Middle Class’ Mean to You?
  114. What Role Do Pets Play in Your Family?
  115. What Are Some Recent Moments of Happiness in Your Life?
  116. What News Stories Are You Following?
  117. What Are the Best Live Theatrical Performances You’ve Ever Seen?
  118. Do You Eat Cafeteria Food?
  119. What Would You Like to Have Memorized?
  120. Does Class Size Matter?
  121. Why Do We Care About Charlie Sheen?
  122. What Role Should Community Colleges Play?
  123. Should Guns Be Permitted on College Campuses?
  124. Are You Hard or Easy on Yourself?
  125. What Hidden Talents Might You Have?
  126. How Do You Relieve Stress?
  127. Would You Mind if Your Parents Blogged About You?
  128. How Do You Define ‘Family’?
  129. Have You Ever Lost (or Found) Something Valuable?
  130. Do You Write in Your Books?
  131. What Are Your Favorite Games?
  132. How Important Is Fashion to You?
  133. What ‘Urban Legends’ Are There About Places in Your Area?
  134. What Are Your Ideas for School Fund-Raisers?
  135. How Do You Feel About Valentine’s Day?
  136. What Music Are You Listening To?
  137. best-sleepover-memories/”>What Are Your Best Sleepover Memories?
  138. What Cause Would Get You Into the Streets?
  139. How Important Is Arts Education?
  140. What Are Your Favorite Commercials?
  141. Do You Unknowingly Submit to Peer Pressure?
  142. What Will the Future Be Like?
  143. How Are You Handling This Winter Weather?
  144. What Is Your Racial and Ethnic Identity?
  145. Have You Been Following the News About Egypt?
  146. Are You a Saver or a Tosser?
  147. about-your-town-spoof/”>What Would a TV Show About Your Town Spoof?
  148. What Is Your Reaction to Obama’s Second State of the Union Address?
  149. Are Your Eating Habits Healthy?
  150. What’s Your Sunday Routine?
  151. Have You Ever Sent an Odd Message Because of Autocorrect?
  152. How Permissive Are Your Parents?

Want even more? Here are 55 more Student Opinion questions and another 40, all from 2010.

The 10 Hottest Essay Writing Topics Related To Terrorism

When a person is deciding what to write an essay about, the most difficult but most important thing he has to do is choose his topic. One of the factors involved in choosing a topic is how much emotion will be felt by the reader upon reading the thesis. Another factor the writer must address is how much information will there be on his topic and will he have difficulty finding what he needs to complete his article. If a person decides to choose anything related to extremism as his topic, half of the battle is completed because the internet is flooded with violence articles and research and just seeing the word emits strong emotions from the reader and the writer.

Terrorism

Just seeing that word makes people stop and take notice. We are so petrified of radicalism and all of our lives were changed forever after 9/11. There are so many different angles and topics on this intimidation. I am only going to list 10 topics that I have found to be very interesting. I have included topics with different angles hoping that we can do some exploring without feeling the intimidation that usually arises when we speak of terror campaigns like the Twin Towers.

  1. Terrorism and its effects on children- Traumatic events such as the occurrences from 9/11 effect children as well as adults. Children obviously don’t yet have the same tools as adults do to handle extremely stressful events such as the violence of that day so how did they cope?
  2. The Dangers of Cyber-Sabotage- There is a lot of research on the invisible sabotage this is a type of intimidation that we don’t think about every day.
  3. Terrorism and Patriotism- What happens to us when we are united against one common enemy?
  4. How is Drug Trafficking related to Terrorism- These acts of extremism are financed by the sale of drugs?
  5. Immigration changes as a result of terror campaigns.
  6. Homegrown Extremism- how this differs on so many levels from foreign radicalism.
  7. Bio-Terrorism- Instead of the dangers of bombings, we also have to shore up or at least address and have a plan of action to fight the extremism.
  8. Religion and Radicalism- Numerous ideologies result in confusion and little ability to really get a pulse on possible cells
  9. Organized crime and intimidation- Is this another revenue stream for the terror campaigns
  10. Do the media encourage violence?

The topics outlined above were chosen because of their variety. I hoped that these terrible acts would be researched from different angles. Emotions will always run high when someone is endangering anyone or anything that is close to our hearts.

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