College Nonfiction Essay Topics
1. Joan Didion Los Angeles Notebook
Read Joan Didion's Los Angeles Notebook. What is the effect of opening the essay with a description of the wind? What is the tone of the essay, and how does Didion use diction and imagery to create it?
2. Virginia Woolf A Room Of One's Own
Read Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Consider Woolf's use of metaphoric obstacles at "Oxbridge." How do fishing, the truncated cat, the grass, and the library add to Woolf's thesis? Why does Woolf use a fictitious setting to illustrate her point?
Download this page of writing prompts — free!
The DOC version is formatted and ready to use with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or any other word processor that can open the .DOC file format. The PDF version can be viewed and printed on any computer with a PDF reader.
Index of Writing Prompts