Independent Topic Seven

Topic

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?  With the help of technology, students can learn more information and learn it more quickly.

Discussion

Topic 7 provides a statement, and then asks you, the test taker, to agree or disagree with it.  The key words in the statement are first learn,  and then technology, information, and quickly.

The question is really asking, do students learn more information and learn it more quickly with the use of technology?

The first thing you will have to do is decide if you agree or disagree with the statement, and then the reasons and examples you might give to support your choice.

You will probably be able to give personal examples of how technology has helped you, or perhaps has not helped.  But with the wide use of technology these days, it should not be too difficult to find reasons and examples to support your response.

In giving your response, in the writing or speaking section, make sure you state your position clearly in your introduction.  After you have introduced your topic, select which reasons and/or examples you would like to use. Concluding by restating your introduction.

Keep in mind, if you are practicing for the Independent Speaking Section, you only have 45 seconds to speak.

If you are practicing for the Independent Writing Section, you have 30 minutes to plan, write, and rewrite.
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