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Descriptive Writing

A brief introduction to descriptive writing.
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Rafael Sabio

on 20 November 2015

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Transcript of Descriptive Writing

Descriptive Writing
An Introduction

What is descriptive writing?
It is a unique style of writing that helps students imagine a story.
It "paints a picture" in a person's mind of what is happening.
It is like a slow moving movie playing vividly in a person's mind while
In writing, what can we describe?
Nouns (e.g. a person, a place, a thing, an idea, or an emotion)
a person - Mr. Sabio
a place - Delaware County Community College
a thing - a classroom
an idea - an ability
an emotion - excitement
he or she reads.
Verbs (action verbs)
running
hiking
hitting
studying
Adjectives
big
fun
bright
beautiful
What can we use to describe?
Adjectives (big, small, ...)
Adverbs (very, quickly, quietly, ....)
We can also use (_____) in descriptive writing.
What is Delaware County Community College like?
big
bright
quite
blindingly
fun
irresistibly
Let's practice with something familiar
Now, let's put our ideas into a paragraph
What is Delaware County Community College like? It is quite big. The campus is vast in size and diversity. Also, it is irresistibly fun. There are many things to do. Finally, it is blindingly bright. There is sunshine every day. This is what Delaware County Community College is like.
vast in size
and diversity
many things to do
sun shines every day
In summary, in descriptive writing, we can use adjectives and adverbs to "paint a picture".There is another way to paint an even more vivid picture. Do you know the answer?
Adverbs
quite
irresistibly
brilliantly
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