Essay topic help!?

Essay topic help!? Topic: Essay topic help!?
June 19, 2019 / By Timotha
Question: first off im a junior in high school (that may halp i dont know though) so i have to do an essay in american liturature and need help picking a topic. all the teacher said was that it has to do with or should be about these 2 things: -my perception of colonial settlement and experiance OR -colonial leadership thats it....those are very broad topics and the teacher wants us to narrow ONE of them down to pick what we want our essay to be about. we are learning about john smith, calvinism, the natives, the 1500s, europeans that lead american expeditions, etc. i know thats not much info but thats really all we have done.... we've only been in class 2 times, so like 2 hrs total lol. but anyway i need help. oh... and its suppose to be no more than 500 words (she said) does anyone know how many pages/paragraphs that is??? is that about the same a the standard 5 paragraph essay????
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Roxy Roxy | 4 days ago
Write about your perception of what happened to the Roanoke Island colonists -- why they disappeared, what happened to them, and what they could have done to survive. Write about your perception of what it was like during the ship's voyages. Write about your perception of biological warfare that was inadvertantly (and purposefully) used on the native Americans. Choose an obscure leader and write about him (or her) -- there was a woman leader in Rhode Island who was pretty wild in those days, I've forgotten her name. Be sure to spell "experience" correctly...
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Roxy Originally Answered: I am looking for a topic for my essay at school. It has to be persuasive topic. My paper is due by tuesday?
Well,lets' see. What do you want somebody else to believe? Maybe you don't like your school deciplin,you could do one trying to persuade the board to take that deciplin out of the school. You could also write one about the school dress code. You could write about,well geeze I have no idea what grade you are in so this hard. Maybe you want more of one class. Like P.E? You could talk about how more P.E could help with Child Obesity. It's not that hard....
Roxy Originally Answered: I am looking for a topic for my essay at school. It has to be persuasive topic. My paper is due by tuesday?
Hmmm thinking about a good persuasive topic. You could argue anything that is popular right now in the news. Some ideas might be....persuading a group of people to keep a diminishing subject in school, explicit lyrics for songs, persuading the public to buy hybrid cars in order to save gas, gettting people to excercise more often to improve their health, sex in the sense of protection and moral values of people...the list goes on...just think of things that could be controversial and you have a great argument set for you! hope this helps

Natalie Natalie
You could talk about Jamestown, one of the first settlements set up in the colonies in Virginia. You could explain how John Smith helped the settlement flourish and succeed when many were starving and dying. It sounds like you have many topics to choose from so I think anything would work. Here's some info on Jamestown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamestown,_Virginia Oh and just count the amount of words you write by using word count in Microsoft word. Go to tools, and then select word count.
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Lorraine Lorraine
I think you should do "-my perception of colonial settlement and experiance" because anything that has to do with giving opinions is always the easiest topic to talk about. As for 500 words? that's about a page? Hope I helped!
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Lorraine Originally Answered: i need a topic for a essay?
STEELCRU - Yahoo Answers automatically puts a question mark on the end of a question title if you do not enter one yourself. I hope you feel stupid! I think one typo can be excused. It is also a tad hypocritical coming from somebody who only uses capital letters when he pleases, spells grammar 'grammer', spells after 'affter', spells consonant 'consenent', doesn't know how to use apostrophes, and thinks, "That help?" is a sentence. You sound like an utter pillock. Anyway... When I used to be given broad topics like that in school I always tried to steer clear of the obvious areas that everyone would go for, and find something a little more unusual, just to draw the tutor's attention to it if nothing else. I think your more obvious areas, which are probably going to be easier to find information about, but will probably be done by a lot of fellow classmates too, are things like racial intolerance, homosexual intolerance, religious intolerance, so on and so forth. What limits did your teacher set? What types of essay are you allowed to do? Does it have to be a factual investigation? Or could you write a short story? If you could write a short story, you could play around with a lot of ideas. The obvious choice is to write about someone being subjected to some form of intolerance, but if 'intolerance' is the only word she gave you, who's to say you cannot take a different meaning? Perhaps you could write about someone living their life with a severe intolerance to a common substance, an allergy basically, and how it affects his/her life on a daily basis. If it needs to be factual, you could still write an investigation into intolerance in that sense of the word, I would bet that's something not many will do. If you want to play safe and write about a form of social intolerance - here is one idea that I doubt many others will do: the intolerance tattooed people face in society. Now I would say this, as I've just nipped over from the tattoo section to ask a question here when I saw your question lol. Your eyes may glaze over at the thought of writing an essay about it if it's not something you're personally interested in. But I suggest this because I think the tattoo section on Yahoo Answers is one of the sections in which the greatest deal of intolerance is displayed, yet you wouldn't automatically think it. If you go back and view a few pages of questions, notice how many simple, innocent questions have someone butting in and posting how terrible/immoral/disgusting tattoos are. That's just the tip of the iceberg. It's not uncommon to get people posting that those with tattoos are lowlife, unintelligent, blasphemers, disrespectful, thugs, tramps, sluts, junkies, the list goes on. When in reality, tattooed people are just normal people who happen to like body art. Most of us are nothing like the stereotype. I, for example, am a normal young woman, good mum, nice person, I just love tattoos. I don't break the law or take drugs and I am fairly intelligent and I respect others. There is a lot of this going on and I think it would be a very easy topic for you to research - ask a few questions at different times in the section about the types of discrimination people have faced and intolerance we've met and there will be a lot of colourful tales. You can also use this website to ask people WHY they discriminate and get both sides of the story. Just an idea anyway, good luck whatever you choose!
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