Originally Answered: Urgent -- English Essay Help?
Sometimes well-written prose stands out better when applied to a mundane topic. For example, take the seemingly lame topic of soft-drinks:
Narration/Description - a short vignette of a person hiking through the Mojave desert after his car breaks down. He makes it to a gas station and finally slakes his tremendous thirst with a Sunkist. Concentrate on all of the physical sensations - the heat, the parched mouth, chapped list, then the vision of the gas station on the horizon, then the nearly-orgasmic soda experience.
Process Analysis - making soda, tons of stuff online
Definition - what is soda, where did it come from, why is it so popula - typical reporter's questions who, what, where why, when, etc.
Compare/Contrast - MountainDew/MellowYellow this is really splitting hairs and if you pull it off with a wry sense of humor it could be very funny
Cause/Effect - drinking soda leads to obesity/diabetes,etc., how? why? tons of stuff online
Division/Classification - classify sodas, easy, colas, fruity sodas, root beers, etc.
Persuasion - take a position on soda machines in schools as a health problem, tons online.