UNIVERSITY OF EL SALVADOR
FACULTY OF JURISPRUDENCE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Angélica María López Portillo
University City, Tuesday, April 5th 2011.
A descriptive essay is a type of essay strives to create a deeply involved and vivid experience for the reader of the item being described. It is often creative, personal. The purpose of a descriptive essay is to describe a person, place, or thing in such vivid detail that the reader can easily form a precise mental picture of what is being written about. The author may accomplish this by using imaginative language, interesting comparisons, and images that appeal to the senses.
The Most Important Features:
• This type of essay is focusing in descriptions on the senses, to provide vivid and specific details that show to the readers rather than tell to the readers what we are describing. The best way to create a vivid experience for readers is to focus on the five senses. Sight, sound, smell, touch, taste
• Descriptive essay permitted that use a fresh language, or use examples, take something ordinary and by comparing it with something extraordinary, make it interesting. A well-focused subject can be ordinary or extraordinary, but should strive to make it as interesting as possible by emphasizing what makes it interesting or new and unusual.
• Gives plenty of specific descriptive detail. It describes an event and creates a dominant impression for the readers.
• Descriptive essays have a clear pattern of organization. Introduction should work from general to specific, ending in a thesis sentence. Should have several paragraphs that develop and describe the topic, and the conclusion should restate the thesis or conclude the event. How to write a descriptive Essay?
Here is a list of important rules important to follow before write this essay. • Understand the concept
• Do your research
• Outline the paper
• Write the paper
• Re-write the paper
Instructions for writing a descriptive essay
• First identify what want to describe, this will act as the topic. Choose either between a person, place, or object first. From there go into what want to explain about it. The more details, the better!
• Secondly, must know the main impression try to convey to the audience. It should leave the reader either having a feeling or image upon reading it. The main impression will act as the main point, so be sure that know how want the reader to feel about the topic are wrote about.
• Thirdly, must use specific examples for the main impression. This will act as the main support so be sure they are strong examples. Trying to make a point, so make it clear to the reader what it is with your main support.
• Next, use sensory details to help support the examples. Explain how an object looks, feels, smells, sounds, and/or tastes. Be as specific as possible! This is where the bulk of the essay will come from and it is the main reason why you are writing your essay. So bring the person, place, or object to life for the readers. Leave them with the same image that is left in your head.
• Now that you know the basics, the next step will be the actual writing of it. First get your thoughts together and remember. If are describing a person or a place you will have to organize your writing by spatial order. This basically means writing in terms of the ceiling to the floor, or from the left wall to the right wall. If you are trying to describe the features on an actual object then you must use order of importance. Basically, write from the least important to the most important.
• Be sure to include specific transitions in order to increase the fluency of your paper. Do not just write one idea then another; use your transition words to blend your ideas together. This way your reader will understand...
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