To write a quick essay, you need to choose a topic you know a lot about or a subject that you believe strongly in. It helps if you have spent a lot of time thinking or talking to people about that topic. That will let you easily think of things to say. To find that easy topic, follow these steps:
1. Read my list of easy essay topics (these are divided by subjects to help you scan quickly: sports, healthy living, women, education, business, environment): http://hubpages.com/humanities/Essay-Topic-Ideas.... Or my list of Easy Argument topics (obesity/dieting/food, recycling, families, and relationships, technology, aging and retirement): http://hubpages.com/academia/100-Easy-Argumentativ...
2. Find a couple of topic questions you like or know a lot about.
3. Copy these on a Word document.
4. Set a timer for 5 minutes.
5. Just start writing everything you know about that topic.
6. When the timer goes off, look at what you've written. Do you have enough ideas to write a whole paper? Do you think you have a lot of examples you can use just from your head? Do you want to write on this topic? If so, then just get started and use my guidelines for How to Write Your Essay Fast: http://hubpages.com/humanities/How-to-Write-Your-C...
7. Not sure you like this topic? Try another topic and do the same 5-minute writing test until you find a topic you know you can easily write on.
I find that when students do this test, they usually are much less frustrated and write a lot more easily. It only takes 5-15 minutes total out of your time, so it is worth it.
Want to know the top 5 easy topics? Here is what my students say:
1. Is technology changing us for better or worse?
2. Is procrastination really a bad thing?
3. How can students best be healthy while in school?
4. Should standardized testing be changed? If so, how?
5. Should you pay attention to what other people think about you?