A Descriptive Essay

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Quick Tips for Writing Your Descriptive Essay
Writing a descriptive essay can be a rich and rewarding experience, but it can also feel a bit complicated. It's helpful, therefore, to keep a quick checklist of the essential questions to keep in mind as you plan, draft, and revise your essay.

Planning your descriptive essay:
• What or who do you want to describe?
• What is your reason for writing your description?
• What are the particular qualities that you want to focus on?

Drafting your descriptive essay:
• What sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures are important for developing your description? • Which details can you include to ensure that your readers gain a vivid impression imbued with your emotion or perspective?

Revising your descriptive essay:
• Have you provided enough details and descriptions to enable your readers to gain a complete and vivid perception? • Have you left out any minor but important details?
• Have you used words that convey your emotion or perspective? • Are there any unnecessary details in your description? • Does each paragraph of your essay focus on one aspect of your description? • Are you paragraphs ordered in the most effective way?

SUMMER
Heather Riede
     Everyone has a comfortable place to escape to for relaxation.  They go there when they need to be alone and not with people to disturb them.  My place is nature in the summer.  The summer time relaxes me like no exact place could.  Nature, in the summer, relaxes me with its naturedness.

     I love sitting in the grass and listening to the nature sounds around  me while it's summer.  One of the sounds I tune to first is the sound of the birds singing and chirping away as if they are creating a song.  After sitting for a few minutes, I'll hear the light breeze coming down through the trees, rustling their leaves.  Besides those two things I hear, it is a peaceful quietness that you can't get...
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