Original Essay Topics To Write About

Deciding what to write your essay on can sometimes be the most difficult step of the writing process. If your teacher doesn’t assign a specific topic (or give you a list to choose from), you can spend hours trying to determine what to write about.

However, it doesn’t always have to be this hard. Below, there is a list of 19 interesting essay topics you may want to consider if your professor gives you the option to decide what topic you wish to write about.

  1. Talk about the effect a parent, teacher, or friend has had on your life.
  2. Discuss why you selected your major.
  3. Discuss the pros and cons of online classes.
  4. Have you experienced racial, sexual, or religious discrimination?
  5. Should High School graduates take a year off before going to college? If so, why?
  6. What impact has expansion of man had on the planet’s ecosystem?
  7. Suppose your teacher wants to offer a new subject for the next handful of weeks. He decides to let the students vote on what that topic should be. What subject should your class choose and why?
  8. Do you feel media stars (models, actors, etc.) are paid too much? Why?
  9. Should teachers be subject to uniforms and dress codes at schools where children are?
  10. Are nuclear weapons war-time deterrents or simply weapons of mass destruction?
  11. Should schools segregate boy and girls students?
  12. Is the death penalty and effective crime deterrent?
  13. Should animal testing be allowed in scientific research? If so, what are some boundaries you would like to see set in place?
  14. Imagine you lived in a world where rules didn’t existent. You, and everyone around you, could do anything and everything you wanted to. Would that be a good or bad thing?
  15. Should wealthy nations be required to share their wealth among poorer nations?
  16. If you had the opportunity to spend a full 24 hours with anyone in the world—past, present, living, dead, fictional or nonfictional—and do anything you wanted to, what would you do?
  17. The majority of high-level jobs are obtained by men. Should the government be obligated to hold a percentage of these jobs for women?
  18. How important are fads and trends in today’s society?
  19. Should we consider populating other planets (Mars) more seriously?

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