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Composing A Descriptive Essay About The Ocean In 4 Steps


When writing a descriptive essay, you will generally need to take a particular topic and use a combination of your imagination and any facts that are available in order to describe that topic. Of course, topics that are more abstract in their nature will require you to use more imagination; however, real things will require you to identify features about the topic and describe them in an informative way that enables the reader to develop a good understanding and picture of what it is that you are discussing.

Of course, with a topic like the ocean, there are many different areas that you can describe. In fact, the oceans cover a vast area on the surface of the globe, and can be many miles deep. Therefore, there is a lot to describe. As a result, it can be better just to pick a certain aspect of the ocean. In fact, the following four steps should help you to understand how to create this kind of academic paper, in relation to the topic of oceans.

  1. Picking a topic to describe in relation to oceans
  2. As mentioned, you will first need to pick a topic to describe. For example, there is a list of four potential topics listed below.

    • Describe the depth or other measurements and characteristics relating to different oceans
    • Describe the marine life in different oceans
    • Describe the currents and tides associated with different oceans
    • Describe the human uses of different oceans

    You may wish to use one of these topics or, alternatively, you can think of one of your own instead.

  3. Creating a plan
  4. Once you have chosen a topic to write about, you will need to create a plan. Ideally, you want to identify which sections you need to include, and then write down a few points relating to any details that you need to include in each of those sections. Furthermore, as well as creating some kind of skeleton plan of the essay itself, it is a good idea to also create a timeframe relating to do the work.

  5. Researching and writing the work
  6. It can be beneficial to do some research, even if you have a good understanding of the things you want to describe about the topic that you have chosen. You will then need to write your first draft, followed by any subsequent drafts, until you are happy with what you have produced.

  7. Checking over what you have written
  8. The final step includes proofreading and editing the work. This helps to ensure that it is of a high quality, and does not contain spelling or grammatical errors.