Published Issue Essay Prompts for the GRE Video


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1. Which of the following do you absolutely have to do on the GRE issue essay?


Here's a sample GRE prompt:

Every individual in a society has a responsibility to obey just laws and to disobey and resist unjust laws.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position.

While brainstorming to write this essay, you would probably make a list of counter-arguments and your responses to them. Imagine that you're agreeing with the claim. Which of the following might be on your list of counter-arguments?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Before you take the GRE, it is important to be thoroughly prepared. This quiz and worksheet combination aim to help ready you for the exam by providing sample prompts and asking pertinent questions about the issue essay prompts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you about the following:

  • How to respond to sample prompts
  • Requirements of the GRE
  • Study materials the GRE provides

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to utilize these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on issue essay prompts in the GRE
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to approach sample essay prompts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding necessities for GRE issue essays

Additional Learning

Learn more about how to prepare for the GRE by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Published Issue Essay Prompts for the GRE. This lesson will address the following objectives:

  • Learn to analyze an issue
  • Learn how to achieve a high score on these essays
  • Use practice prompts to determine how to approach various prompts most effectively