对于被考生戏称为“God Read English”的 GRE 作文考试之 ISSUE 部分，本系列的《gre写作论证论据素材大全》，全面覆盖到 GRE ISSUE 写作的全部 20 大类话题：
Art is usually a criticism of the world as it is and a vision of the world as it might be. A characteristic of good art is that it engages individuals in a very deep and personal way,and in ways that may not be shared by every member of a group. The purpose of art is to find a way to wake people up who are going through their lives sleepwalking and say:
“Stop it. You can't walk past this. This is your life.” Artists have to be able to function in society and say there are basic human values that must be, that cannot be shortchanged,or else we won't have a society. Art is an invitation to become part of something that is larger than us. The arts are connected to being a grown-up. In order to be a grown-up, one has to be able to envision other lives as real, other possibilities as real. When we don't have the arts, a very important part of us begins to starve and our humanity begins to dwindle.