I need a 5 paragraph essay, between 500-750 word total. The following describes what I need done,
over the course of the 5 paragraph essay with each paragraph being five or more sentences in length, you will describe every detail you can. Tell the reader what your topic looks like, smells like, sounds like, feels like. If it’s a living something, tell the reader its quirks, personality traits, etc. Make this ‘something’ come alive in the reader’s mind.
Please follow these guidelines:
1. Do not tell a story. Do not take the reader through an event. These are examples of great things you can do in Week 4 when we get to the Narrative Essay, but the Descriptive Essay describes only. Remember that what you are reading in your Longman Readers are creative literary pieces which is different from the essay. Pick one subject. Your child, your significant other, your dog–or–select a scene such as a beach, a mountainside, a crowded restaurant and describe it so vividly your reader can close their eyes and places themselves right in the middle of that scene.
2. Do not use you/your pronouns. This lands you in the “C” range because you/your is informal writing…our assignments are formal writing assignments. Use “very few” I/me/my pronouns. Each “I” pronoun takes you out of description and puts you into narration.
Instead of saying, “after the storm cleared, I saw the most incredible blue sky,” say “after the storm cleared, the most incredible blue sky emerged from what had been the ugliest terror-striking black clouds.”
3. You must create a multiparagraph ‘essay’ with a 500 word minimum. You must have an introduction, 3 body paragraphs and each body paragraph ‘must’ be 5 or more sentences long to be effective, and a conclusion. This means a total of five paragraphs for the essay even if you hit the word requirements earlier.
4. Use only 1 inch margins…only 12 point fonts…and you must double space. Indent all paragraphs and do not include extra lines between paragraphs. No subheadings either 🙂
5. No dialogue….no he said, “…..” or she said, “…..”
6. The descriptive essay creates an experience for the reader. You ‘must’ include sensory details…try to pull the reader into the experience. What did it smell like? Look like? Feel like? Sound like? Include each of those so that the reader is captivated and wants to read on. Here’s a simple example:
How exciting is this sentence?
The shoes fit her.
Compared to this sentence:
The blood-red high heels fit the gorgeous woman like a beautiful glove.
Make this an ‘experience’ for the reader…leave them laughing/crying/excited/angry…
7. Upload a MS Word doc or docx file only–do not type in the textbox or upload any other type of file.