4 essay prompts high school students will love

4 essay prompts high school students will love

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

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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1 Comment

  • Posted August 28, 2013

    Samantha

    Great prompts! For #2, on my graduation day I would spend $5,000 on my dream trip to Israel, invest $3,000 of it, give $1,000 to my parents, bless a neighbor who just lost their job with $500, and give $500 to Katie Davis, a Christian who is doing missionary/charity work in Uganda 🙂

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