Writing a funny essay is quite a challenge. It is a daunting task since you have to instigate the humor of your words not by your voice or your hysterics but through your writing. Fun essay topics may seem a piece of cake but upon starting to write it you feel the pressure because what may be funny to you may be stupidity to others. If you want to write an essay you need to cultivate your writing and nurture your sense of humor. Timing is another very important point. You can’t blatantly be writing something funny which is totally out of the topic or does not at all go with the present setting. Also, avoid the obvious if you want your essay to be readable. Slipping on banana peels or tripping on coiled wires is boring. Try writing something that makes the brain work.
Some assignments are given page count requirements instead of word count. A normal, typed, double-spaced essay without footnotes is said to yield approximately 250 words per page. Page count requirements are open to cheating by doing things like extending the line height, widening all four margins, increasing the font size or using a wider-style font, using footnotes, and other style elements that help spread the content over the pages. While this may satisfy the requirement, keep in mind that your instructor is expecting a certain level of content in the essay, and an incomplete essay stretched over the required amount of pages is still an incomplete essay. Conversely, an essay that blathers on will still seem to blather even if the student creatively crams more words into a smaller space.