Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Week 9 - Midterm Exam

Write the final draft of a one paragraph descriptive essay (about 200 words) on the topic of choice.
  • 1st part = your introduction = paint a picture (in words) of what you are going to describe.
  • 2nd part = supporting sentences = a detailed description of the picture
  • 3rd part =  conclusion = a restatement of the picture and a suggestion or call to action in relation to what you have described.
  • Once you have written the final draft, please upload it to your blog and paste the link onto our class FB page.
  • Due by November 15th.
  • Please also note that you should have also written and posted at least 2 descriptive paragraphs and posted them to your blog.

For example:
The Enjoyable Madness of SuRen Lu
1st paragraph (first draft):
Loud noises, screaming motorcycles and  a range of scents that will make you either want to run for your life or sit and consume, Suren lu has it all.  The first time I drove through Suren lu was on a Sunday afternoon in the middle of summer. I thought to myself, this is a boring town, no way I want to live here. So I lived in the countryside for a whole year and then one day as fate would have it, I did end up moving here. Now, when I look out at ShuRen lu, I think to myself, such a strange, yet enjoyable form of madness.

Sure it can be quiet on summer Sunday afternoons, but when school starts, so to does the action. The sights, the sounds along with those funky stinky smells of ripe or rotten stinky tofu mixed with the scent of basil from Three Cups Chicken creates like a magic spell over me wherein my mind says run, but my stomach insists that I stay and consume. The street itself is nothing more than a two-lane paved road. However, when you add thousands of motor scooters, cars and people all seemingly heading in different directions, what you end up with is a form of delightful, at times a bit frightening, yet functioning form of madness. 

Although, ShuRen lu may not everyone's cup of tea, for me it's just what I desired, a getaway, a place where I could sit by myself in the middle of thousands of people, apart from all the madness. However, at the same time, I feel that part of it all and it really is very enjoyable - in a crazy but fun way.

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