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50 Writing Topics: Process Analysis

Writing Suggestions for a Process Analysis Paragraph, Essay, or Speech


When developing a paragraph or essay through process analysis, you should keep several points in mind:

  • Be sure to include all steps and arrange them in sequence.
  • Explain why each step is necessary, and include warnings where appropriate.
  • Define any terms that your readers may not be familiar with.
  • Offer clear descriptions of any tools or materials needed to carry out the process.
  • Provide your readers with a way of determining whether or not the process has been carried out successfully.

You shouldn't find it difficult to follow these guidelines if you've chosen a topic that you know quite well. These 50 prompts are meant to help you to discover that topic.

Fifty Topic Suggestions: Process Analysis

  1. How to lose weight without losing your mind
  2. How to win at Texas hold 'em
  3. How to choose a major
  4. How to find the perfect roommate
  5. How to get rid of a roommate--without committing a crime
  6. How to succeed in (or flunk out of) college
  7. How to pitch a knuckleball
  8. How to plan the perfect party
  9. How to survive a night of babysitting
  10. How to pitch a tent in the rain
  11. How to housebreak your dog
  12. How to kick a bad habit
  13. How to overcome insomnia
  14. How to stay sober on a Saturday night
  15. How to rent your first apartment
  16. How to avoid a nervous breakdown during exams
  17. How to enjoy the weekend for under $20
  18. How to make the perfect brownies
  19. How to keep peace with a spouse or a roommate
  20. How to bathe a cat
  21. How to complain effectively
  22. How to survive a recession
  23. How to toilet train a baby
  24. How to develop self-confidence
  25. How to use Twitter
  26. How to wash a sweater
  27. How to build a great music collection--cheaply and legally
  28. How to get along with an instructor without sucking up
  29. How to give yourself a haircut
  30. How to plan the perfect class schedule
  31. How to apply the Heimlich maneuver
  32. How to end a relationship
  33. How to select the best portable media player
  34. How to take decent photographs with your cell phone
  35. How to quit smoking
  36. How to survive without a car
  37. How to make the perfect cup of tea
  38. How to save money while saving the environment
  39. How to build a great sandcastle
  40. How to edit a video
  41. How to make (and keep) friends on Facebook
  42. How to insert a contact lens
  43. How teachers make up exams
  44. How parents (or children) make us feel guilty
  45. How an iPod works
  46. How ice cream is made
  47. How a cell phone takes pictures
  48. How a magician saws a woman in half
  49. How a pocket calculator works
  50. How a particular accident occurred

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