What topic could I use to talk about the following: weather, palm trees, the ocean, etc; and a catchy title for my favorite place which is Jamaica?What topic could I use to talk about the...

What topic could I use to talk about the following: weather, palm trees, the ocean, etc; and a catchy title for my favorite place which is Jamaica?

What topic could I use to talk about the following: weather, palm trees, the ocean, etc; and a catchy title for my favorite place which is Jamaica?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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You might consider combining some of these elements into your catchy title.  For example, "Palm Trees and Warm Days" or "Oceans and Springs" for example.  As for describing your favorite place, why don't you begin by brainstorming everything you can think of about the place that makes it your favorite place?

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Your island paradise is a refuge for you, it seems.  Perhaps you may wish to write a sensory detail essay in which you focus on how you are able to be "far from the madding crowd" [Thomas Hardy's title of a novel] in both body and spirit. 

Much like the experiences of the young people in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" who have fairy dust sprinkled upon their eyes, allowing them to indulge in the delight of their senses, your visit to Jamaica is a transport to an ethereal world, is it not?  Your spirit is unleashed:  there are no deadlines, no obligations, etc.  There is just your spirit enjoying its essence as it feels the golden beams of sun, the soothing ocean breeze....Write an impressionistic painting of words in which you communicate the emotional experience of this tropical island.  Title?  "A Midsummer's Day Dream"

Also, you may be able to find help in the essay lab.  Good luck!

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coachingcorner | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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How about Jamaica's rich music heritage? Most people love their music nowadays, and you could mention reggae,Shaggy,influences such as Bob Marley and the Wailers. You could tie that in with influences on the music such the weather, the economy,the beaches, the history and education.Education is relevant because Bob Marley received his at a mission school convent! His full name ws Robert Nesta Marley and he put Trenchtown on the map. Ghetto life (then compared with now) would be good social history/geography and you could mention the crime that exists there now and the fate of other emigrants. Then you could discuss how the music links our two cultures or more. The food,laid back lifestyle stories could be put in context by someone who knows it well! Title Jamm-aica?

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M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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All the items you mention are part of the uniqueness of a place that draws your attention. Think about which of your senses gets more enticed when you think about Jamaica.

Is it the heat? Do you feel Embraced by the Island?

Is it taste? You can call it Island Flavor

Is it the sights? You could name it A Journey to Paradise

Is it the smell of the ocean? You could name it Surfing through the Ocean Breeze

Topics? You can simply say why this is the place that you consider "paradise" and with rich descriptions, similes, and examples, you will earn a good grade. Based on that, and the fact that you love your topic, you will do great!

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