Before we explain some peculiarities of writing advantages and disadvantages essays, let us ask you a question: do you have experience in writing comparison essays? The thing is that these two types of essays have a lot in common. If you know the essentials of writing a comparison essay, it will be easier for you to cope with your advantages and disadvantages essay.

Anyway, even if you do not have necessary experience, your chances to get an A+ on an advantages and disadvantages essay are rather high. All you need to do is:

  • Think of a good idea for your advantages and disadvantages essay;
  • Make a list of all pros and cons and give details about each item;
  • Draw conclusions on whether something is overall good or bad;

See, there is nothing so special about writing this type of an essay. The only difficulty that you may face is the choice of a topic. You can check out some ideas below.

đź‘Ť  List of Advantages and Disadvantages Essay Topics

Here’s a list of topics for advantages and disadvantages essays that touch on such subjects as education, work, traveling, living conditions, family, politics, technology, and more.

You can describe advantages and disadvantages of:

  1. Advantages and disadvantages of computers. Probably, you can think of only positive aspects of using computers, such as they make communication easier, they can be helpful for your studies, you get access to information, etc. Yet, if you think for a while, you will find some disadvantages, e.g. computers break down sometimes and it is really annoying or computers may be hacked or infected, etc.
  2. Advantages and disadvantages of having young parents
  3. Advantages and disadvantages of being married
  4. Working part-time after school
  5. Advantages and disadvantages of writing essays
  6. Returning to school as an adult
  7. Living in a small town or a big city
  8. Living in a small country
  9. Living in the countryside
  10. Working on a rotational basis
  11. Working remotely or in an office
  12. Working with technology
  13. Physical labor
  14. Working with people
  15. Working with animals
  16. Working with children
  17. Making your hobby into a job
  18. Changing jobs
  19. Quitting a job or being fired
  20. Working in a multilingual setting
  21. Having a job that requires a lot of traveling
  22. Choosing to pursue a creative profession
  23. Hiring older or younger employees
  24. Privately-owned companies
  25. Working for the government
  26. Business competition and monopoly
  27. Owning a business with other people and partnership business models
  28. Owning a car and other modes of transportation
  29. Using public transportation
  30. Being self-employed or working for somebody else
  31. Knowing or learning multiple languages

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  1. Choosing to pursue a technical profession
  2. Pursuing a humanitarian profession
  3. Receiving an education online
  4. Studying on Saturdays
  5. Reducing the length of the summer vacation
  6. Completing online courses, classes, or training in different areas of knowledge
  7. Learning foreign languages online or in class
  8. Private tuition or group learning
  9. Open group discussions during class
  10. Working in groups or alone
  11. Studying with textbooks
  12. Studying with the use of interactive media
  13. Using traditional or new methods of teaching
  14. Taking tests or answering questions in a free form
  15. Writing essays
  16. Using exams as a primary source of knowledge assessment
  17. Giving students different tasks according to their grades
  18. Separating students according to their behavior and performance
  19. Using computers in school
  20. Extracurricular activity
  21. Studying and having a part-time job
  22. Going to a university in your town or moving to another town
  23. Living in a dormitory or at home, while studying in college
  24. Entering a social club (a fraternity or a sorority) during college years
  25. Living with your friends or with your parents
  26. Living alone
  27. Having a long-distance relationship
  28. Having friends that live abroad or in other cities
  29. Being in a relationship or being single
  30. Getting married

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  1. Visiting countries that are considered to be the most popular places for tourists
  2. Living in the most visited places in the world
  3. Countries and cities that encourage tourism
  4. Visiting places that are unexplored by people
  5. Traveling alone or with friends
  6. Having a tour guide or traveling without anyone’s help
  7. Traveling by car
  8. Hiking alone or with other people
  9. Short and long hiking trips
  10. Being tall or short
  11. Being a foreigner in a country where one lives
  12. Listening to music at home or going to a concert
  13. Watching movies at home and not in the cinema
  14. Having children early or late
  15. Being the only child
  16. Having siblings
  17. Being the oldest or youngest sibling
  18. Sharing items with other people
  19. Living together or apart in a relationship
  20. Living in a small apartment
  21. Living in a big house
  22. Renting or purchasing a house or an apartment
  23. Living with a pet
  24. Living in the city center or the suburbs
  25. Being bilingual
  26. Being popular actor or musician
  27. Being a leader or taking up a position of leadership
  28. Going to a private school or a public school
  29. Having a big or small family
  30. Having many friends or having one or two friends
  31. Being a night owl or an early riser
  32. Having to wake up early or late
  33. Dieting or eating unhealthy
  34. Fast food
  35. Cooking and eating at home

Cooking pancakes at home.

