SAT作文分类一 :主流权威,他人观点,媒体广告。

  1. Is the opinion of the majority—in government or in any other circumstances—a poor guide? (2005.3)

  2. Are people afraid to speak out against authority, whether the authority is an individual, a group, or a government? (2005.5)

  3. Does worrying too much about other people’s opinions prevent us from seeing things clearly? (2005.5)

  4. Do newspapers, magazines, television, radio, movies, the Internet, and other media determine what is important to most people? (2005.6)

  5. Is praising others, even if the praise is excessive or undeserved, a necessary part of life? (2005.11)

  6. Is it important to question the ideas and decisions of people in positions of authority? (2006.10)

  7. Is criticism—judging or finding fault with the ideas and actions of others—essential for personal well-being and social progress?

  8. Should our perceptions of beauty be influenced by the perceptions of beauty of other people? (2005.11)

  9. Are established rules too limited to guide people in real-life situations? (2006.6)

  10. Do we need other people to identify who we are?

  11. Are people more likely to be productive and successful when they ignore the opinion of others?



  1.Is creativity needed more than ever in the world today? (2005.3)

  2.Does progress depend on people with new ideas rather than on people whose ideas are based on the current way of doing things? (2005.5)

  3.Can people ever be truly original? (2007.10)

  4.Is it always necessary to find new solutions to problems? (2007.11)

  5.Is it always better to be original than to imitate or use the ideas of others? (2008.1)

  6.Do closed doors make us creative?

  7. Should people always prefer the new things, ideas,or values to those of the past?


  SAT作文分类三: 选择,决定。

  1. Are people better at making observations, discoveries, and decisions if they remain neutral and impartial? (2005.3)

  2. Do success and happiness depend on the choices people make rather than on factors beyond their control? (2006.11)

  3. Does having a large number of options to choose from make people happy? (2007.11)

  4. Should people choose one of two opposing sides of an issue, or is the truth usually found "in the middle"(2007.12)

  5. Are people’s lives the results of the choice they make?

  6. Do bad choices and good choices equally have negative consequences?

  7. Are we free to make our own decisions or are limited in the choices we make?

  8. Is it important to understand people’s motivations before judge their actions?

  9. Are people’s actions motivated by a desire for power over others?(2008.5)

  这一类的题目有些分散,但是都围绕着choice 和decision从各个角度探讨它们与人的主观能动性和客观约束的关系。每个人都要做很多重要的决定,如何去正确的做出选择,以及这些选择对我们未来及他人的影响,都是值得思考的。有些题目可能不太好想观点,那可以尝试着用别的题目的观点往里面套,找出共通的地方。

  SAT作文分类四: 个人与集体,个性和自我。

  1. Is a person responsible, through the example he or she sets, for the behavior of other people? (2005.3)

  2. Do we put too much value on the ideas or actions of individual people? (2006.11)

  3. Should people take more responsibility for solving problems that affect their communities or the nation in general? (2007.1)

  4. Is it always best to determine one's own views of right and wrong, or can we benefit from following the crowd? (2007.5)

  5. Is there any value for people to belong only to a group or groups with which they have somethingin common? (2008.1)

  6. Are organizations or groups most successful when their members pursue individual wishes and goals? (2008.3)

  7. Do people accomplish more when they are allowed to do things in their own way? (2006.1)

  8. Should each individual decide what and how to learn? (2006.4)

  9. Does the success of a community—whether it is a class, a team, a family, a nation, or any other group—depend upon people's willingness to limit their personal interests? (2006.5)

  10. Do we tend to accept the opinions of others instead of developing our own independent ideas? (2006.6)

  11. Is it more valuable for people to fit in than to be unique and different? (2007.3)


  SAT作文分类五: 成功,金钱,名誉。

  1. Is success in life earned or do people succeed because they are lucky? (2005.10)

  2. Has the acquisition of money and possessions replaced more meaningful ways of measuring our achievements? (2005.11)

  3. Is it more important to do work that one finds fulfilling or work that pays well? (2007.1)

  4. Is it best to have low expectations and to set goals we are sure of achieving? (2007.3)

  5. Do people achieve greatness only by finding out what they are especially good at and developing that attribute above all else? (2007.10)

