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School@Home Essay Topics For Make-Up Hours

School@home Essay topics For Make-up Hours

Directions: Please write (not typed) a 250 word essay about the following topic(s) to toward make-up hours for each essay written: 

 

  • You will receive 3 hours credit for each 250 word essay.  
  • This is the perfect time to take care of your hours and get credit for classes you have already completed but did not receive credit.

 

New topics

  1. What inspires you?
  2. What inanimate object best embodies you?
  3. What kind of person do you want to be—and what kind of person are you now?
  4. What makes you proud?
  5. What do your parents not understand about you?
  6. Describe a rite of passage you’ve completed and what it meant to you.
  7. What is the most important quality a person can have?
  8. Write about a lesson you recently learned—and how it changed your outlook on things.
  9. How has the place where you’ve grown up impacted who you are?
  10. Write about the first time you felt different or alone.
  11. What is the best decision you ever made?
  12. What is something you could change about yourself that would make a major difference in your life?
  13. What kind of impact does peer pressure have on your life?
  14. Are you adventurous? Compare and contrast a time when you took a risk and a time when you played it safe.
  15. Write about a time when someone told you something about yourself that changed your perspective.
  16. Write about a challenge you’re facing right now—and what you plan to do about it.
  17. When do you find it hardest to make good decisions? Why?
  18. Are you comfortable in your body? How do media and culture affect your perception of how you look?
  19. Write about the first time when you felt pressured to adhere to a particular gender role.
  20. Do you identify as a feminist? Why or why not?
  21. Do you consider yourself to be spiritual or religious at all? Why or why not?
  22. What does “ethical consumption” mean to you—and does it matter to you?
  23. What role does social media play in your life? Write about its influence—or lack thereof.
  24. Write about a piece of media that has influenced or impacted you significantly

Previous Topics

  1. Are actors and professional athletes paid too much?
  2. Should boys and girls be in separate classes?
  3. What age is appropriate for dating?
  4. Pretend you woke up one day and there were no rules. People could suddenly do whatever they wanted! Explain what the world would be like. Use your imagination!
  5. Should student’s textbooks be replaced by notebook computers?
  6. Should students be allowed to have cell phones in elementary and high schools?
  7. Should wealthy nations be required to share their wealth among poorer nations?
  8. Should money be spent on space exploration?
  9. Is fashion important?
  10. Are we too dependent on computers?
  11. If you had the opportunity to bring any person — past or present, fictional or nonfictional — to a place that is special to you (your hometown or country, a favorite location, etc.), who would you bring and why? Tell us what you would share with that person
  12. In your opinion what factors contribute to a good movie?
  13. Many parents give their children certain chores or tasks to do at home. Should children have to do chores or tasks at home? Be sure to explain why you think it is a good idea or a bad idea. Include examples to support your reasons.
  14. Should the voting age be lowered to thirteen?
  15. Should the government place a tax on junk food and fatty snacks?
  16. What are your future plans when you get out of school?
  17. What are some dreams that you would like to fulfill?
  18. Three goals I have set for myself are...
  19. Who is the person from history that you would most like to meet and talk to? Why? What would you like to ask?
  20. What current fashion in clothing do you particularly like or dislike? Explain.
  21. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date and why?
  22. Write about what you think you will be like and what you will be doing 10 years or 20 years from now.
  23. Write about a difficult decision you had to make.
  24. Do you think a woman will be President of the United States in the near future?
  25. Name and describe a teacher who made a difference in your life. What did that teacher do that was so special?
  26. What makes you proud to be an American?
  27. Describe the most difficult thing about being your age.
  28. Who is the most important role model in your life?
  29. If you had a chance to live anywhere you could, where would it be and why?
  30. What is your definition of success?