descriptive essay. Write a 500-750 word description of one of your favorite places. This could be a park, restaurant, home, shopping area, museum, small town, a section of town, etc. Emphasize the details that make this space important to you. Add sensory images and concrete language to make the space come alive, support the thesis and convey the attitude toward the space that you want to show. Be sure to follow an organizing principle such as spatial movement (outside to inside, left to right, front to back, etc.). In addition, you may want to try to describe the physical features of a place in such a way that the description reveals the character of its inhabitants (values, tensions, and harmonies among them).