Dealing With English Homework - How To Come Up With Fresh Paper Topics


One of the most difficult things about dealing with your English homework is to get your mind into gear as far as topics are concerned. You might be very good at doing the research and writing and editing or polishing of your essays but it's getting something fresh and new and sparkling in the first place which can be the problem. How can you overcome this difficulty?

There are a number of things you can consider and here are just some of them.

  • Brainstorming is always worth a punt.
  • Online resources are almost infinite.
  • What are your fellow students doing?
  • Have you been to your school library as yet?
  • Look for an angle on an old topic.

Brainstorming is an excellent why he to uncover fresh paper topics. You need to give yourself the right trigger word or words at the beginning and it always helps if you've got more than one person doing the brainstorming. You can do it by yourself but with another person or persons you give yourself a greater chance of getting a variation of ideas.

Going online is an easy way to look for fresh ideas but it always helps if you can save yourself time by going directly to the most relevant websites. For instance if you have a particular interest in a certain topic or topics then heading towards websites according to your search engine input will increase your chances of finding something relevant to your needs.

It costs you nothing and it can be hugely beneficial to have a chat with your fellow students about what they are doing with fresh paper topics. You don't want to copy them obviously but something they are tackling might inspire you to think of a topic which is fresh from your point of view. Also asking one or more of your fellow students to join you in a brainstorming session can be a very good idea as well.

Visit your school library and chat with your school library and might be just the stimulus you need to find something fresh in the way of an English paper topic. Your teacher will have given you a particular type of homework exercise and even talking with them about what you might tackle could provide the answer.

Finally there is always the option that you don't find a fresh paper topic but rather you find a fresh angle to write about that old topic. This is not quite the same thing as a fresh topic but it is certainly fresh when it comes to your angle or approach to the subject. This sort of exercise is always well worth a try.