A descriptive essay requires the student to describe something; it could be an object, place, person, experience, situation, emotion etc. This genre of paper writing utilizes the student’s ability to create a written account of a particular experience.
Here are some useful steps to writing a great descriptive essay:
If you have not been assigned a topic then the first step towards writing an essay is to choose a topic. The topic should be concise and to the point but it should be one that you can write exhaustively on.
Once you have decided the topic the next step is to write a thesis statement which is the central idea of your essay. It is the purpose of the essay summarized as an introductory paragraph.
It is important for you to do some brainstorming and to put down all your ideas on paper so as you can write your essay in an organized manner. Therefore, it is advisable for you to create an outline.
Once you have your outline in front of you it is easy to start writing. Just follow your outline as it indicates which points to include in which paragraph. If you have created a detailed outline then writing your essay is not a difficult task.
Once you have written your essay, go over it once or twice so as to check for mistakes in grammar, spelling and punctuation as well as to see if the over-all flow of the essay is fine. You may want to have someone else go over your work to minimize errors.
If you follow these basic steps, writing a good descriptive essay becomes quite easy.