  1. Bringing home-cooked food to work or school or eating at a cafeteria or restaurant
  2. Regular physical activity and sports
  3. Rapid technological progress
  4. Living in a cold or hot climate
  5. Living close to the water (river, lake, sea, or ocean)
  6. Countries that have rainy or windy climates
  7. Direct democracy or representative democracy
  8. Various types of government (democracy, autocracy, monarchy)
  9. Societal classes
  10. Market economy and the free market
  11. Planned economy
  12. Party systems: one party, two parties, or multiple parties
  13. Different voting systems (choice voting, Electoral College)
  14. Different economic systems (capitalism, socialism, and mixed economy)
  15. Having a parliament
  16. Having a laptop or having a desktop computer
  17. Development of artificial intelligence (AI)
  18. Cloning and genetic modifications
  19. Using old research for new studies
  20. Scientific advancement in medicine
  21. The growing use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in people’s daily lives
  22. Storing files in the cloud or on physical storage devices
  23. Having one full-time job or multiple part-time jobs
  24. Networking to build more connections
  25. Having a fixed or a flexible schedule
  26. Being a vegetarian or vegan or eating everything
  27. Having multiple jobs

Worker man is painting pipes.

  1. Hot and cold climates for farmers
  2. Choosing to pursue a unique or rare profession
  3. Choosing to pursue a very popular profession
  4. Technical advancement for society
  5. Having an active or extreme hobby
  6. Having musical festivals and other big events near your house
  7. Going to a music festival
  8. Having access to the Internet
  9. Internet regulations
  10. The increasing lifespan of people
  11. The ability to obtain a driver’s license at sixteen or at eighteen years’ old
  12. The ability to work without the parent’s permission at sixteen years’ old
  13. Space travel and exploration
  14. Open access books and movies
  15. Oral or written communication
  16. Facebook (and other social platforms)
  17. Having a pen pal
  18. Using digital or film cameras
  19. Using e-mail as the primary source of conversation
  20. Calling or texting
  21. Online communication
  22. Being popular on social media
  23. Being open and active on social media
  24. Different sources of power (gas, oil, wind, solar, nuclear, and others)
  25. Recycling and upcycling
  26. Organic materials and products
  27. Student loans and other types of financial aid

Having health insurance (the risk of injury in the near future)

  1. Free health care
  2. Free basic or higher education
  3. Demonetization
  4. Shopping online or in brick-and-mortar stores
  5. Reading paper books or electronic books
  6. Using DVDs or streaming platforms for watching movies
  7. Buying music online
  8. Storing medical records and other important information online
  9. Video games and online games
  10. Making movies based on other source materials
  11. Getting news from online sources or reading print media
  12. Hourly wages and salaries
  13. Having a competitive working environment
  14. Irregular working shifts: working at night, on weekends, or on holidays
  15. Using services with memberships and subscriptions
  16. Sales, special offers, and coupons
  17. Businesses outsourcing to different countries
  18. Moving businesses from the city center to the outskirts
  19. Businesses that recruit their employees for new positions instead of hiring other people
  20. Finding work through connections and relatives
  21. Looking for jobs online
  22. Care facilities and nursing homes for elderly
  23. Going through a big change in life
  24. Having a stable routine
  25. Small businesses or big organizations
  26. Buying locally manufactured and grown products or buying imported items
  27. Spending more time with teachers than with parents
  28. Having more leisure time due to process automation
  29. Robots that replace humans at work
  30. Reducing the working week
  31. Having many national holidays
  32. Going or not going to college
  33. Working after high school
  34. Taking a year off from school before continuing education
  35. Continuing your education (master’s and Ph.D. degrees)

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