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Fifty Topic Suggestions: Narration

At least one of the 50 topics below may remind you of a particular


incident that you can relate in a clearly organized narrative essay.

1. a memorable wedding or funeral


2. one minute of a football game (or other sporting event)
3. your first day at a new school or college
4. your first day at a new job
5. your last day on a job
6. a disastrous date
7. a moment of failure or success
8. an encounter that changed your life
9. an experience that led to renewed faith
10. a strange job interview
11. an experience that demonstrated how labor-saving devices
can be more trouble than they're worth
12. an experience that left you disillusioned
13. an embarrassing experience
14. a frightening experience
15. a memorable journey
16. an encounter with someone or something you were afraid
of
17. an occasion when you experienced rejection
18. your first visit to the country (or to a large city)
19. the breakup of a friendship
20. an experience that showed how we should be careful of
what we wish for
21. a significant misunderstanding
22. a dangerous experience
23. an experience that showed how appearances can be
deceiving
24. an account of a difficult decision that you had to make
25. an event that marked a turning point in your life
26. a historic event
27. a memorable encounter with someone in authority
28. an act of heroism or cowardice
29. an imaginary encounter with a real person
30. a rebellious act
31. a brush with greatness
32. a brush with death
33. a time that you took a stand on an important issue
34. an experience that altered your view of someone
35. a trip that you would like to take
36. a vacation trip from your childhood
37. an account of a visit to a fictional place
38. your first time away from home
39. two different versions of the same event
40. a traffic accident
41. a day when everything went right (or wrong)
42. an experience that made you laugh until you cried
43. the day you decided to change your life
44. the experience of being lost
45. an unexpected encounter
46. surviving a hurricane or a tornado (or other natural
disaster)
47. an experience that taught you a lesson
48. an important discovery
49. an eyewitness account of an important event
50. an experience that helped you grow up

In your narrative essay, you will share a story about yourself, your
opinion, your ideas, or your response to something. Struggling to find a
topic? This list might help you get creative!

1. When I Got Lost


2. My Favorite Meal
3. If I Could Go Back in Time
4. I Saw the Weirdest Thing
5. An Animal I Would Be
6. Something I Wish I Had
7. If I Could Only See One Color
8. If I Could Change One Thing About Me
9. A Place I'd Like to Live
10. My Secret Place
11. Something Nobody Knows About Me
12. I'd Like to Invent This
13. If I Could Be Somebody Else for a Day
14. Most Interesting Animal Encounter
15. You Won't Believe I Saw This
16. My Hero
17. My Favorite Weather Story
18. My Favorite Superpower
19. If I Were Invisible
20. If I Were President
21. If I Could Have Any Pet
22. If I Had a Million Dollars
23. A TV Show I Would Make Up
24. A Job I Hate to Do
25. The Most Beautiful Thing in the World
26. My Parents Were Right
27. My Favorite Toy Ever
28. A Hard Lesson Learned
29. If I Had My Own Planet
30. My Greatest Accomplishment
31. My Lucky Charm
32. If I Could Make School Rules
33. How Embarrassing!
34. My Favorite Gadget
35. My Earliest Memory
36. Under My Bed
37. The Hardest Thing I Ever Had to Do
38. If I Could Live in Another Century
39. This Made Me Laugh!
40. A Secret Place
41. If I Could Invent a Holiday
42. My Secret Talent
43. The Year 2050
44. The Greatest Invention
45. 5 Things I Can't Live Without
46. 5 Things I Would Give Up
47. When I Was a Little Kid
48. Something That Disappeared
49. The Best News I Ever Received
50. Most Memorable Trip
Argumentative

These topics are sure to spark some interest.

1. Is global climate change man-made?

2. Is the death penalty effective?

3. Is our election process fair?

4. Do colleges put too much stock in standardized test scores?

5. Is torture ever acceptable?

6. Should men get paternity leave from work?

7. Is a lottery a good idea?

8. Do we have a fair taxation system?

9. Do curfews keep teens out of trouble?

10. Is cheating out of control?

11. Are we too dependent on computers?

12. Are parents clueless about child predators on the Internet?

13. Should animals be used for research?

14. Should cigarette smoking be banned?

15. Are cell phones dangerous?


16. Are law enforcement cameras an invasion of privacy?

17. Are test scores a good indication of a school’s competency?

18. Do we have a throw-away society?

19. Is child behavior better or worse than it was years ago?

20. Should companies market to children?

21. Should the government have a say in our diets?

22. Does access to condoms prevent teen pregnancy?

23. Does access to condoms irresponsible, dangerous, or bad


behavior?

