In revising a descriptive essay, students should reread their work with these considerations in mind:. Always keep the reader in mind from opening to concluding paragraph. A descriptive essay must be precise in its detail, yet not get ahead of itself. Editing a Descriptive Essay At this point in the writing process, writers proofread and correct errors in grammar and mechanics. Having a friend read the essay helps writers see trouble spots and edit with a fresh perspective.
Publishing a Descriptive Essay Sharing a descriptive essay with the rest of the class can be both exciting and a bit scary. The important thing is to learn from the experience and take whatever feedback is given to make the next essay even better.
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The courses also cover how to interpret essay writing prompts in testing situations. Tips on Writing a Descriptive Essay. Here are some examples: Telling The house was old. Years later, Brian Clark reminded me. This is a really great list. I have been working on improving my writing and this should really help. Thank you for posting this. What an impressive and powerful list of perfectly categorized word groups! Like all those before me, I copied this into a word doc including most of the comment lists for even more reference material!
Thanks for not including curse words. It might work, but it will probably just make someone really angry at you for using it. Jon, I love your article and your list of power words is incredible. I am sure I will be using it all the time. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
Everything we do in life relates to our emotions. What this list of words does is help us to communicate better as writers and capture those emotions from our readers. I offer my sincere appreciation for this list and will be sure to keep it in a safe place along with sharing this great article. I am a great believer in power words and write and rewrite constantly before posting.
Thanks for your list. I will add to mine. I worry about this type of guide as it lacks so much that is fundamental to the craft of good writing, such as pace, tempo and punctuation. If painting were a metaphor, it would say: Use the colour red. I see so many bloggers applying similar rules while ignoring the power of developing their own style and voice. It is the only way to truly stand out because too many bloggers are taking attention grabbing guides like this to heart.
Go and read any newspaper and then go read their blog. I was surfing a writers website and looked at their guest post submission guidelines. It asked for a degree in communications and posts must be written in AP style.
Since when does AP style have to do with blogging? I think too many people along with the so called blogging experts seem to confuse blogging with the writing we were all taught in school. Two completely different things. He has a very clear understanding of what a blog is and what traditional writing is. If you want to write a better fiction novel, screenplay, business letter or speech, take a college level writing class.
If you want to learn how to blog, learn from guys who live it. Writing forms the basis of blogging, as it does journalism, play writing, speech writing and so on. ALL writing, not just blogging. People may believe blogging needs to be shorter and punchier to retain peoples attention, but a word long blog can retain peoples attention if it is WRITTEN well.
Using these so called power words does not make you a better writer. The power of a written piece does not come from individual words, it comes from the context the words are written in; how they relate to other words; sentences; paragraphs and the subject they are describing. The fact that bloggers can string sentences together is a direct result of that schooling.
Without it, blogging would not exist. This list may not touch on everything that makes a good writer, but it specializes in one thing. Why not take that college level writing class Michael mentioned if you want the rest of the picture? For crying out loud. Some are more than one word: Sick and tired; marked down? Taking this article as well as some of your other awesome basic writing technique articles, and putting them to practice in a system each time I write!
Why do we fail to do what we know to do, especially when someone helps us out gives us the answers? Thanks very much for this post. Ok, maybe that was a tad too dramatic, but I think you understand what I mean. Thanks for the article and thanks to all those that took the time to comment. This has given me some fresh ideas. I think we should petition Microsoft to add high-lightened power words to synonyms. That way it is easy. It is the lazy me. Jon, I forgot to thank you. This is a lot of hard work and the comments have added more to its value.
Thanks for this great work. Much like your former students, I have been looking for this list for years! Thanks for putting this together and now I will print it out and place it in front of me for reference in all my writing. I have also shared it with our writers so they too can benefit from your Uncensored, Mind-Blowing and Victorious list of power words. Jon, my hat off to you.
As a former college teacher of rhetoric a Dale Carnegie instructor and writing coach, I watch people struggle to find the right words to appeal to the right emotion.
Your explanations and lists are concrete, and once again, very helpful. Thanks for being there for us. I am the same blowing my hat off to Jon.
He has all the right terms to display his thoughts on emotions and all. Well organized and great post to show. Share for for more of this kind Jon. I write about natural health and food, and I often find myself using the same old words when posting my recipes boooring!!! Thanks for a terrific boost for boring blog posts! Jon, this post and all these words are awesome! What makes them all so rich and intense is the way they connect us to our feelings; the way they bring us to something in our lives that matters.
I used your Headline Hacks with great success and this is now going to build upon that vision to post powerful headlines with even more powerful content. This list is great! Seems like it would be some good words to use in sales pages as well. Reading some of the comments makes me think some of them missed the point. These words are power words because they evoke an immediate, emotional and visceral response. That is their power! One of the most powerful words I know is not itself a power word; it does not itself have the power of the words in your blog, it is instead a word that describes them.
The smell of blood is one thing; the smoky copper scent of blood is entirely another. Those descriptive, nuanced words are words of power. Thank you so much for adding to my store! Jon I cannot thank you enough for this killer list…and everyone else for adding even more!
