How to write informative essay

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Some food advice on how to write good informative essay

The Top 10 Best Informative Essay Topics for College
Writing an informative essay is your chance to make a good impression on both your peers and professors. Use this assignment as an opportunity to build a reputation for yourself. This will help you get better grades and maybe even get away with some minor mischief.

In order to be impressive, your essay must be interesting, original, and relevant. Unfortunately, it might be difficult to choose a topic for this kind of paper. If you are out of fresh ideas, take a look at the following list of subjects:

Does college really help you succeed? Why do some people who drop out of school still achieve greatness while others do not?

Do multiracial schools promote the spirit of unity? Should there be some cultural classes added to the curriculum to reduce the level of racial discrimination? Suggest other measures promoting the spirit of unity among students.

What drives the terrorists? What anti-terrorist policies are in place in your country? How do they help?

List the security measures enforced by the airports. Are they too restrictive?

What measures does your campus take to avoid sexual assaults? Do you have any ideas that will be more efficient?

Do some calculations to determine how much money the factory workers from the underdeveloped countries must be paid to put their salaries on par with the people who possess the same qualifications in the developed countries. How will increasing their salaries affect the global economy?

Compare the disciplinary punishments for bullying with the legal measures courts take when an individual accuses another of an assault. Explain why bullying and assault are the same.

Offer your opinion on this subject and some evidence to support it. How should institutions evaluate students’ progress if they abolish exams?

Obesity has become such a serious problem that it is considered an epidemic in the U.S. Explain how this issue relates to fast food. What consequences will this ban have on the economy?

What dangers does the Web present to kids? How can you teach a child to avoid them?

  • The value of higher education in life.
  • The influence of multiracial education on racial discrimination.
  • Do anti-terrorist policies actually promote terrorism?
  • Does increasing the level of security in the airports violate personal freedom rights?
  • On-campus sexual assault: How to prevent it.
  • The moral condition of using cheap labor from the underdeveloped countries.
  • Bullying should be considered a crime.
  • Exams are not an accurate measurement of students’ abilities.
  • Fast food should be banned in America.
  • Children should not be allowed to surf the Internet unsupervised.

The challenge of crafting a well-written <a href="">informative essay</a> is objectivity. This essay form requires the author to take on the role of expert for a general audience that may be unfamiliar with the topic or thesis. The writing should be both informative and interesting without making an argument or imparting the author's point of view. Careful planning and outlining will result in less stress and more satisfaction when writing it.


Step 1
Decide on a topic that you think is important and that your readers could benefit from knowing more about. For example, eating disorders is both topical and expansive enough to allow for an in-depth essay.

Step 2
Write down a tentative thesis statement. What is it that you want to share with your readers? Don't obsess about it too much at this stage, as you will likely have to revise your thesis somewhat as you conduct your research and write the actual essay. Just try to write down something specific and (hopefully) interesting.

For example, "Eating disorders lead to a large number of preventable deaths."

Step 3
Draft an outline listing all the questions you have about your topic, all the things you think you know about it, and any personal experiences or observations you may have. For instance: How many people suffer from eating disorders? How many are men and how many are women? What age-group suffers from them the most? What's the most common eating disorder?

Step 4
Research your topic online and in the library. Find authoritative, credible sources. To learn more about eating disorders, you could go to the National Health Information Center and National Eating Disorders Association. You could also interview doctors and people who have personally suffered from these disorders.

Step 5
Write your essay. Begin the opening paragraph with a hook to lure the reader's interest. Use this paragraph to provide a lead-in to the topic and some general context for the issue to be discussed. One possible hook that might work for the eating disorder example: "Anorexia is the leading killer of teenage girls."

Step 6
Use the body of your essay to inform your reader about the specifics of your topic. Provide interesting details that they likely don't already know, or present common knowledge in a new light.

Step 7
Conclude your essay by summarizing the knowledge you've shared. Don't bring up any new information or raise too many questions. This paragraph is meant to bring closure to the essay while maintaining your reader's interest in the topic.

Submitted: January 22, 2018

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