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Essay Titles - How Do I Think of an Effective/Original Title for My Essays?

I have received a lot of mails of the students asking me the tips on how to think of an original title for their essays. That is why I decided to put the title of my article similar to the subject of most of the mails received by students. To show the intensity of the problems I have put few of those mails in this article.

From: Chris Harris <xxx_xxxx@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 3:29 AM
Subject: Help with the title of my essay?
To: Calvert Connel <calvert.connel@gmail.com>

Hello Sir,

I have been assigned to write an argumentative essay in a college term paper. I have no idea, 

how to think of an original title for an essay

 Plzzz, sir tell me original topics as soon as possible. I m really worried because only 2 days have been left for my essay writing assignment….

From: Amanda Thompson <xxx_xxx    x@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 8:29 PM
Subject: How do I think of an original essay title à Heading 2
To: Calvert Connel <calvert.connel@gmail.com>

Respected Dr. Calvert,

I came across with various articles on your site’s resource center. I appreciate your kind efforts in spreading academic knowledge comprehensively. There are some articles where you have even listed the topics but I want something that no one has ever imagined. I mean the original as well as effective title for my essay. Can you please help me out to think for that?

I’ll be really grateful if you help me asap.
Regards,
Amanda

 

In order to write effective title for you essay you need to know what a good essay title needs to be:

  • It needs to fit the assignment’s requirements
  • It needs to be moderately easy research and write about.
  • It needs be something you have enough knowledge to write about
  • It needs to be not too broad to cover the length of paper.
  • It needs to be not too narrow to fill up the paper length.
  • It needs to be interesting to you.
  • It needs to be original and creative.

So how do you come up with an original title for your essay that meets all the above criteria? Here are some steps to help you get started.

5 Steps To Be Taken For An Effective/Original title for essays

1: Figure out the requirements of your Professor

Read the assignment sheet very carefully and with full concentration. Incase you feel confused; don’t hesitate to ask your professor for clarification. Once you think you understand the assignment, discuss your term paper writing plan with your professor for the assurance of right direction.

2: Brainstorm Title Ideas

If you have trouble thinking up creative topics to write about, take out a paper and start writing down whatever ideas that come into your mind. Here are some questions that you might ask yourself to brainstorm the essay title ideas:

  • What am I interested in?
  • What for me is doing fun that I may write about in the paper?
  • What do I feel strongly about?
  • What do I know a lot about?
  • What would I like to know more about?
  • What are the current issues or new I am interested about?
  • What are some issues related to my college campus that interest me?

3: Evaluate Each Possible Title for Appropriateness

Look at the list of the topics you jotted down in your paper and match it with assignment sheet. Eliminate topics that aren't appropriate.

4: Evaluate Each Title On the Basis of Ease & Quality

Evaluate how difficult would it be for you to search each title and write about. Is the title too broad or too narrow to handle? Is it creating spark in your eyes? That may be good situation to go and consult your professor for his view. You also might need to do some library or online research to find out how much information is available about proposed title.

5: Pick the Title That You Find Most Important and Interesting

Bear in mind that it is much easier and effective to write an essay paper on topic which is interested to write about, so take your time to pick out a title that you really care about!

If you follow the above steps correctly, you won’t bother asking “
how do i come up with an original title for my essay
”.

Best of Luck Students!

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