Top 20 Informative Essay Topics


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If you are getting ready to write an informative (expository) essay but do not know what topic to choose check out our list of the best and most popular informative essay topics. All topics are provided with specific examples.

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Top 20 Informative Essay Topics

  1. 1. TOP 20 Informative Essay TopicsThe purpose of an informative essay, which is sometimes called an expository essay,is to inform the reader and present some useful and new information on a specifictopic. This information is usually based on facts and not biased by opinion; it shouldbe supported by credible evidence.Finding an appropriate topic for an informative essay usually requires some basicresearch. The following steps will help you develop your own topic:STEP 1: Brainstorm what you already know. Try to think of a topic you know reallywell and have enough knowledge on so you could share it with your audience andinstruct it. It’s much easier to write on the topic from your own experience.
  2. 2. STEP 2: Choose a topic that you are most interested in. In this case you will doeverything possible to research the topic in detail and find out as much informationas possible.STEP 3: Ask your friends and family members. They might have a great idea for anessay that you haven’t even thought about.STEP 4: Look for ideas around you. Some great ideas can be found in: 1. News magazines: Newsweek, Time, The Week, National Journal, etc. 2. Encyclopedias: Wikipedia, Britannica, Columbia Encyclopedia, etc. 3. HowTo Websites: eHow,, etc.STEP 5: Ask your teacher what you should write about. Your teacher might give youa topic to write on or point you toward some good resources.Here’s a list of top 20 informative essay topics that students choose to write on. 1. The Industrial Revolution in Europe
  3. 3. 2. Causes and Effects of World War I3. All You Need to Know About E-commerce4. Best Investments For Young People5. How to Be Successful in the Stock Market6. Benefits of Human Cloning7. Internet Banking Security8. Benefits of Stem Cell Research9. Importance of Computer Education10. Illegal Immigration and Its Impact on the Economy11. Online Educational Computer Games12. Diabetes: Causes and Treatments13. The Effects of Steroids14. Air Pollution: Causes and Effects15. Current Environmental Issues16. Global Warming: Causes and Effects17. Fundamental Rights of an Individual18. Alternatives to Gasoline19. How to Select an IPod or MP3 Player20. How Does Texting Affect Your Driving
  4. 4. If you are just getting ready to write, stuck with ideas, and need some help withrelevant examples, we will be happy to assist.