Sherry Snider con 404 Topics for Speeches, Essays, & Blog Posts: Students, Teachers, & Writers | Never Stuck for a Topic Again (English Edition)
404 Topics to Practice Writing and Speeches
The only way to truly learn how to write is to practice, so the topics are designed specifically to provide a large variety of suitable topics for 5 paragraph essays and school speeches.
For non-English majors, it usually takes writing and passing 6-10 essays before a student is comfortably prepared to write/deliver and pass a speech or essay.
This includes students trying to pass:
- An essay assignment,
- A structured essay exam for graduation,
- The GED,
- The Regents exam, or
- The ECE (English Competency Exam).
404 Topics for Speeches, Essays, & Blog Posts exists to save all the time and worry about picking a topic from thin air, then wondering if the topic is substantial enough for a full essay or speech.
Never Stuck for a Topic Again!
Free Bonus PDF Download to print and cut topic cards for easy shuffling and random selection . . . great for personal or classroom use.
The topic cards work particularly well for personal practice and in a classroom when two to three topics are randomly selected or assigned. Choices vary, but are limited to a reasonable number of options, so the student can choose one and focus on the writing or speech assignment.
Originally compiled for writing students to practice, the topics in 404 Topics for Speeches, Essays, & Blog Posts were quickly adopted as conversation starters and topics for speeches and blog posts as well as essays.
For students and writers, the massive list provides a broad spectrum of potential topics to explore. Too, contemplation of the topics in the book inspires even more diverse aspects for even deeper discussion. Though the book limits the number of topics to 404, the variations inspired are truly limited only by the imagination.
The book and topic cards have also proven an invaluable resource for teachers, and astute readers have also used the topics to brainstorm blog posts and to “break the ice” during social interactions. There’s nothing like an interesting topic to spark a conversation, right?
Why Do I Need a Massive List of Topics?
If you’re taking an essay exam or working on a speech or essay assignment, you’ll usually know the topic ahead of time, OR you’ll be given a choice of one or more topics. It actually is pretty rare to be assigned a speech or essay without at least a few suggested topics. Since the assignments usually support a specific lesson or purpose, the suggested topics are usually sufficient.
HOWEVER, for those occasions when you need to pick a topic from thin air (like choosing topics for practice essays), 404 Topics for Speeches, Essays, & Blog Posts is designed to spark ideas and save a lot of time and effort.
There’s no avoiding the creative effort of writing or speaking. It can actually be the fun part. 404 Topics for Speeches, Essays, & Blog Posts helps eliminate the stress and extra effort of staring at the blank page waiting for inspiration. Pick a topic, and the rest will be much easier.