|5 Paragraph Descriptive Essay
Your first essay in this course is to be a description of someone or something. Basically, you will pick out someone or something that you know well and describe him, her, or it.
It doesn’t matter if you love or hate who or what you are describing….what matters is that you have strong feelings that provide you with lots of ideas about what to say.
For instance, imagine that you love rodeo-ing. You could easily come up with a lot of ideas that describe your experiences either watching or participating in a rodeo. You could describe the smells, the tastes, the sounds, the fast action, the faces of victors and losers. You could make rodeo come alive for your reader.
Remember, the sky is the limit on what you can say in this kind of essay. There are no wrong descriptions. But, whatever you do, please make this essay interesting. That is the main challenge for this assignment: Make it interesting!
NOT THIS: My favorite person was my aunt, because she was always nice.
THIS: My Aunt Jessie worked hard to make us happy. Sometimes, she would get up before dawn so that she could surprise us with fresh-baked peach cobbler made with juicy peaches straight from her orchard.