When talking about college essay topics, it is necessary to mention that students can be either given specific topics or can choose topics by themselves. The second option is very popular as student’s choice can often characterize a student himself. If you happen to choose an interesting topic, your professor will get interested in your personality. Try to be creative and impress your professor. The right choice of essay topic will help you. As a rule you are free to choose any topics in a particular field. For example, you were assigned with a history essay. You cannot even imagine how much freedom you can have. First and foremost, you can choose between different essay types (analytical, descriptive, compare and contrast etc.) Then comes choice of a topic. For example, you can compare and contrast two US presidents or economic conditions of two periods in US history. If you chose a descriptive essay, you may depict some historic events like Vietnam war, Declaration of Independence, Caribbean conflict etc. Keep in mind that it is extremely difficult to write about things in which you have no competence or at least interest.
College essay types
You might think that there is nothing difficult in writing of an essay! Nothing of the kind! When freshmen learn how many essay types they will have to write throughout college years they feel uncomfortable. Indeed, there are reasons to worry. Students have to master different writing styles and write different college essay types. Compare and contrast essays are very popular as they make it possible to make emphasis on certain issues by presenting counter arguments. Analytical essays are equally popular with students having various majors. An analytical essay evaluates both student’s knowledge and his ability to research and analyze information. Descriptive essays depict chosen issues, facts and events, while informative essays aim at providing readers with as much possible information on selected topic as...
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