ESSAY TOPICS for GED TEST PRACTICE
1. What has been the best period in your life, and why? 
   
Write an essay of about 200 words describing the time of your life when you were the happiest, and explain why you were happiest then. (You may choose to write about the present)
   
2. Most people feel that they have "learned some lessons" in their life. They may have made some mistakes that taught them something. 
   
What is one thing you have learned from your past? What would you do differently if you could? Remember to be specific.
   
3. Think of something you really like doing (a hobby, sport, ...) 
   
Write an essay of 200 words explaining why you enjoy this activity and how you benefit from it. Give examples and be specific.
   
4. What do you think the most serious problem in the world is? Why?
   
  Write an essay explaining what you think, and give specific examples and reasons.
   
5. Choose an important person that you have looked up to and who has helped you in your life.
   
  In a 200 word essay explain who this person is, why you look up to her (him) and how the person has helped you. Be specific and give examples.
   
6. If you were given one million dollars to spend how would you spend it? You cannot use it for yourself, family members, or friends.
   
Discuss your ideas in an essay of 200 words. Support your ideas with reasons and examples.
   
7. Many people believe you cannot learn everything in school. Some say that experience is the best teacher. What is more important to a person's education: things learned in school or through real life experiences? 
   
Write a 200 word essay answering this question. Be specific and give examples to support your view.
   
8. What are your reasons for returning to school this year?
   
In an essay of 200 words discuss your reasons for coming back to school. How will what you expect to learn benefit you?
 
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