Informative essays are a specific essay structure used to lay out a response to an essay topic without opinion. They simply outline a subject or topic area, both sides of an argument or situation, without an argument to sway the reader in either direction. Just like a story in a newspaper, the essay should be factual and communicate the facts of the subject.
Informative essay topics are easier to choose from since they rely solely on the author doing thorough research and reporting their findings. However at the same time, they can be difficult to write considering that no opinion or feelings should be included within the essay, and sometimes that can be harder than it sounds, especially if you have strong opinions about the subject. For informative essay topics it’s therefore often best to choose a topic you know you will be able to remain unbiased for and report on the facts of the situation. Informative essay topics should also be chosen considering the amount of information, data and statistics available, since you will need a great deal of this in order to support your statements, showing that you are reporting the facts.
Once you have your topic, approach identified and conducted your initial research a great way to start is to list out all of your important findings and supporting data. Then by linking them together, organize them in a logical way to form an essay outline and first draft. Once that’s done you can go back to the beginning and work through to identify any new important points that have emerged, gaps, or other data that you need to include. Finally, editing is important to make sure your writing flows in an easy, readable way that makes sense, as well as reviewing punctuation and grammar.
These are 50 suggested informative essay topics to help get you started: