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How to Write a Descriptive Paragraph

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You are required to write a descriptive paragraph. The topic is: A public place. You must demonstrate mastery of the following in your paragraph; be sure that the depth (length) of your paragraph is sufficient to demonstrate these concepts.

a. Topic Sentence - Be sure this is a general statement that states the person, place, or thing you will describe.

b. Body Sentences - Be sure to select ideas and write sentences that appeal to the senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, and/or touch) and that are definitely related to the topic sentence. The quality and relationship of these sentences will be evaluated.

c. Coherence - Be sure that you organize your paragraph in the best way possible

(1) Order: Select the best order for your paragraph (time, space, or importance). Select transitions for your paragraph that demonstrate your understanding of the order. At a minimum, you must use three (3) transitions to demonstrate your understanding of this concept.

(2) Related Sentences: Be sure to repeat words and ideas; use synonyms and substitutions to demonstrate your understanding of this concept.

d. Sentence Structure: In your paragraph, demonstrate your understanding of the following sentence structures. You must demonstrate at least one (1) of EACH of the following structures.

(1) Coordinating conjunction
(2) Semicolon
(3) Conjunctive adverb
(4) Subordinate clause followed by an independent clause

e. Concluding Sentence: Be sure to complete your paragraph with a well-written concluding sentence.

f. Mechanics and Grammar - Be sure that you complete the final step of the writing process: proofreading. Your paragraph should be free from sentence construction errors and should be spell-checked.

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Thank you for coming by Brainmass.com where we are an extremely legitimate online tutoring company. By that I mean we do not write homework for anyone. However, I would help you by providing you an example paragraph that I have written on my own according to the topic your professor provided. It is strongly adviced that you do not copy and paste any or all of what I'm providing you. I won't be in detail of why the way I write will work because you should be able to apply the example paragraph that is based on my fully acquired knowledge of the topic. By way of applying, you are expected to write another paragraph based on your original voice of your own writing style and Not by copying from what I will be helping you with. You will be commiting the act of plagiarism if you do; if not caught at this time, you will be caught in the future. Again, our website is solely an online tutoring website that provides academic assistance mostly in the area of editing, researching, providing guidelines. If you are expecting us to write homework for you, you have not found the right website to do so as that is per Brainmass.com's website policy. Without further lecturing, here's how I would write this assignment if I were to get one:

Step 1: Since you're provided a topic for the prompt, "A Public Place", your first apparent task is to think about your favorite public place whether it would be a movie theater, a park where you play sports with your friends that is if you do as not many people are privileged to do so, a restaurant where you like to hang out with your ...

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The expert writes a descriptive paragraph.