Tips on Writing a Descriptive Essay
Writers, students and pupils often consider the essay as something boring and uninteresting. However, in fact, this is an extremely interesting task that develops not only academic writing skills, but also fantasy and thinking.
This is especially true for such type of essay as descriptive.
If we compare the descriptive essay with the narrative, then the difference will be the following: in the narrative essay, the main task of the author is to reveal a particular problem or question through personal story, and in descriptive this goal must be achieved through a detailed artistic description of the subject of the essay.
If your reader, after reading your essay, has a sense of presence in the place you have described, or a sense of familiarity with the person you’ve described, then you can assume that your essay is done perfectly.
If you are set to write a truly successful and interesting descriptive essay, then you should remember the following: any good work is a long and hard work. In addition, if you want your work to be successful, write about what you really care about, because 90 percent of success is a desire and a genuine interest in what you tell others
Therefore, if the topic is selected, let’s get started ! And one of the main principles of writing a good descriptive essay is a phrase – “show, not say”. You should make readers feel what you are talking about.
Use descriptive and figurative language, as well as concrete images to describe the subject. Similes and metaphors work well. For example, what is the difference between saying and showing?
Telling: -the oak was old
Showing: -the oak in the forest glade was so old that it looked like the old man on the slope of the years, whose face was completely covered with wrinkles. Its branches creaked in the wind like a rotten floor in an old country house.
Feel the difference, right?
The next step is to review the work that guides the following questions: Is the topic relevant enough to the audience? Does the work have the ability to interest the reader or listener from the first paragraphs? Is the object sufficiently detailed?
Of course, the next step is editing. This is the same review, but already from the point of view of grammatical errors and punctuation, because often in the process of exciting work we can not notice slight mistakes.
Well, the final stage – presentation, in print or oral form.
If all the previous steps were completed as expected, then the last stage is guaranteed to be successful!