Topics for essays

Topics for essays

Finding subjects for essays is often the main challenge we face when we are given the task of writing a paper. The famous fear of facing the blank sheet of paper is one of the best known fears of any writer, since once we know what we want to talk about we can begin to inform ourselves and the work is started automatically.

To facilitate the task of finding topics for essays I have prepared a list that you can use, either as it is or by being inspired by these themes to draw similar ones. To find more topics for essays, click here and you will be directed to another article where ideas for writing about them are also collected.

Remember that many times the same idea can be used for different types of tests, everything will depend on the approach you give to it. The list are only suggestions that aim to help you find your own ideas.

Topics for argumentative and / or critical essays

On many of these topics for essays I ask a question. You can change the title depending on the approach you want to give to the subject. In many cases these are controversial topics in which you can take a clear position, but you should always be respectful and educated in the presentation of ideas.

1) Gender violence and its cultural component

2) Is conservative politics more beneficial to the economy?

3) Are the parties on the left more sensitive to social problems?

4) The educational reform a step forward?

5) Should laws be influenced by religious beliefs?

6) Is advertising still sexist?

7) Are fad diets cause of obesity?

8) Is the joint custody of children in case of separation of parents the best alternative?

9) Do young people suffer from dependence on their smartphones?

10) Up to what age should education be compulsory?

Subjects for literary essays

1) Evolution of the poetry of Octavio Paz and its different phases

2) The influence of Zola in the literary production of Federico Gamboa

3) “The blood of the jellyfish and other marginal stories” by José Emilio Pacheco. Essay on the influence of Borges in this book of stories.

4) You can take some of the essays of the work “Under the shadow of history. Essays on Islam and Judaism »by Fernando del Paso and perform an essay either defending their theses or raising alternative thoughts.

5) Political influences in the work of Elena Garro

6) Elements of popular folklore in Mexican writers of the twentieth century

7) Main influences of Mexican literature on authors from other countries in the 20th century

8) “The old man and the sea” of Hemingway. Personal reflections about your message

9) Symbolism of the work «The Metamorphosis» by Franz Kafka

10) Essay on the picaresque novel (in general or some of its specific characteristics)

Topics for scientific essays

1) Influence of the age of the mother in cases of sudden death of the newborn

2) Video games and their impact on the child’s reflexes

3) The addiction to nicotine and its relationship with the so-called gene of addictions

4) The social classes and the drugs that are consumed, is there a relationship? Do the upper classes consume different substances than the lower classes?

5) Are there data that prove global warming?

6) The importance of forests for life on earth

7) The excessive noise of cities as a cause of stress and other nervous problems

8) Sleep deprivation and its neurological effects

9) The vegetarian diet and its defense / refutation from a biological point of view

10) Arguments that prove / deny the beneficial influence of companion animals for the elderly.