Question 1: You will describe a person, place, event, or thing.

In your answer, you must make a clear reference to the person, place, event, or thing you are describing.  After you have made your statement, support your answer with details and examples. In other words, use language to paint a picture for the readers to enjoy.

You should organize your essay with an introductionbody paragraphs, and a conclusion. *See Basic Outline 

The first paragraph, or the introduction, should have no more than three or four sentences.  The first sentence introduces the personplaceevent, or thing you will describe (The topic).  We generally call the first sentence the “hook” or the “catch.” The second sentence gives some background information to help reader’s understand the context.  The third sentence tells readers why the personplace, event, or thing is important to the writer (The Thesis Statement).

The body paragraphs should provide clear details to support your answer. Use adjectives and adverbs to make your subject come alive. Prepositions and prepositional phrases will help establish location and relationships. Comparisons will help develop perspective.

In your conclusion, restate your main idea, summarize, and leave a closing remark. Remember, no new information in the conclusion.

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