Just been asked to write an expository essay but have no idea how you would ever choose a topic? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Choosing expository essay topics is, without a doubt, the hardest part for beginners. That’s why we put here a list of topics that might help you in your search. These are just examples, and your final subject might differ from any of these. Take your time, think about it, and come up with a topic that is truly original and yours.
Standard essays consist of three parts: introduction, body, and conclusion. An introduction contains your thesis. A thesis is a single sentence that contains the main idea of your paper. It usually takes time to get a working thesis so don’t get discouraged if yours doesn’t work from the beginning. Most times as you are doing research, your understanding of the topic will change, meaning the thesis will change as well. That is ok. As long as your paper is work in progress, you can change it without worrying. The introduction itself is no longer than one page, often even shorter than that, it serves to introduce your reader to the topic and set the mood. You wouldn’t want to put too much detail into the introduction, so you don’t scare your reader.
Essay body is where your facts and arguments go. At this point, you should have a sizeable arsenal of research papers that you can draw arguments from. Include good transitions between paragraphs, so your readers become confused. It is a common mistake to jump from topic to topic and argument to arguments without having proper transitions. This results in a mish-mash of text that doesn’t serve any particular purpose.
A conclusion should summarise the main topic of your essay. This paragraph isn’t a place to introduce new information. Try to end on a positive note.
Here are some good expository essay topics for college and high school level to get you started.
Now that you have a list of topics for expository essay, work alone or with a guidance counselor to craft the rest of your paper. Keep in mind that your essay is still a work in progress so don't discourage if it doesn't sound quite right. What's important is to keep trying and not give up on your dreams. As for college expository essay topics listed above, remember - those are just the examples. You can always choose a subject of your own - especially if you feel strongly about it and are ready to 'expose' it.