On April 15th, 2013, 117th Boston Marathon took an ugly, sad turn for the worst. I am a reporter for Channel 7 news; I was scheduled to cover the Boston Marathon this year a job I wasn’t too thrilled about since I had no interest in...
One of the things that I treasure in summertime is my weekends. I start my day early, getting ready to ride in my boyfriend’s car, to pick up the boat from a friend. The boat is a camouflaged, flat bottom, twelve feet long; spray painted on one side is the name for the boat...
The purpose of descriptive writing is to make our readers see, feel, and hear what we have seen, felt, and heard. Whether we're describing a person, a place, or a thing, our aim is to reveal a subject through vivid and carefully selected details.
Each of the five paragraphs below...
Samples of descriptive paragraphs:
Sample 1.The sample below is an opening paragraph from a student essay on the
development of entertainment media. In it, she describes TV-watching in her family to make a point about how central TV was as a form of entertainment in the 60’s.
(1) As I was gro...
t 1.) description
6.) character sketch
10.) cause and effect
11.) comparison and contrast
1.)Descriptive paragraphs are often used to des...
AP Lang and Comp
28 August 2012
My little piece of Heaven
As I park my car in the worn out spot, I gaze on the path I beat out of the ground in my converse. I think about the laughter, the sounds, smiling, the smells of the budding bushes and fresh cut grass. All of that is gone. The gras...
Developing Unified and Coherent Paragraphs
A paragraph is unified when every sentence develops the point made in the topic sentence. It must have a single focus and it must contain no irrelevant facts. Every sentence must contribute to the paragraph by explaining, exemplifying, or expanding the t...
Methods of Paragraph Development
Methods of development are patterns of organization use to organize ideas about a topic. Although a lot of writing you will come across does not rely solely on one method of development, an understanding of these patterns will help you organize your ideas and get...
February 25, 2012
The most important physical object in my life is, embarrassingly, my small blue, purple and green blanket. Well, I say blankie. I got it the day I was born, a crisp fall day, November 6, 1998. I got it from my...
English Final Exam
Unity: Achieved when all the elements in an essay contribute to the development of a single idea or thesis. Similarly, a paragraph is unified when each sentence contributes to the development of the central though expressed in the topic sentence of that paragraph.
* In a u...
DESCRIPTIVE WRITING is the clear description of people, places, objects, or events using appropriate details. An effective description will contain sufficient and varied elaboration of details to communicate a sense of the subject being described. Details used are usually sensor...
Classification of Paragraph
A paragraph has nine classifications. Each of these paragraphs has its own characteristics. Narrative paragraphs are usually written in a chronological order. It reveals what a reader should learn from a particular story. The narrative makes the reader more involved,...
-Here are some guidelines for writing a descriptive essay:
Take time to brainstorm
If your instructor asks you to describe your favorite food, make sure that you jot down some ideas before you begin describing it. For instance, if you choose pizza, you might start by writing down a few words:...
In spite of these differences, the similarities are striding. First, both cities are the political centers of their countries. The president of France lives in the heart of Paris, in the Elysees Palace. Likewise, the president of the United States has its meeting place in Wa...
Teaching a Descriptive Writing
◆ students will learn the elements of descriptive writing.
◆They will understand the parts of a descriptive paragraph
◆will be able to generate a descriptive paragraph.
Descriptive Essay - My Grandparent’s House
My most favorite place has always been my grandparent’s house. This is the
place I would have to go to before and after school. I have always loved my
grandparent’s house because it made me feel sa...
ONCE upon a time, when men still believed gods and goddesses walked the earth, Hecate, Great Goddess of Night, was granted dominion over the crossroads of man. The dark goddess took her charge seriously, for not only did she stand watch over mortal roads and byways, Hecate guarded the cros...
Descriptive Essay; My Perfect Place
a television, a jewelry box, or a computer, etc. It wasnt real, but it was a great place to escape to even if it was just in my mind. It gave me something to hope...
Descriptive Essay Describing a Place
Assignment: Essay #2 - Descriptive
Everybody has that one place. A place that they run to in times of joy, stress, and sorrow. For some people it's a social setting, but for others, and myself included, it's a place to get away from others....
Being from the jersey shore there is many options to choose from, but Belmar beach is the most beautiful and exciting beach. Every time you go to Belmar beach there is always someone new to sit down and have an ice cold drink with. Belmar is also known to have the best over-head...