Often first drafts are stiff and stuffy, where the writer seems to be wearing someone else's clothes and looks uncomfortable, maybe even a little fraudulent. I ask my students to write their first drafts in the form of an email to me. Tell me a story, I say. This exercise can help shake off some of the writerly pretentions they find appealing and that make me, as a reader, want to retch. Instead, they tend to write in ways that are more honest and more direct. One of the best pieces of advice about writing an essay Ive ever heard is from Montana writer William Kittredge.
Published on July 30, by Jack Caulfield. Revised on October 15, A descriptive essay gives a vivid, detailed description of something—generally a place or object, but possibly something more abstract like an emotion. This type of essay , like the narrative essay , is more creative than most academic writing. Descriptive essays test your ability to use language in an original and creative way, to convey to the reader a memorable image of whatever you are describing. They are commonly assigned as writing exercises at high school and in composition classes. Table of contents Descriptive essay topics Tips for writing descriptively Descriptive essay example Frequently asked questions about descriptive essays.
He is an amazing guy, tall, smart, sensitive, cutest smile, and blue-green eyes, he has a pretty common hairstyle and he is the sweetest person you could ever meet. He wears nice clothing; he loves to dress preppy on some special occasions or any day at times. Please enter your email.
The exhaustion you feel after finally crossing the finish line at a marathon is like nothing you have felt before. You are completely drained physically, mentally, and emotionally. Your legs hurt to the bone, at the same time you are gasping for air while your throat screams for moisture.