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  • What issues do you have strong opinions about? Do you share the same opinions on these topics with the majority of your friends, students at your school and people in your community? — What do you think of these students’ dedication to their cause despite the backlash they have encountered? What do you think of the community’s reaction to their protests? — Have you ever taken a stand on an issue that isolated you from your peers? If so, what was that experience like? — If not, what do you think you would do if you found yourself in such a situation? Would you have the courage to stay true to your beliefs, even in the face of pressure from your friends, parents, teachers or neighbors? Answer below or check out more writing prompts at https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/learning-writing-prompts
  • — What worries you most about the college admissions process: Writing the college essay? Taking the “right” classes and extracurricular activities? Getting good grades and test scores? Applying for scholarships and financial aid? Shouldering the costs of tests, tutoring and application fees? Something else? Explain why. — Have you had any memorable moments so far in preparing for college? If so, what were they and what made them noteworthy? — Based on these students’ stories or your own experiences, what do you think is the most frustrating part of the college admissions process? In your opinion, is it fair? Why or why not? Answer below or check out more writing prompts at https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/learning-writing-prompts