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What is a Descriptive Essay
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The descriptive essay is a genre of essay that requires the student to examine an idea, evaluate the evidence, state an idea, and present an argument regarding that idea in a clear and concise way. This can be accomplished through comparison and contrast, definition, example, cause and effect analysis, etc. 
Note : this genre is usually assigned as an assessment tool in the classroom and is often found in a variety of domyessay reviews formats.
 
The structure of a descriptive essay boils down to the following.
  • A clear, concise, and definite thesis statement that occurs in the first paragraph of the essay.
It is important that this statement be appropriately narrowed to follow the guidelines outlined in the assignment. If the student does not master this part of the essay, it will be quite difficult to compose an effective or persuasive essay.
  • Clear and logical transitions between the introduction, the foundation, and the conclusion.
Transitions are the mortar on which the essay is based. Without a logical development of thought, the reader will not be able to follow the argument of the essay, and the structure will collapse.
  • Body paragraphs that include evidentiary support.
Each paragraph should be limited to stating one general idea. This will ensure that the entire article is clear and focused. Moreover, this brevity creates ease of perception for the audience. It is important to note that each paragraph in the text of the essay should have some logical connection to the thesis in the first paragraph.
Evidentiary support (factual, logical, statistical, or anecdotal).
Often students are required to write expository essays with little or no preparation; therefore, such essays usually do not allow for much statistical or factual evidence.
  • A little creativity!
Although creativity and craftiness are not always associated with essay writing, it is nevertheless an art. Try not to get caught up in the formal nature of descriptive writing at the expense of writing something interesting. Remember that you may not be writing the next great novel, you are trying to leave a lasting impression on the people evaluating your essay.
  • A conclusion that doesn't just reiterate the thesis statement, but redefines it in light of the evidence presented.
It is at this point in the essay that students will inevitably begin to struggle. This is the part of the essay that will leave the most immediate impression on the reader's mind. Therefore, it must be effective and logical. Do not introduce new information in the conclusion; rather, synthesize and come to a conclusion regarding the information presented in the main body of the essay.

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A descriptive essay is one of the most commonly used essays whose purpose is to describe a particular topic or subject in as much detail as possible.

Writing a descriptive essay is a really tricky task. For some, it might seem like a piece of cake while for some it is no less than a headache. Descriptive essays are those essays that are usually written to explain or provide a description of a subject in detail so that it can be understood by the reader. To write an effective descriptive essay you need to be able to convey your experiences with something in such a way that the person reading it can literally experience it and for that, you need a vivid imagination as well as great writing skills.

If you are writing a descriptive essay you need to be familiar with its format. Here’s how you can go about the task of writing a descriptive essay -

1. Frame Your Title - To frame your title you need to first decide on a topic. Choose a topic that you feel comfortable with. This is the very first step of your essay and it is really very important because if you yourself are not confident about your subject you will not be able to do justice to it. Give it time but make sure that you decide on a topic that you are able to write on.

2. Look For Information - After deciding on the topic, start looking for important inputs and information about it. Research your topic thoroughly before you start writing. This will help you compile important facts and points about your subject that can really help in describing it well. Try to look for samples and examples to understand the tone and way of writing. Researching your topic will also give you great insights to make your essay more and more precise.

3. Create an Outline - a descriptive essay consists of 3 sections, an Introductory Paragraph, Body Paragraphs, and a Conclusion. Prepare an outline to make sure that you justify all three sections of your essay. While working on your outline divide your findings into these sections so that the uniformity and flow of your essay are not tampered with.

4. Start Writing Your Essay - After carrying out the above steps you are now ready to complete your essay writing. Descriptive essays require you to focus while writing so make sure that while writing your essay you turn off all the distractions so that you can concentrate on the task of writing.

5. Use Descriptive words - It is really important that while writing your essay, your language should seem descriptive. Try to bring your words to the life you need to use words that will actually allow your reader to understand what you are describing. Using descriptive words will not only make your essay detailed but will also help you to make an impression on your reader.

These steps can help you complete your essay without having any trouble. Always keep in mind that while writing your descriptive essay you should never go overboard. By overboard I mean to do no over-explain any particular object or scenario. It is understandable that while writing a descriptive essay you are supposed to go in-depth about the experiences and to convey your perspective but there is a fine line between detailing and over-detailing.

Hope this answer helps you in writing a good descriptive essay. Good Luck
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