When you write a description essay you want to recognize that the piece of writing you are tackling is something intended to describe a person or thing, something that appeals to all five senses.
- You want to first pick your subject.
- Then you want to look for the most dominant details involved in that subject.
- You want to make sure that you select supporting details that can help you review for the reader that one key idea.
- Once this is done you want to organize the details in whatever organizational method seems most appropriate to you. You might want to focus on details from specific to general, from general to specific, or in a chronological order. The choice is yours.
- You want to incorporate description words that help you to be specific and to explore the senses. You never want to just say that something was beautiful. Beautiful is a word that might conjure different ideas in the minds of different readers. In order for your final work to be most effective, you need to be able to describe things with such specific senses and details that every reader who stumbles upon your work will read it and have the exact same image pop into their head. This is the real goal.