List Of Unique Expository Essay Topics For High School


Many students will be puzzled and confused about the exact requirements of an expository essay when they have been asked to write this form of academic paper at high school. Essentially, the word ‘expository’ is rarely used in English and, therefore, it can seem quite daunting when used in conjunction with a style of academic paper that you need to write. However, if you look at the work expository, you will realise that it is in many ways an extension of the word expose and, therefore, you are essentially trying to expose more details about a particular subject.

In fact, a good way of looking at the requirements of an expository essay is to think that you need to analyse and explain in detail about a particular topic. For example, you may wish to provide the various steps and processes that occur in order for a machine to work. Alternatively, it may be that you wish to explain a certain concept or idea.


Choosing topics to write about


There are plenty of different titles and topics that you can use for an expository essay. In fact, it can be a great idea to imply various brainstorming techniques to get some of your early thoughts and ideas written down. You can then use these ideas for further inspiration, essentially by expanding on any thoughts that you have, and seeing where your thought process leads you.

Ideally, you may wish to think of few topics that you are interested in and would like to discuss, by writing these down on paper and using them for further inspiration, within a few minutes you should hopefully have a range of different plausible topics written down.

Once you are happy with some of the ideas that you have, you can start to narrow them down, eliminating those that seem less suitable, until you are left with a final topic. For some further ideas, you might like to use some of the suggestions below.

  • How our memories formed?
  • How does a microwave oven work?
  • How does a 3-D printer work?
  • How do spacesuits protect astronauts whilst they are outside of the safety of a space shuttle, on a spacewalk?
  • How do x-ray machines take images of our bones?
  • What is feminism?
  • What causes people to be clinically depressed?
  • How can you increase your motivation when completing homework?
  • How can you become better at your favourite sport?
  • Why do people support sports teams?