See It in Practice

Now that you have had the chance to learn about descriptive essays, it’s time to see one in practice. Below, you’ll see a traditional or typical sample descriptive essay from a beginning writing class. In this assignment, the student was asked to write an essay describing an important day, such as a first date, and to follow MLA guidelines in the essay.

Click the image below to open a PDF of the sample paper. The strategies and techniques the author used have been noted for you.

Descriptive essay sample

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