24. Are actors and professional athletes paid too much?

25. Are CEO’s paid too much?

26. Do violent video games cause behavior problems?

27. Should creationism be taught in public schools?

28. Are beauty pageants exploitive?

29. Should English be the official language in the United States?

30. Should the racing industry be forced to use biofuels?

31. When should parents let teens make their own decisions?

33. Should the military be allowed to recruit at high schools?

34. Should the alcoholic drinking age be increased or decreased?

35. Does age matter in relationships?

36. What age is appropriate for dating?


37. Should gay couples be able to marry?

38. Are there benefits to attending a single-sex school?

39. Does boredom lead to trouble?

40. Does participation in sports keep teens out of trouble?

41. Is competition good?

42. Does religion cause war?

43. Should the government provide health care?

44. Should girls ask boys out?

45. Is fashion important?

46. Are girls too mean to each other?

47. Is homework harmful or helpful?

48. Should students be allowed to grade their teachers?

49. Is the cost of college too high?

50. Is college admission too competitive?

Top 50 Ideas for Argumentative/Persuasive Essay Topics


Posted on January 25, 2007
Stop biting on your nails and trying to come up with topics for
persuasive essay. Whether it is your first experience in argumentative
essay writing, or you are looking for fresh ideas, we offer you a list of
top 50 suggestions for your argumentative essay topic. Enjoy and
good luck!
 Should animals be used for scientific researches?
 Do we need prisons?
 Should the death penalty be mandatory for all murderers, or just for
those who manage to kill people even when staying in a prison?
 Do we have the right to exhume bodies of prominent people and
move them from one place to another?
 Shouldn’t Russians finally bury Lenin?
 Better naked, than in furs?
 Was Saddam Hussein’s execution an essential point in establishing
democracy in Iraq?
 Should men be allowed to have more than one wife?
 Plastic surgeries: a way to become more beautiful, or someone’s
unhealthy idea?
 In some Asian countries cutting off thief’s right hand is still
commonly practiced. Do you think this is the best way out?
 Talk about major issues (sex, abortion, Iraq, Vietnam, marijuana,
etc).
 Say why talking about main issues (sex, abortion, Iraq, Vietnam,
marijuana, etc) all the time not only lessens their importance, but even
evokes irritation.
 Why atheists have to be tolerant to religion, while religious people
are not tolerant to atheists?
 Was the “sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll” era significant, or not?
 Prove that bagels with free sour cream stimulate brain activity.
 A maniac killed 15 little girls and was sentenced to death. One of
the local TV stations was asked by the parents of victims to show his
execution. The channel gave its agreement, but the translation was
later cancelled. Give your opinion on this situation.
 Vegetarians vs. Meateaters. Whose side are you on? No fence-
sitting, please.
 Why talking about sex is okay, and talking about cheating is
embarrassing?
 Do you agree that there is art for the masses, and elite culture?
How do you feel about being “the mass”?
 If you are not in “the mass”, what do you think about The Black
Square by Kazimir Malevich?
 Do you want to have a cosmetic surgery?
 Is it important to talk openly about the contraception?
 Which country has the prettiest girls?
 Prove that blondes are actually smart.
 An image of USA has become negative. Do you agree with this
statement?
 There is an opinion that DAEWOO’s are not cars at all. Are they?
 What do you think about gay marriages?
 Why driving is permitted from the age of 16, and gambling – from
the age of 21?
 Is it helpful being skeptical?
 What do you think about the negative public opinion on thongs and
bra straps?
 Your friend is concerned about his/her grades. Even though they
are good, he/she still stays awake for half of the night getting the
assignments and extra credit work ready. Convince your friend that
wearing him/herself out is not the best idea.
 When you moved to this town, it was relatively small. Now that it’s
expanding, your parents consider moving to a calmer place. You,
however, have friends here that you don’t want to live. Talk to your
parents about the necessity of staying.
 A friend of yours, a skinny girl, thinks that she needs to lose a few
pounds. Tell her why losing more weight will only damage her health.
 Your friend is failing his finals. If he doesn’t pass, he’ll be expelled
from the university. You know that studying means a lot to him/her, but
he/she’s feeling depressed and doesn’t want to do anything. Renew
his/her faith into himself by persuading him/her to study.
 As a result of political instabilities, a local political organization
reacts severely to the acts of the government. It plans to throw an act
of protest. You know that this party is dangerous. Your friend, however,
is inspired and wants to join. Tell him about possible consequences of
getting into something that is not trustworthy.
Choose another persuasive essay topic from the list:
 Your Mom is not happy with an outfit/make up that you are wearing
for a school dance. Try to calm her down.
 You think that school uniform destroys you as an individual. Write a
persuasive letter to your principal.
 You are tired of news on TV. They all tell you about the number of
victims in Middle East. Tell why it is unethical for journalists to make
money on deaths and war.
 Cheating and lying can sometimes be helpful. Convince your
readers by giving bright examples.
 Think and prove that living in a big city is better than living in a
small town (and vice versa).
 Convince your parents to buy you something.
More persuasive essays topics:
 Your friends want to go dancing; however, all this week you’ve
been thinking about bowling. Try to persuade them to go to a bowling
club.
 You share a room with a younger sister. She has put a poster of
Nick Cave onto the wall, and now you feel like an absolutely humiliated
person. Tell her why this poster has to be taken off.
 Take any common fallacy (like the one that wolves attack people all
the time), and prove why it is wrong.
 You have your own point of view on marriage and family. Convince
your readers why it is correct.
 You want to go and study abroad, but there are a number of
reasons why you should take someone with you. Persuade a friend of
yours that Italy is just the right place for both of you.
And some more persuasive essay topics:
 Your little sister doesn’t want to help you and your Mom around the
house. Give her reasons why she has to do it.
 The book you’ve just finished is absolutely fantastic. Explain to your
family member/friend why it is so good. Try to persuade him/her to read
it, too.
 A history teacher thinks that showing the movie Pearl Harbor will be
just enough to cover the material on the World War II. Prove that you
are eager to know more than this, and how the lack of important
information can result on your future.
 Tell why it is important to know more than one foreign language.
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Descriptive Essay Topics