If I could bookmark this more than once, I would! This is such a helpful post, really grateful you shared. I loved reading this post and all of your comments. They were a real source of inspiration and a great learning opportunity, as English is not my main language. This is a great way for me to expand my vocabulary and cultivate a more distinguished communication style, so thank you everyone.
He could come up with some doozies! But, though similar, copywriting has its own rules and you are setting up to become the next Merriam Webster and Mark Twain of our time. Thanks for the list Jon. Your list is quite effective. I bookmarked this page for future use while writing new blog posts.
This list of words is quite effective and easy to use. Thanks for sharing this list. Jon… you are the most generous person, really! Sharing so much to ensure others are also successful.
Pretty happy with all the word lists I got from your page and comments. So thanks a bunch. I could take each one and write and paragraph around it. Thanks for so many incredible ideas. I have used a list of words for choosing life values or inspiring a passion statement but never thought about words in this context before.
Thanks to everyone for your contribution as well. Much food for thought and pen. As someone who has really struggled with my writing, I have found that a thesaurus is truly my strongest asset. But posts like these are a close second. Some of these are words I know, but I just never think of implementing. This is an amazing article!
I learned so many new power words. Thanks a lot for the list! I love this list, this is pure gold for me. I think the viral word is also a power word.
A brilliant piece of work! May I post a link of this article in my blog? My friends will find it very helpful. This is an awesome list here. I have looked at it several times when trying to make a query or hook for a book I am writing and found several words that have worked for me. Although during one query I was writing I found that Vigilante worked for me better than Terrorist.
I did not see that in one of the lists and do not know if anyone else has mentioned that one yet. If not there is a new word for you.
Will give me food for thought as I write my next blog entry and then next words on my next books, today. Here are some power words from my writing, yesterday. I used this as an exercise to explore my writing:.
Jon — congrats — a cracking post, that I use every week as a reference guide when creating and editing my own. It does what it says on the tin, because it absolutely HAS made me a better writer. I have been using these now a few times, but I am struggling with how much I should emulate your style.
Also, you tend to hype the living gold out of your articles. Contrary to most other authors, you keep your promises of awesomeness. Anyway, thanks again for making me a better writer and a more conscious promoter. People actually read my posts now. A true gift from a true genius. This will be very helpful!
Thank you for making the list so detailed and organized, and sharing it for free. We all know these words, but we often try to think of new, modern, complex ones that we think will grab attention. Eventually, we realize that simplicity is the solution to everything.
The simpler, the better. My humble contribution primarily but not exclusively for political speeches: Hi Jon, Great list, great post! More ideas for your list of power words when you create it: I have now bookmarked it so that I can keep referring back to it when writing certain blog posts and articles.
I appreciate the list being very long. Love the examples from Henneke and Sarah Peterson — their personalities shine through.
The words they use fit their brand. Excellent knowledge pack article … strange only words make me better writer i am really very excited and going to use this soon. Great piece of content. Thanks a ton Jon. Learned a lot from your thoughts. Your content always inspires me. Thank You for your powerful words. Learned a lot from your thoughts, your content is precious, easy to read and understand, Thanks for sharing.
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You have such a gift for practicing what you preach. Seriously, this is high value for me, and I can implement immediately. Thanks for pouring the work into making this great. Great article, I would really thankful for share the article from the digital marketing point of view. Thanks for sharing this article. Keep up the good work. Sir amazing work by you. I am also a blogger and its a veryhelpful for a blogger like me.
Appropriate details are crucial to describe the personal experience that will make the readers see, hear, or even feel the subject of the essay. Another useful tip is to pick up a meaningful and significant topic the student will be eager to work on. Students can choose narrow or more general topics as long as they are described in a creative and appealing way.
A place that exists only in your imagination. Chelsea Park happiest place on Earth 4. The best place to work 5. Describe some of your favorite places in your hometown.
Descriptive beach trip 7. The best restaurant in your town 8. Your favorite place 9. Describe your favorite bookstore A day at Memorial Park An amazing view Describing places — Rome Descriptive essay about home Describing places — Sahara Desert Describe an outdoor place that you know well Describing People Your best friend Your worst enemy Describe your favorite teacher Describe yourself to someone Your ideal roommate Meeting a famous person The person who has made a difference in my life Favorite baseball player The ideal parent Describe someone whom you miss Your mentor Describing Objects Describe your favorite song Your favorite toy as a child
Descriptive Essay Samples One of the most popular forms of essays, it is important to grasp how to write one. Look at our samples of descriptive essays to understand how to write them on your own.
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A descriptive essay strives to provide a detailed and comprehensive description of something that will trigger the emotional response from the readers. Students can choose whatever subject they want – an object, place, person, event, memory, etc. Writers use the descriptive essay to create a vivid picture of a person, place, or thing. Unlike a narrative essay, which reveals meaning through a personal story, the purpose of a descriptive essay is to reveal the meaning of a .
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