Lecture 5 Descriptive Essay

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Lecture 5 Descriptive Essay

  1. 1. WRITING SKILLS CED 2123 Lecture 5 Descriptive Essay Murni Salina Fac of Education & Social Science UNISEL Bestari Jaya
  2. 2. Descriptive essays <ul><li>Descriptive essays are often subjective tasks. The first issue at hand is to make sure you know what type of paper you are writing. </li></ul><ul><li>The descriptive essay is often creative, personal, or simply artistic. Think before you begin. </li></ul><ul><li>Even though your descriptive essay is more personal than a standard five-paragraph or compare-contrast essay, there is still quite a bit of homework to be done. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Here is a list of important rules to follow as your write this essay. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the concept </li></ul><ul><li>Do your research </li></ul><ul><li>Outline the paper </li></ul><ul><li>Write the paper </li></ul><ul><li>Re-write the paper </li></ul><ul><li>Edit (outside editors) </li></ul>Descriptive essays
  4. 4. <ul><li>Descriptive essays rely on their nominal stature. It is more important to use imagery and metaphorical language than scientific data. </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive essays are opinions. You can try to write and describe anything you desire. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some tips to remember when writing your descriptive essay: </li></ul><ul><li>Actually describe something </li></ul><ul><li>Use concrete and abstract images </li></ul><ul><li>Use concrete and abstract ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Do not go overboard with adjectives and adverbs </li></ul><ul><li>Do not go overboard with similes and metaphors </li></ul><ul><li>Give it to someone else to see if your essay actually describes something </li></ul>Descriptive essays
  5. 5. <ul><li>While it may seem rather vague initially, sometimes a descriptive essay can be the most liberating and pleasurable essay to write. </li></ul><ul><li>You are just writing something as you see it. If you can prove and describe an idea or image in language, then you have accomplished your task. </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation and hard research are not always necessary components (although they may be). </li></ul>Descriptive essays

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