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Expository Essay: Brainstorming and Beginning Research

Attention: Please make sure to complete the Navigating the GCU Library worksheet BEFORE completing this worksheet.

Before you begin any writing assignment, it is often necessary to complete several “pre-writing” activities. This worksheet will assist you with several of the pre-writing activities necessary for completing your expository essay including selecting a topic, brainstorming, research strategies, and research. Follow the instructions to complete these pre-writing activities. Make sure you complete all 4 sections of this worksheet.

Part 1 of 4: Select a Topic

Below are lists of possible essay topics to use for the expository essay you will create in this course in week 4. Please highlight/bold your topic choice so your instructor will know your selection.


Note: If you do not see a topic that interests you, please contact your instructor for further direction.


Describe national security concerns and their impact on the American people.

What are some ways to address the needs of military veterans transitioning into civilian life?