SSAT Sample Essay -TM #3 “+/- of Television”

essay-main_FullDIRECTIONS: You have 30 minutes to plan and write an essay on the topic assigned below. DO NOT WRITE ON ANOTHER TOPIC. AN ESSAY ON ANOTHER TOPIC IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Television viewing has become the opiate of the masses. It has turned us into a people with flabby bodies overstuffed with junk food, and with flabby minds overstuffed with repetitive stories of violence and endless athletic contests that require only passive watching.

Prompt: Comment on this statement, using your personal experience or reading as the basis for your opinion. To what extent do you think the statement is correct or incorrect? Support your opinion by using specific illustrations.

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