  6. Is the effort involved in pursuing any goal valuable, even if the goal is not reached? (2008.1)

  7. Can success be disastrous?

  8. Do people have to be highly competitive to succeed?

  9. Do people achieve success only if they aim to be perfect?(2006.11)

  10. Do people achieve more success by cooperation than by competition? (2006.10)

  11. Do people place too much emphasis on winning?(2008.5)

  SAT作文分类六:如何衡量个人的成六. 逆境,挫折,失败。

  1. Is conflict helpful? (2005.11)

  2. Is it necessary to make mistakes, even when doing so has negative consequences for other people? (2006.1)

  3. Can any obstacle or disadvantage be turned into something good? (2006.1)

  4. Does true learning only occur when we experience difficulties? (2006.10)

  5. Do people truly benefit from hardship and misfortune? (2007.6)

  6. Do you think that ease does not challenge us and that we need adversity to help us discover who we are?

  7. Do people learn more from losing than winning?(2008.5)



  1. Are leaders necessarily people who are most capable of leadership? (2005.12)

  2. Is society’s admiration for famous people beneficial or harmful? (2005.10)

  3. Is there a value in celebrating certain individuals as heroes? (2007.6)

  4. Should we admire heroes but not celebrities? (2007.10)

  5. Should heroes be defined who say what they think when we lack the courage to say so?



  1. Do the benefits of scientific and technological developments come at the cost of undesirable changes to people's lives? (2005.12)

  2. Is it best not to change our ideas, opinions, or behaviors? (2006.4)

  3. Is our ability to change ourselves unlimited, or are there limits on our ability to make important changes in our lives? (2006.4)

  4. Does the truth change depending on how people look at things? (2006.5)

  5. Is it better to change one's attitude than to change one's circumstances? (2007.1)

  6. What motivates people to change?

  7. Do changes make our lives easier not necessarily make them better?

  8. Is the world changing for better?


  SAT作文分类九: 其他(这里都是一些小的类别,就不一一阐述)

  工作:Do people depend on work to determine what their daily activities and interactions with others should be?

  物质与现实主义:Do people put too much emphasis on learning practical skills?

  Is it better for people to be realistic or optimistic?

  Should modern society be criticized for being materialistic?

  科技:How modern achievements improve the quality of people’s lives?

  Is the most important purpose of technology today different form what it was in the past?

  Does a strong commitment to technology progress cause a society to neglect other values, such as education and the protection of environment?

  Are there any benefit to be gained from avoided the use of technology, even when using it would make life easier?

  教育知识:Should school help students understand moral choices and social issues?

  Is education primarily the result of influences other than school?

  Can knowledge be a burden rather than a benefit?

  艺术:Is the main value of arts to teach us about the world around us?

  Do images and impressions have too much of an effect on people?

  Can books and stories about characters and events that are not real teach us anything useful?诚实忠诚:Should people always be loyal?

  Should people make more of an effort to keep things private?(保护隐私就不能绝对诚实)

  Would the world be a better place if everyone always told the complete truth?

  Can deception sometimes have good results?

  冒险:Is it important to take risks than to follow a more reasonable course of action?

  专注:Are all important discoveries the result of focusing on one subject?

  思考:Do we live in a time when people do not engage in serious thinking?

  言论自由:Is it necessary to limit or put restrictions on freedom of thought and expression?

  幸福快乐:Is happiness something over which people have no control, or people can choose to be happy?

  Are people more likely be happy if they focus on goals rather than their own happiness?

  经验:Do we really benefit from every event or experience in some way?

  历史:Do memories hinder or help people to learn form the past and succeed in the present?

  Is knowledge of past no longer useful for us today?

  Do incidents from the past continue to influence the present?

  其他:Do people learn who they are when they are forced into action?

  Is the way something seems to be not always the same as it actually is?

  Is identity something people are born with or given, or it is something people create for themselves?