How Do You Write an "If I Were President" Essay?

You can write an essay on what you would do if you were president using the five-paragraph essay structure, which is suitable for many topics.

  1. Research major issues and brainstorm solutions

    Before writing your essay, think about problems that the world is facing and what you could do as president to solve them. For this type of essay, you can get creative with your answers and go beyond real-world limitations. Come up with three major problems and your own solutions.

  2. Write an introduction

    For the first paragraph, introduce your essay and briefly describe the issues you would address as president. Tie the three problems you have chosen together in one main goal you would have for your time in office.

  3. Address all three problems

    The next three paragraphs are the body of the essay, where you describe each issue in detail and explain your solutions. Make sure each paragraph focuses on one main idea, and make sure that idea calls back to your goal in the introduction. Arrange the three main paragraphs in order of importance, and transition to the next topic at the end of each paragraph.

  4. Conclude the essay

    For the last paragraph, sum up the content of your essay. This is a reflection of your introduction paragraph, addressing the solutions you have given and restating the goal of your presidency. End with an inspirational message, encouraging the reader to think about these solutions in the real world.