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How can i describe an airport in detail for my A Level descriptive work? Could you...

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Posted December 1, 2012 at 2:24 PM via web

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How can i describe an airport in detail for my A Level descriptive work?

Could you please describe things in the airport in detail.

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wordprof | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted December 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM (Answer #1)

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The key to describing something this large and complex is to first taxonomize the subject, dividing it into its layers and levels of operation.  In your case, for example, first separate the airport’s functions by making an outline of chapters or paragraphs (depending on the size of the assignment) demonstrating the layers, as thus:  Passenger areas, staff areas, maintenance/storage areas, freight/baggage areas, navigation/radar areas, runways and runway maintenance area, etc.  Then take each area and split it up into its component parts.  Since we as laymen are most familiar with the terminal of an airport, especially its passenger areas, you might divide that area by arrival accommodations, departure accommodations, waiting accommodations, etc.  The waiting accommodations can be divided into seating areas, refreshment areas, shopping areas, etc. Do this with each subsection, going into more and more detail as you progress (food, liquor, vending machines vs. served food, etc.) Supplies/objects to the plane might include food, fuel, crew, baggage, freight (mail, UPS, etc.), and finally passengers (first class, handicapped, etc.).  The maintenance and storage areas (hangars away from the terminal) might require some research.  This task could end up book-length.

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