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Assignment: The key to a good descriptive essay are the details; the images that help the reader understand the event or situation described. The more information provided, the clearer the picture becomes. One method to create a picture of the reader is to provide descriptions using the 5 senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, smell.)

For this assignment u will create a 5 paragraph descriptive on ONE of the following topics:

1. Describe a memorable event in your childhood.

2. Describe your favorite pet or animal.

3. Describe your dream house or car.

Directions to complete assignment:

1. Follow the essay criteria checklist.

2. Select a topic.

3. Create an outline for 5 paragraph (1 introductory paragraph, 3 body paragraph and 1 concluding paragraph)

4. Write the paragraph to create a draft of the descriptive essay.

5. Use the criteria checklist to revise the descriptive essay.

Grading: To receive full participation points, u must meet the following criteria:

Grading Criteria: Essay meets criteria listed on checklist

Descriptive Essay Checklist

Essay Structure:

There are 5 paragraph in this essay.

The essay begins with an introduction paragraph which includes a thesis statement.

The essay has 3 body paragraphs that provide details/supporting information.

The essay has a conclusion paragraph.

Paragraph Structure:

Each paragraph has at least 5 sentences.

Every paragraph begins with a topic sentence.

There are at least 3 middle sentences that provide details to support the topic sentence.

The last sentence concludes the paragraph.

Sentences in the Essay:

All sentences are complete(include noun and verb; no fragments etc.)

All sentences are complex(in addition to the noun and verb includes adjectives/adverb  etc.

Sentences include details using the 5 senses (when applicable).

Select details to intentionally point toward the mood or feeling u intend to create.

Punctuation/Spelling: The first letter of each sentence is capitalized.

Each sentence ends with a period, question mark or exclamation mark.

Sentences include commas, semi-colons, and or colons within the sentence to connect ideas within a sentence and to separate clauses in a sentence.

The essay is free of spelling errors.


The essay is double-spaced.

The first sentence of each paragraph is indented.

The font is Arial 12 point.

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ntargn (58515)
New York University

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