Representing Diverse Cultures
Decide upon a subject for a descriptive/observation essay. While you may use pre-writing techniques to help find a subject, you may also find that selecting a location where you can perform an observation more useful. Make sure your observation is of a present event that is re-observable. In other words, do not choose a subject from past experience (i.e. a vacation or trip). Choosing a subject that you can observe more than once will allow you to find more sensory details in later drafts. Make sure your draft has at least 5 paragraphs that include an introductory paragraph that states your purpose and focus. Your body paragraphs must also be organized around topic sentences. Finish off your working draft with a concluding paragraph. Remember that writers often find it helpful to write a working thesis statement to get started, and then return to write the opening paragraph after completion of the rest of the essay. PURPOSE: A descriptive observation in the present. AUDIENCE: A group of classmates representing diverse cultures, ethnicities, ages, and interests LENGTH: 300 – 500 words FORMAT: Multi-paragraph essay formatted in MLA Paper form (See Course Information on the eCampus menu for this course for a folder of instructions for this form). Save the file as a .doc or .docx file so it can be opened by other readers. Keep in mind it has to be in present tense and using five senses. In other words if you were to step out on your balcony what do you see, smell, taste, fell, hear. If you could do it on wacthing football it would be greatly appreciated.