Some of the Topics of Profile Essays
from the Previous Semesters


The following are either the topics or titles of the profile essays that students of other Comp-I students have selected. Hope their varieties, ranging from a funeral home, a restaurant, to a writing lab, can you give you an idea of the wide varieties of topics that you can choose from. Of course, you don’t need to choose any of the topics below; you may find a topic of your own which is intriguing to you.

In your town, whether big or small, there may be one new store or a new restaurant that you want to find more about. If you are particularly interested in an unfamiliar person such as a new city council member or the owner of a store, he or she would very possibly become the focus of your profile essay.

1.  Doc’s Animal House (Des Moines)

2.  The Art House (Des Moines)

3.  The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL, Des Moines)

4.  The Kids’ Corner (Knoxville Public Library)

5.  Kristi Vance Dance Studio (Panora, Iowa)

6.  ABC Children’s Store (Johnston, Iowa)

7.  The Academic Achievement Center (DMACC Boone Campus)

8.  New Beginnings Recovery Center (Newton, Iowa)

9.  Ankeny Lane (Bowling, Ankeny, Iowa)

10. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

11. Bears (A restaurant and lounge, Ankeny)

12. Small Town Veterinarian (Madrid, Iowa)

13. A Massage Therapist’s Job (Kathy’s Family Styling Salon, Iowa)

14. Focus (A salon at 2522 Lincoln Way, Ames)

15. Ice Cream Café (Ames)

16. Parkway Funeral Home (Iowa)

17. Animal Shelter (Ames)

18. The Botanic Center (Des Moines)

19. Todd’s (Todd’s Flying Service, Ankeny)

20. The Rock (A restaurant, Des Moines)