Essay Help: Essay Topics
Every essay paper starts with choosing a topic. You don’t have to be a smarty to understand: if a teacher doesn’t give you an essay topic, you are the one to take care of it. There are three elements of a good essay topic, and they are your personal interest, interest it causes in a global understanding, and, finally, it’s concentration on a specific issue.
Now, let’s look at each one separately.
When choosing an essay topic, choose the one that’s interesting for you. Of course, we mean that an essay topic has to fit into the context of your class, and if you are taking Government, it’s useless to write an essay “How I spent my Christmas vacations”. However, a subject that is interesting for you is more likely to turn into a good essay paper. The reason is simple: you investigate and research with desire, write the best way to describe your essay topic, and devote more time to writing and editing.
Essay topics also have to be new. Try to say about something nobody else knows. This will
- a) get your audience interested and involved,
- b) save you from falling into clichés when talking about common topics.
You don’t have to invent a bicycle again. Notes for Dummies recommend you to take a look at an old topic of any essay from a new angle. If we are talking about plagiarism, don’t write why it is wrong. Better write how students, who plagiarize, explain their actions and what can be positive about it. Isn’t it challenging?
Finally, an essay advice that is as old as the world itself: be specific and avoid broad essay topics. Narrow your investigation down to a certain topic.
As an example or like a warm out you can look at these essay topics:
- - What I would’ve done if I had 1 000 $ (and the answer, “I’d pay the taxes” doesn’t count!).
- - The Most Useless Thing I’d Legalize if I Were a President.
- - My Room (some people believe that a room is a reflection of self. Say if it is so).
- - A Letter to Ancestors (is there something you want to brag about?).
- - My Earliest Memory (it is interesting: when did you start thinking?)