GRE Analytical Writing 1
Analyzing an Issue #1
30 Minutes

As people rely more and more on technology to solve problems, the ability of humans to think for themselves will surely deteriorate.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.


Technology has been spread over the world. Every human kind has been attached to use many inventions on daily activities. Some people think that the ability of humans to think for themselves will deteriorate. Others believe that the advancement of technology will also increase the thinking ability of human . In this essay, I will show why the latter has stronger stance.

People have to build skill for operating the invention devices. Many corporate and factory are competing to provide products for solving daily problems. With new features and functions built by companies, human have to adapt to the condition with improving the skill. In Indonesia, we are trying to reduce the use of paper and substitute it with computer base for test or exam, and it forces students to have computer skill for being able to conduct the test. Although the use of technology will help the people to solve problem, however people still need to develop the ability to use the latest technology.

Teachnology will help human to develop the cognitive ability. The development of data management and analysis will enhance the human ability. In an education institution namely Kaplan has been use the data and technology to help student to increase the weakness of their studying process. It shows that the technology help human to develop the education.

Some people think that the use of technology on daily basis could dimish the ability to think and will make people become lazy. However, instead of decreasing the ability, the technology will increase the productivity of human activities. The invention of wearable health tracker shows that the technology could help people to think about their health and also push people to do physical activies. Not only measuring about the body condition, but the technology could also help people to take appropriate actions.

The dependent of human to the technology for solving many problems will not diminish the capacity of thinking. People also need to learn more and more for solving problems with technology. Furthermore, human need to have the capabilities to operate advance devices. Due to the reasons above, people still develop the thinking process although depend on the technology.


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