Coming Up With A Relevant Title For A High School Ethics Essay
What makes a though or an action ethical? The answer to that question will be different depending on the place and the time the respondent is from. Chances are that if you’re studying ethics in high school, you’ll be more concerned about the perspective of your own country. The meat of your essay is extremely important but you also need to know how to name your paper well. Here are some tips that can help you:
- Choose a theme
- Research the theme in detail
- Decide on the style of essay writing that suits it best
- Make a list of evocative words related to it
- Test Several different versions of the title on others
This requires you to make a decision on the ‘flavor’ of your paper. If there is a specific subtopic that has always interested you this may be a good time to explore it in your writing. Themes are broad. You don’t need to be specific just yet.
As a good student, theme you pick should already be pretty familiar to you but if you want your title to truly reflect what you have chosen to write on well, you should have a much deeper knowledge than your peers. There may be some little known fact that can be used to add color to your word choices.
You can write your essay as a compare and contrast, persuasive or any number of other types of essays. Having become very comfortable with the theme you want to explore you can decide the style that would best be used by you to bring the theme to life. The title of a persuasive essay will be very different from that of a compare and contrast even if they contain similar points.
Just because your title is relevant does not mean it needs to be boring. Brainstorm a few words that could add your personal touch to the piece. This is still factual academic writing so try not to go overboard with flowery prose. Just pick words that seem to fit.
Use the words you came up with to create entire versions of your title that you would consider using. Some are likely to stand out more to you than others but you may hold unconscious biases. Ask someone who has a good feel for these things to give you their opinion.