An Effective Way To Write A Descriptive Essay On Your School

This essay could be fun if you look at it from the proper perspective. Essays as a rule often scare students and they tend to panic and dread doing the assignment but that doesn’t have to be the case. After all, who knows more than you do about your school? You are an expert on this subject so half the battle is won when it comes to writing an essay. Here are some ideas on how to write a descriptive essay on your school.

  1. Decide on your thesis statement. This will probably be the most difficult part of your essay. What do you want to talk about? A descriptive essay is usually a story written about a person, place or event. Think of something that is interesting or important to you. A good way to figure out what is important is to brainstorm. Set your timer for 60 seconds and write down as many things as you can in those 60 seconds. You will find that the most important things or the ones that had the biggest impact on your life will be at the top of your head. You should be able to write down at least 5 things. Once you have those 5 topics, think about what may be the most interesting to your audience. Narrow it down to a couple topics, and then pick which one you can describe the best.
  2. Create an outline that lays out what you want to say. This will help you to keep on task as well as keep your thoughts organized. If you are describing an event, tell it in chronological order. If, for instance, you want to describe your senior prom make a paragraph for getting ready for the prom, being at the prom, and the after prom party.
  3. Create your 5 paragraphs. Your introduction will give your thesis statement. Then your 3 paragraphs will be describing your preparation, being there, and after the prom activities. Then you need your conclusion where you will restate your thesis.
  4. The most important part of a descriptive essay is using descriptive language to explain your topic. Try to make the reader feel like he was right there with you. Tell him what you saw, smelled, heard, felt and tasted, if appropriate.

Have fun with your descriptive essay. Use as many descriptive adjectives or similes that you can think of. Your reader wants to experience what you experienced and try to relate to why you felt it was so important. It is your job to do that. Your conclusion should blow your reader away. After all, it is the last thing your reader will read and what he will remember the most.