Essay High Prompt School Writing

Essay Writing Prompts:  Zeroing In On Persuasive and Expository Skills



Persuasive Essay Writing Prompts

Prompt 1

Writing Situation

In many households where there are teenagers, there are often arguments over cell phones.

Directions for Writing

Think about the importance of having a cell phone. Now write to persuade your parents to buy you a cell phone or to allow you to keep the cell phone you already have.

Prompt 2

Writing Situation

Your favorite store at the mall is going to close down forever.

Directions for Writing

Before you begin writing, think about why it is your favorite store. Now write to persuade the store to stay in business.

Prompt 3

Writing Situation

In some schools students wear uniforms.

Directions for Writing

Before you begin writing, think about what is involved when students are required to wear uniforms to school. Now write to persuade your principal to agree with your view on whether school uniforms should be required.

Prompt 4

Writing Situation

Teen drivers have a lot more fun than most older drivers do. Teens also have a lot more accidents. Now, some states are limiting how and when teenagers can drive to help keep the roads safer.

Directions for Writing

Before you begin writing, think about teenagers behind the steering wheel. Now write to persuade your state's officials to agree with your view on teenage driving.

Prompt 5

Writing Situation

Many experts believe that fast-food restaurants are contributing to teen's obesity. They point to high-calorie meals that can be quickly ordered and consumed. They say that these restaurants deliberately target teens in their advertising. Many even offer prizes and toys.

Directions for Writing

Before you begin writing, think about fast-food restaurants and their impact on teens. Now write to persuade those experts to agree with your view on teenage obesity and fast food restaurants.

Expository Essay Writing Prompts

Prompt 1

Writing Situation

Everyone has a favorite holiday.

Directions for Writing

Before you begin writing, think about which is your favorite holiday and why. Now write to explain which holiday is your favorite.

Prompt 2

Writing Situation

Throughout history many important things have been made or invented.

Directions for Writing

Before you begin to write, think about an invention that has been important to people. Now, write an essay to explain why this one invention has been important.

Prompt 3

Writing Situation

Each year millions of tourists visit the state of Florida.

Directions for Writing

Before you begin writing, think about why Florida is a good place for vacations. Now write to explain the reasons Florida is a popular place for vacations.

Prompt 4

Writing Situation

Look at this quotation: "Good things are not cheap, and cheap things are not good."

Directions for Writing

Before you begin to write, think about the meaning of this quotation. Now write to explain how this quotation may apply to an experience of yours or the experience of someone you know.

Prompt 5

Writing Situation

A pet peeve is a particular source of annoyance or irritation. Every person seems to have one.

Directions for Writing

Think about a pet peeve you have. Now write to explain your pet peeve and why it is a source of annoyance or irritation.





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DO your teens view writing as a dull, meaningless task? Are you always searching for essay prompts high school students will love? Then suggest one of the following interest-grabbing topics to help them brush up on composition skills!

1. The Artist’s Eye

Describe the artwork of your favorite painter or film studio. Discuss the color palette, subject matter, and style (abstract, realist, etc.).

2. Dream Budget

Imagine someone hands you $10,000 on the day of your high school graduation, with one condition: you must spend part of it immediately, save another part for at least twenty years, and give the rest away. Where will you shop, and how will you invest? Which charity, cause, or ministry will you support? Explain your choices.

3. Two Roads Diverged

Compare and contrast two careers that interest you. What aspects of the jobs appeal to you? How will your future look if you choose one of these two paths?

WriteShop I & II, homeschool writing curriculum for teens

4. Green Light

In your opinion, what are the top three signs that a young adult is ready for a committed relationship leading to marriage? Do age, college degrees, or financial status predict successful relationships?

High School Writing Curriculum

If you’re looking for a homeschool writing curriculum for your teens, consider our WriteShop program:

  1. WriteShop I
  2. WriteShop II

Download free sample lessons here.

If you enjoyed these essay prompts, be sure to check back each week for more Writing Prompt Wednesdays! Once a month, we feature topics especially suited for high schoolers.

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