How To” Essay Topics:
How to organize your room.
How to use Google Maps.
How to set up a website.
How to win a video game.
How to avoid procrastination.
How to organize a study group.
How to customize your car.
How to start a small business.
How to use eBay to sell things.
How to avoid gaining weight your first year in college.
How to find the best deal on a used car.
How to pay for college.
How to choose a college major.
How to apply for a study abroad program.
How to train for a marathon.
How to keep in shape during college.
How to make new friends in college.
How to get along with your roommate.
How to keep your clothes looking new.
How to plant bulbs in southern climates.
How to analyze your dreams.
How to prevent insomnia.
How to take care of a wound to prevent infection.
How to drive a stick shift.
How to find a summer job.
How to be a lifeguard.
How to make homemade specialty coffee.
How to take better photographs.
How to learn to draw better.
How to teach reading to preschoolers.
How to travel inexpensively overseas.
How to learn a foreign language.
How to style hair.
How to arrange flowers.
How to entertain guests inexpensively.
How to decorate on a budget.
How to sew a dress.
How to start an insect collection.
How to display a flag correctly.
How to make a bed.
How to install a faucet in a sink.
How to clean out a refrigerator.
How to pack boxes for moving.
How to pack a suitcase.
How to take care of your teeth.
How to prevent yourself from getting sick.
How to throw a curve ball.
How to shoot a basket (or free throw).
How to pass in soccer.
How to do a round-up in gymnastics.
Concept Definition Essay Topics:
What is beauty?
What is truth?
What is integrity?
Define love. What are the different kinds of love?
What is friendship? What are the different types of friendships?
What is a good marriage? What are the different types of marriages?
How should we define family?
What is a “well-rounded education”?
What is a liberal arts education?
What is homeschooling?
What is managed health care?
What is the stock market?
What is dreaming?
What does “organic” mean?
What are genetically modified foods?
What is nanotechnology?
What is a black hole?
Who is Norman Borlaug? (or Who is________, substituting any person who is famous or did something interesting enough to write about.)
What is a non-renewable resource?
What is homelessness?
What is mental illness?
What is adoption?
What is human trafficking?
What are human rights?
What is virtual reality?
Cause/Effect Essay Topics:
What causes people to fall in love?
What causes a person to become more interesting to others of the opposite sex once they start dating someone else?
Why do marriages fail?
What are the effects of divorce on children?
What causes American voters to tend to go back and forth in voting Republican and Democrat?
What is the cause of increased obesity in the U.S.?
What is the effect of television violence on teenagers? On adults?
What is the reason that ’70s clothing styles are popular again?
What effect does _________ (any recent novel) have on teenagers?
Why was _______________ (any recent popular movie) so popular (or unpopular)?
Why do so many people get religious tattoos?
What is the effect of the rising costs of a college education?
What is the effect of the increased testing of high school students?
What causes people to drop out of high school?
What is the cause of Americans having large credit card debt?
What is the effect of fluoridated water on a community?
What is the effect of texting on education? Or what is its effect on writing abilities?
What causes cyber bullying?
What is the effect of air pollution on children?
What causes people to want to recycle more?
What causes homelessness?
What effects does a person’s mental illness have on their family?
What effect does poor diet and lack of exercise have on college students?
What are the effects of not getting enough sleep?
What causes college students to not be able to manage their time well?
Process Essay Topic Ideas_
How do ants make their homes?
How do cats keep clean?
How do birds build a nest?
How do monarch butterflies migrate long distances?
How do children learn gender roles?
How do people learn languages?
What is the process of the birth of stars?
How do humans see?
What is the process of blood clotting?
What is the life cycle of redwood trees?
What is the process of DNA replication?
What is the process of an abortion?
What is the process of a knee replacement?
What is the process of electing a new president in the United States?
What happens when you send a text?
What happens when you flush a toilet? What is the process of managing human waste?
What is the process your body uses to fight infections?
What is the mating process of the firefly?
How is milk processed into different products?
What is the process of airport security?
What is nmRA transcription?
How are caves formed?
How are precious gems formed?
How do bats find food?
How do nuclear power plants work?
History of Essay Ideas:
What is the history of marriage?
What is the history of divorce in America?
What is the history of the Civil Rights Movement (or abolitionism or temperance)?
What is the history of the Tea Party (or other political movement)?
What is the history of the feminist movement (or the movement to get the vote for women)?
What is the history of the Arab Spring (or other revolutionary) movement?
What is the history of the Nanjing Massacre (or any other war atrocity)?
What is the history of the tensions between China and Taiwan (or any other two countries in tension)?
What is the history of the U.S.’s stance toward illegal immigrants?
What is the history of how football became the favorite national sport in the U.S.?
What is the history of the Branch Davidians in Waco (or another cult group)?
What is the geological history of Texas (or any other part of the world)?
What is the history of the creationism vs. evolution debate in the United States?
What is the history of the homeschooling movement (or charter schools, or vouchers)?
What is the history of the Libertarian Party (or other political party) in the United States?
What is the history of Greenpeace (or another ecology movement)?
What is the history of the translation of the Bible into other languages?
What is the history of coffee (or tea, Dr. Pepper, or Coke)?
What is the history of the development of computers (or binary code, or computer language)?
What is the history of women’s swimwear (or other fashion)?
What is the history of the development of state lotteries in the U.S.?
What is the history of McDonald’s (or any other fast food chain)?
What is the history of life (or death or another type of) insurance?
What is the history of Harvard University (or another college, or program in a college)?
What is the history of the Empire State Building (or another famous building or landmark)?