How To Create A Good Title For An Essay About Love

There is a saying that you should not judge a book by its cover. But if you ask anybody in the publishing game they will tell you that is nonsense. The point is people do judge a book by its cover. If they think it's unappealing or boring they won’t even bother to pick it up whereas the opposite is true. This same principle applies to the title of your essay.

In this case your essay is about love and the first thing you need to get right, and there are many things you need to get right, is the title. Remember that your teacher or lecturer, who has to read your essay, will be intrigued and keen to read on if they see a good title. So what are the ingredients of a good title for an essay about love?

  • Does it ask a question the answer to which is found in the essay?
  • Is it simple and easy to understand?
  • Does it arouse your interest?
  • Is it a true summary of what is to follow?

The obvious question you would need to ask at the beginning is, Do you write a good title and then create the essay from that title? Or do you write the essay and then select your title once the essay is complete? The correct answer is probably whichever works best for you. This is not an article about how to write a good essay but let's assume that you've done just that. The topic is love. Having finished your excellent essay you now read it through, not just for editing and polishing, but to inspire you as far as your selection of title is concerned. It can be very disappointing to the reader of your essay if the title promises something and then the essay does not deliver.

Keeping things simple is always good advice. One tip is to see what others have done and you can try this site for ideas. If you have a title which is easy to understand at a glance you're well on the way to creating a good title. And because love is such a broad subject involving so many different types of people and in so many different situations, that gives you plenty of scope in choosing a title for your essay.

Remember the analogy with the cover of the book. The title of your essay must grab the reader's attention.