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Where Can I Get Inspiration For Composing Great Investigative Essay Topics?

An investigative essay takes a subject and digs deeper into the topic. This kind of essay gives the reader a look into an in depth subject. These essays can be a little hard to write but you can find different ways to find inspiration for the topic you are studying. Inspiration comes in many forms and I will tell you some easy ways that you can become inspired while researching your topic.


As the writer of the essay it can be hard to sit down and start writing. Sometimes you have to see something or read something to become inspired to start writing your essay.

  • Find different topics to read on the subject you will be covering. When you start your research start big and narrow down your specific subject once you are inspired.
  • Watch TV shows on the subject, like 60 Minutes, and 20/20. These shows and similar ones have probably done some kind of investigative report on your subject. This could be something that can narrow down your topic.
  • If you can’t find a TV show about your topic, look for documentaries on the subject. There are so many documentaries out there these days that there is probably one on your subject.
  • Books about the entire subject are probably available for you to read to get inspired. They write entire books on subjects and people that could help you.
  • Another way to become inspired is to go to news sites and search for the subject you are researching. If it is a topic that has meaning then you can find it there. Or just search CNN they will report on anything.
  • Go to the grocery store and look at magazine covers. They have the top headlines right on the front and this could give you the inspirations you need to start you essay research.
  • Listen to music by yourself. Your favorite music will relax you and give your mind a rest until your inspiration comes to you.

All of these suggestions have inspired others, now it’s time for you to find out which one works for you. Inspiration can hit us at any time, that is why you should always have a pen and piece of paper handy while you are researching. You want to make sure that you don’t confuse inspiration with procrastinating and daydream, which is allowed sometimes.