Pearson Adult Learning Centre HomePearson Adult Learning Centre: Brad Hyde's Advanced Composition

 

acAdvanced Composition 
Using the Five Senses in Description (Adding Detail)

February 10, 2005


 New writers often concentrate on  visual  description. Tonight, we will do a series of revisions to our original description to add more detail.

Adding the Five Senses to our Description

1. Reread your original piece of writing. Classify your description according to the senses you have used: seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, or smelling. Which sense is used the most?

2. Revise your original piece of writing by adding details of sound.

3. Revise your original piece of writing by adding details of smell.

4. Revise your original piece of writing by adding details of taste.

5. Revise your original piece of writing by adding details of touch.

6. Now, examine all the details you have written. Decide on which ones give the strongest picture of that place. Choose the best ones to rewrite your original paragraph.

 

Homework:

     Take your original paragraph and your work from tonight’s class home with you.

     Decide on what additions and changes you will make to the original by adding more detail from the five senses.

     Hand in your original and your revised copy to class next week.

 




Please also visit your Advanced Composition Class Page where you can access current and past lessons.

More Lessons (index of past lesson worksheets)