Narrative Research Paper Topics

by Loraine Walters
Created: 23.07.2019
Updated: 12.04.2020

List of 100 Narrative Research Paper Topics

  1. A big storm (rain, snow or even a tornado!).
  2. A birthday that was disappointing.
  3. A brush with greatness or death
  4. A dangerous experience.
  5. A day when everything went right or wrong
  6. A description of the one thing you can’t live without
  7. A description of your secret place
  8. A difficult decision that you had to make.
  9. A disastrous date
  10. A field trip that your class took.
  11. A frightening or dangerous experience
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  13. A memorable encounter with someone in authority
  14. A memorable experience with a favorite family member.
  15. A memorable journey
  16. A memorable moment of failure or success
  17. A memorable wedding or funeral
  18. A misunderstanding between yourself and someone else.
  19. A moment when you felt that you were starting to grow up.
  20. A moment when you thought you might get hurt but didn’t.
  21. A move from one place to another.
  22. A random act of kindness.
  23. A rebellious act
  24. A sad experience with someone about whom you care.
  25. A significant or comic misunderstanding
  26. A strange or unexpected encounter
  27. A summer day when the temperature got much higher than expected.
  28. A time that the power went out.
  29. A time that you experienced rejection.
  30. A time that you experienced something spooky.
  31. A time that you experienced something truly frightening.
  32. A time that you learned something new that changed you in some way.
  33. A time that you took a stand for someone or for an issue that you care about.
  34. A time that you took a stand on an important issue
  35. A time when someone judged you first and then realized that he or she was wrong about you.
  36. A time when you experienced a historic event.
  37. A time when you got lost somewhere.
  38. A time when you judged someone first and then realized that you were wrong about the person.
  39. A time when you looked up to your older sibling.
  40. A time when you realized your parents were right
  41. A time when you rebelled against your parents or teacher.
  42. A time when you saw one or both of your parents in a different light.
  43. A time when you went to an amusement park.
  44. A time when you were grateful to be an only child.
  45. A time when your younger sibling looked up to you.
  46. A trip that included something unexpected or surprising.
  47. A trip that you would like to take
  48. A vacation trip from your childhood
  49. A weird encounter with a stranger.
  50. An account of a difficult decision that you had to make
  51. An account of a visit to a fictional place or time
  52. An account of what it would be like to live as a particular animal
  53. An account of your earliest memory
  54. An act of heroism or cowardice
  55. An embarrassing experience
  56. An encounter that changed your life or taught you a lesson
  57. An encounter with someone you were in awe of or afraid of
  58. An event that marked a turning point in your life
  59. An exciting minute or two of a football game (or another sporting event)
  60. An experience of how technology is more trouble than it’s worth
  61. An experience that altered your view of someone
  62. An experience that changed your viewpoint on a controversial issue
  63. An experience that helped you grow up
  64. An experience that led to a renewed faith
  65. An experience that left you disillusioned
  66. An experience that left you feeling frustrated.
  67. An experience that made you laugh until you cried
  68. An experience that showed how appearances can be deceiving
  69. An experience that showed that you should be careful of what you wish for
  70. An experience that was hard but ended up being worth it.
  71. An experience that you think has only ever happened to you!
  72. An eyewitness account of an important event
  73. An imaginary encounter with a real person
  74. An important discovery
  75. An invention you’d like to create
  76. An occasion when you experienced rejection
  77. Breaking a bone (or otherwise suffering an injury).
  78. Something embarrassing that happened to you.
  79. Something funny that happened to one of your family members or friends.
  80. Something funny that happened to you.
  81. Surviving a natural disaster
  82. The beginning of a friendship or relationship.
  83. The circumstances that led to the breakup of a friendship
  84. The day that you got your first pet.
  85. The end of a friendship or relationship.
  86. The experience of being lost
  87. The moment when you met someone who changed your life.
  88. Two different versions of the same event
  89. Where you were when a major event happened. (Note: You don’t need to have been at the site of the event; this prompt is about where you were when you found out about the event and how you reacted.)
  90. Your dream job and what it would be like
  91. Your favorite birthday party.
  92. Your favorite summer vacation.
  93. Your first day of school.
  94. Your first or last day at a job or new school
  95. Your first time away from home
  96. Your first time away from home for the night (or longer).
  97. Your first visit to the countryside (or to a large city)
  98. Your most exciting day of school
  99. Your most exciting moment performing in a play, singing, playing music or dancing.
  100. Your most exciting moment playing sports.
  101. Your reaction when you heard the best news of your life

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