There Is A Huge Variety Of Topics When It Comes To Write Descriptive


Essay leaving you wondering which one to select.

Go on reading to find the perfect solution to your mind-boggling


DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY TOPIC SELECTION
annoyance.

A dictionary has the following meaning of the word describe:

1. To give an account of (something or someone) in words


2. To represent pictorially

So we can say that a descriptive essay is the picture made of words


pertaining to people or things. So you have a huge variety of topics to write a
descriptive essay.
There are some certain tips to choose a good descriptive essay topic.

How To Choose A
Descriptive Essays Topics
?

In writing a descriptive essay, the main goal is to put down your words in such a
way that the reader feels as if he were not reading it but watching it live or
experiencing it himself/herself.
The very first thing you need narrow down your available options. To do so you
need to make a list of different categories in this way:

• Things
• Places
• Personality
• Events
• Scenes
• feelings
• Activities

Narrow Down
Descriptive Essays Topics
:
Having made the catogories, you get many options to select one. Now you can
narrow down it to one topic. So select the topic that you are most interested in
whether it is places, persons or feelings. Now the rest of the job relates to “How
to write a descriptive essay?”

EXAMPLES OF
DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY TOPICS

Descriptive Essay Topics Relating To Things:

Favorite flower Trees


Computer Food
Descriptive Essay Topics Relating Places:

Your house/school Home town


A picnic spot
Descriptive Essay Topics Relating To Personality:

Your favorite teacher A mega movie star


Your friend A famous historical person
Descriptive Essay Topics Relating To Events:

Housewarming party Sports at school


Wedding ceremony An accident
Descriptive Essay Topics Relating To Scenes:

A rainy day A beautiful Sunset/Sunrise


Lightening a morning view of jogging park
Descriptive Essay Topics Relating To feelings:

A sad day in life Happy moments


Falling in love Anger
Descriptive Essay Topics Relating To Activities:

Your current job Study routine


Swimming Learning a musical instrument
Descriptive Essay Topics
Final Thoughts:

Gather ideas.

• Distribute them in catogories such as Events, Places, Things etc.


• Then select the ones you like most and have reasonable
observation or experience.
• Finally, choose the one you are most confident of writing the
descriptive essay.

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