Show MoreIf I had to choose my favorite season it would be a very difficult choice. All four seasons are unique in their own special way, such as the climate, scenery, and activities. Although I enjoy the warmer months of summer, I also enjoy the cooler months of winter. In a sense, I have narrowed my favorite seasons down to two; summer and winter.
The biggest difference between summer and winter is the climate. One of the main attractions of summer is the warm weather. I like being outside on a bright sunny day, and letting the sun warm my body. I also like that we get an occasional thunder storm. The excitement fills the air when I see the thunder clouds rolling in. The sound of thunder, and the lighting shows that come from the…show more content…
Not only is the climate diverse between these two seasons, but also the landscape colors are unlike each other. When I think of summer, I think of color, color, everywhere. I think of the soft blue skies, and a gentle breeze whispering through the green trees. The flowers are in full bloom, and bursting with every color imaginable. The sun is striking with its bright yellow color, which seems to go on forever. However winter may not have as many colors, it is equally as beautiful. With winter comes these huge crystal white snowflakes, and calming gray skies. Also numerous trees keep their eye catching green color. In addition the holly bush also stays dark green, and is covered with bright red berries.
Also both seasons are full of fun, and entertaining activities. Soon as summer arrives, I like taking a trip to the beach. The first thing that I like to do when I arrive at the beach is to get my feet wet. Then I grab my snorkels and swim out to the rocks, where I like to look for colorful fish. I also enjoy searching for seashells, and fishing from the piers. Summer is also a good time to have a barbeque and eat watermelon. Of course, it wouldn’t be summer without the Fourth of July celebration. I always walk down the street from my house to watch the parade. Later in the evening, I’ll find somewhere to watch fireworks. Like summer; winter can also be a lot of fun.
Winter is a probable topic that could be given students learning about descriptive essays in schools. It could also be issued to geography students who are learning about climatic conditions around the world and what causes different climatic conditions. Winter is in itself a period characterized by extreme cold temperate and polar countries like parts on north America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It is however not limited to students in these areas, rather it is a topic applicable to students all over the world. It could help the students understand how winter and other seasons occur. Thus, in this article a descriptive account of how such an essay can be written is covered in detail to provide a roadmap for students to understand how to prepare a quality essay on winter.
How to start an essay
Firstly, the reader needs to understand the topic and thus the author needs to explain what is winter in simple terms. Define the term in its simplest form and if you draw citations from other sources remember to cite them appropriately. Plagiarism is a serious academic offence that attracts stiff penalties. Give short descriptive sentences that characterize this season to a layman. It is important also to understand your audience to ensure you feature relevant content and complexity depending on your audience. Explain what you would cover in the essay in a sentence or two. This will become your thesis statement that gives the road map to your purpose for the essay and introduce your reader to what he/she should expect in the essay. Ensure your introduction is more centered on explicating the topic rather than giving much details of the essay. This is necessary to orient the reader with the aim of the essay. Formulate a simple thesis statement that gives an overview of your intentions for the essay. Place the thesis statement at the end of the introductory paragraph and create a smooth transition to the subsequent paragraphs.
Example of introduction:
“Winter is a season characterized by extreme cold which happens annually in temperate and polar regions. It comes after autumn and spring season follows next. During this time temperatures are at the lowest point and snow becomes a norm. Northern hemisphere winter is different from southern hemisphere winter. It so happens when it is winter in the northern hemisphere, the southern hemisphere is experiencing summer and vice versa. This is because of the position of the sun latitudinally which oscillates between the tropic of cancer and Capricorn. Countries around the equator do not experience winter. The length of days and nights during this period differs owing to the position of the sun and the angle at which its rays hit the earth. The epitome of this time is the winter solstice when the night is longest and the daylight shortest. Winter season is caused by the movement of the earth orbiting the sun and leads to extreme cold temperatures and different times of the year in different places.”
How to write the body
Body paragraphs should feature the main points that ought to be covered in the essay. They must follow a general guideline for coherence and simplicity. They must start with a topic sentence that should ‘introduce’ what the author would be covering in that paragraph. Few support sentences should follow to explicate the idea fronted by the topic sentences. They must be pegged on the topic sentence. Ensure you do not mix the points and feature them in a single paragraph, rather, ensure each paragraph covers a single point and transitions smoothly to the next point. If you feature external sources, make sure you cite them appropriately in the paragraph. The content must be relevant to the point discussed in the paragraph. Ensure each paragraph transitions smoothly to the next.
Example of body paragraphs for essay:
Example: (1st )
“The cause of winter is movement of the earth around the sun and the angle at which the earth is tilted relative to the sun. The earth is tilted at 23.50 and that creates two tropics in which the sun movement oscillates. As the earth orbits the sun, which is stationary, the angle at which it is tilted makes sun rays to reach the earth at different angles and intensity. It also casts longer shadows on one hemisphere which leads to longer nights and shorter days. The angle at which the rays hit the earth also have lower heat and over a period of weeks the temperatures around these areas drop. Whilst one part of the globe is experiencing these conditions, the other hemisphere is experiencing the highest average temperatures of the year. As the earth continues to orbit the earth, slowly normalcy returns and the season shifts to the other hemisphere.”
“Characteristics of winter are similar in both hemispheres. Temperatures go below zero and snow starts falling. The temperature decreases as you head to the poles which have the lowest temperatures. Vegetation at this period is covered in snow and mostly it sheds its leaves. Nights are longer and the intensity of sun rays in greatly reduced. Days are short and the sun only appears in the horizon and sets early ushering in another long night. Rivers and the sea freezes. Most animals hibernate or migrate and come back in spring to breed.”
“The effects of winter are mostly centered on freezing temperatures. Animals tend to migrate or hibernate to await spring which has more favorable temperatures for survival. Transport and other infrastructural facilities are also affected. Roads, waterways, airports, rails sometimes become impassable or unusable owing to the cold temperatures and frozen conditions. Vegetation experiences stunted growth during this time and some trees shed their leaves. Blizzards which occur in winter tend to destroy property or add to the transport difficulty. Humans also spend more energy keeping warm and carrying out their economic activities.”
How to conclude
Concluding an essay on winter requires the writer to recap the main points in clear concise sentences. You can also rewrite the thesis statement as you wrap the content of the essay. Ensure you do not introduce new points in the conclusion and ensure it features content discussed in the essay only.
Example of conclusion:
“Succinctly, winter is an unavoidable season in the temperate and polar regions. It is characterized by freezing temperatures and caused by movement of the earth around the sun. It has various adverse effects on the environment and humans though species have evolved to adapt to these conditions. It occurs once a year for a period of few months, it plays an important part in sustaining the ecosystem.”