Link of the Week: Top 10 News Stories of 2013

Taking the SAT in the Spring of 2014?  What better way to get some current events ideas and relive some of the most climactic moments of the past year than to check out the Top 10 U.S. News Stories of 2013?  This list, compiled by Time Magazine, overviews the ten most news-worthy events that rocked the nation this past year.  If you would like to see stories about pop culture, best and worst Tweets, or international news, head over to Time's complete listing of all 2013 Top 10 lists. There, you can navigate through 54 lists on a wide range of topics, one of which is sure to spark your interest.  

Then, try a practice essay on one of these topics using your newly-generated Excellent Examples

  • Do we need other people in order to understand ourselves?
  • Is it important to question the ideas and decisions of people in positions of authority?
  • Is the world changing for the better?
  • Is it more important to remain consistent than to change our minds when circumstances change?

Good luck, and check back here next week for a new link!