Professional Advice On Finding Good Topics For Descriptive Essays

Most descriptive essays are easy to write because they are usually personal and don’t require much research to write.  They give you a chance to do a little creative writing on the topic that you are covering.  You best bet when choosing a topic for your essay is to find one that you can put description in but you can choose a generic one and give it description.  Most topics for descriptive essays are only a few words but you have to take those few words and write a description on it. Here are some ideas that you can use your descriptive essay but don’t be afraid to think outside the box and look online for interesting topics. Just keep in mind that you want to find a topic that you can describe with all the five sense or at least most of them.

Good Descriptive Topics

  • A Dream Or Nightmare:  We all have a few dreams that we remember vividly because of the way they made us feel.  Use this to write a descriptive essay.  Close your eyes and start writing down everything about it, where you were, how you feel, and so on.
  • A Place: We have been to so many places but some places are easier to describe than others.  Pick your favorite place and write a description of that place, if it’s close you can go there and observe the surroundings and take notes on the five senses there.
  • A Fear:  We all have one thing that scares us.  Using a fear in your essay can be different, you can describe where you go that fear, how it makes you feel, and make sure to use your senses to describe ever aspect of that fear.
  • A Daydream:  Have you ever caught yourself staring out a window or at the blackboard and then realizing that you weren’t there for a little bit? What were thinking about, what were you picturing in your head?  This would be fun to do because our minds wonder all the time and you can start to write down what you were thinking about for your essay.
  • Favorite book/movie/TV show:  What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show?  Can you pick one and describe it to your reader?  If you answered yes to the last question, then this might be the topic for you.  Take your favorite book, movie, or TV show and describe it in detail to your reader.  This one is fun because you get to do it on something you like and you might get the reader to read or watch one of your favorites.  

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