Wrapping Up

Description in a Nutshell 

When writing description essays, keep in mind that you should use sensory details (taste, touch, smell, sight, sound) to make your essay come alive to the reader.  Avoid the trap of telling rather than showing. Don’t tell your reader about your experience; allow the reader to experience it for himself or herself. However, while details are important, too many details will confuse the reader and lead to ineffective sentences. Lastly, be sure that you write active sentences so that the reader does not get bogged down with passive sentences.

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