5 Essay Titles That Will Impress Your Professor
You're thinking of "Arabian Nights" after your imagination run wild while reading those descriptions of exotic places. You can add a brief review of Pier Paolo Paolini's graphic adaptation of the book (or so you think), even comparing it to the Italian filmmaker's version of "Canterbury Tales". This might be a stumbling block, though. You're about to embark on an exercise on literary criticism, so there must be relevance to pop culture. "Arabian Nights" could be the perfect read during an uneventful weekend, yet it would be pointless to relate it to the Me Too movement. You must be familiar with the history of the Middle East, and it will be better if you have been there. On the other hand, your professor's curiosity might be piqued after you declare that English books are overrated. How can you cite "The Canterbury Tales" as a good example?
The moral lesson of the (above) case is you can't think of any book that will be the basis of your essay assignment. This is the reason why your professors opt for the popular titles in Modern literature, which overlaps Victorian literature, Gothic fiction, and the early works in science fiction. You want a genre that you're knowledgeable about, though. You're right on that one, but your task won't be very difficult if you have a list of essay titles on mind.
How to Write a College Paper (using these titles)
The book that changed my life. You can get the top mark if you can relate to your book of choice. Most students can go overboard on this one, with too much analysis or lots of details of their personal lives. There are also some cases when you can make a misstep on the book title. There's nothing wrong about the Bible, but you can include Madeleine L'Engle. She was a religious woman who was passionate about science. Could you sympathize with her struggles after the numerous rejections of "A Wrinkle in Time"? If you're uncertain of it, then choose the more popular "Narnia" series. C.S. Lewis might not have been subtle about his Biblical references, but it wasn't an issue to readers. The Disney adaptation should make an interesting topic. If you're having second thoughts about it, then keep in mind that success favors those who dare to go out of their comfort zone.
The book I couldn't finish. You must not be terrified to write about it, as it doesn't mean that you won't be able to cope up with the demands of the coursework. It's rare to find a teenager who is a heavy reader especially those who are able to finish a novel of more than 600 pages in a week or less. There might be exceptions, like "Don Quixote", but don't attempt to impress your instructor. (“Don Quixote” is one of the earliest canonical novels. It might take you a thousand words or more.) You might be thinking of the Russian classics, and how you prefer the Hollywood adaptations. Keep your fingers crossed that you won't be forced to study this module during your first year.
The book that had the greatest influence on my writing. If you're aspiring for authorship, then it will be sensible to choose your favorite book during your younger years. In other words, you won't make a wrong move with your choice of the fairy tales. If you fancy Fantasy, then you have your load cut off. It's fine if you're looking at another requirement to finish on time. You can play it safe, citing selected works of a particular author. Be careful. You might confuse your professor with your appreciation on H.P. Lovecraft.
The book that I think that is most underrated. You may be stumped by this one, but you don't have to think long and hard about it. The enormous success of the Harry Potter books overshadowed other books that were published during that time. Do a research and pick one notable title. If you opt for Modern literature, then select an author who wasn't popular as Virginia Woolf. If you're a huge fan of the Horror genre, then you can do an extensive research on mythical creatures that didn't have a following like Count Dracula.
The book I most often give as a gift. If you choose a kin, then you might want to talk about it with that member of your family. It may turn into a walk in a park, as you know that person so well. You might be able to relate to it, which will make more sense.
Is It Possible to Use Other Titles?
Your goal is to write an essay of two thousand words or more. In this regard, titles like "The book that I'm currently reading" won't be a sensible choice. You must comprehend the book, so you're expected to read it in its entirety. It's also not right to reveal your insecurities as a writer (or B.A. English student). Titles like "The book I wish I'd written" is better suited for those who have a literary career. If you have an unpublished work or two, then it might be better to use it instead.
You might want an easy route by choosing titles like "The last book that made me laugh". If you have read too many books, then you won't think of Archie and his buddies. It will be a huge mistake to be pretentious in your tone of writing, opting for titles like "The book that I'd most like to be remembered for.". You might be too young to grasp the significance behind such titles, even if you have a keen understanding of popular genres like the Arthurian romance.
It will be safe to ask your professor for approval of your essay title of your choice. And don't be slighted if he (or she) has a better suggestion. You might be able to finish your assignment ahead of time.
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