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   High School Instructional Writing Topics

High School How-To Essay Prompts

1. Step by Step Activity

Choose an activity that you are good at (sewing on a button, changing an oil filter, etc.) Describe each step so that someone who has never done the activity would know how to do it.

2. Making a Meal

Describe how to make your favorite meal to someone who has never seen or eaten it before.

3. Board Game Instructions

Write an essay teaching someone how to play a board game.

4. Sports

Write an essay teaching someone how to play a sport. Be sure to cover the positions, players, point system and fouls.

5. Tie Or Makeup

Write an essay describing the correct way to tie a tie or apply makeup. Make sure to address the incorrect way to do either activity and list ways to avoid it.

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