Descriptive Writing 3S3

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Descriptive Writing 3S3 by Mind Map: Descriptive Writing 3S3

1. A descriptive essay is telling a story to the reader, unlike an expository essay which makes use of flair in one's language to allow the reader to gain understanding about something, or a formal/informal letter which makes use of formal language to propose or put forth an idea.

2. Describing something so that others can feel what we feel too

3. Describe only what is relevant to helping develop your underlying message

4. Focuses on one main point and describes it fully

5. Story flow should be clear and logical

5.1. A number of similes and metaphors are used

6. Do not use excessively otherwise it will detract from the effectiveness of the essay.

7. To help readers feel as if he or she were actually there, experiencing the thing being described.

8. How is it different from other text types you have learnt?

8.1. No speeches

8.2. Past tense is used

9. Make readers see, feel, and hear what write has seen, felt, and heard and relate to what the writer is trying to portray by making use of descriptive terms and describing every single detail available to let the reader feel like he/she is a part of the story

9.1. Emotions

9.2. Feelings

9.3. Mood

9.4. Actions

9.5. Appearance

9.5.1. Color

9.5.2. Size

9.6. New node

10. Decide if the writing has a special message (controlling idea)

10.1. Makes reader feel moved as certain emotions are evoked

10.1.1. Interested

10.1.2. Excited

10.1.3. Moved

10.1.4. Tense

10.1.5. Fearful

11. Requires our 5 senses to make the story/essay more interesting

11.1. touch

11.2. smell

11.3. taste

11.4. hear

11.5. see

12. Description of a place/setting

13. What in your opinion is Descriptive Writing

13.1. Need to use alot of Descriptive Phrases.

13.2. There is a need to use bombastic words in order to score more points in essay writing.

13.3. Informal tone

13.3.1. Do not need to make sure that we're writing to a superior

13.4. Different ways to start a story

13.4.1. Dialogue eg."Ring Ring.."

13.4.2. Flashback

13.5. Have a wide range of vocabulary to describe things

14. What in your opinion is Descriptive Writing?

15. A form of writing which allow us to express how we want to portray something with the use of words

16. Revealing a subject through vivid and carefully selected details.

17. Group 6

17.1. Should create vivid and original imagery

17.2. Sound

17.3. Showing instead of telling

17.3.1. Avoid storytelling!

17.4. Using precise vocabulary

17.5. Avoiding the overuse of adjectives and adverbs

17.5.1. Choose carefully the verbs and nouns

17.5.2. Excessive use can render the description tasteless and ineffective

17.6. Original vivid similes and metaphors

17.7. Consists of:

17.7.1. Sight

17.7.2. Smell

17.7.3. Feel

17.7.4. Taste

17.7.5. Setting

17.8. Use past tense and avoid present tense

17.9. Refers to a clear description of people, places, objects, or events using appropriate details.

18. Group 1

18.1. Use of descriptive word and language

18.2. makes readers feel as though they are part of the story

18.2.1. New node

18.3. Tries to call for the readers' emotions

18.4. Makes full use of the five senses:

18.4.1. To see

18.4.2. To smell

18.4.3. To hear

18.4.4. To taste

18.5. To feel

19. Group 2

19.1. What does it entail?

19.1.1. Use of very specific vocabulary and language

19.1.2. Use words to evoke emotions in the reader

19.1.3. Makes use of all 5 senses

19.1.3.1. Hearing

19.1.3.2. Sight

19.1.3.3. Taste

19.1.3.4. Touch

19.1.4. Smell

20. Group 5 What is Descriptive Writing?

20.1. What does Descriptive Writing entail?

20.1.1. Making the reader feel as if they themselves are there and experiencing whatever is being described inside

20.1.1.1. The use of our 5 senses

20.1.1.1.1. See

20.1.1.1.2. Smell

20.1.1.1.3. Taste

20.1.1.1.4. Hear

20.1.1.1.5. Feel

20.1.1.2. 5W 1 H

20.1.1.2.1. Who?

20.1.1.2.2. What?

20.1.1.2.3. Where?

20.1.1.2.4. When?

20.1.1.2.5. Why?

20.1.1.2.6. How?

20.1.1.3. "Showing" the reader instead of "telling"

20.1.1.3.1. Helping the reader create a mental picture or visualize what is happening instead of being told what is happening.

20.1.1.3.2. Evoking feelings

20.1.1.3.3. Focusing on details

20.1.2. Through the style of writing....

20.1.2.1. It can show the reader the controlling idea behind the writer's story

20.1.2.1.1. Using original vivid smilies and metaphors

20.1.2.1.2. Through the use of symbolism, irony and metaphors

20.1.2.2. Using vocabulary

20.1.2.2.1. Descriptive writing does not only rely on descriptive phrases such as the use of adjectives and adverbs!

20.1.2.2.2. Precise nouns and verbs e.g. Substitute "walking" with "strolling", "leaping", "skipping" etc.

20.2. How is it different from other text types?

20.2.1. Expository writing

20.2.1.1. Expository writing is used to explain, describe, give information or inform.

20.2.2. Narrative writing

20.2.2.1. Narrative writing is used to narrate about an incident that happened.

20.2.3. Persuasive writing

20.2.3.1. Persuasive writing is used to persuade someone to look at things from your perspective and to understand your emotions

20.2.3.2. With a goal in mind, to change the person's view on a subject.

20.2.4. Descriptive writing

20.2.4.1. Descriptive writing is used to describe the various actions and the settings.

20.3. Things to make sure when writing a Descriptive Writing.

20.3.1. Try to attract reader's attention/ let your reader feel involved.

20.3.1.1. Try to use concrete and abstract images to attract your readers' attention

20.3.1.2. You can describe how a particular point in your description can affect the readers

20.3.1.2.1. e.g."The tidiness and precision of the uniforms show the order and structure of the Marines and the Navy. It makes the viewer have respect for the characters and also makes the viewer see the importance and order of the Marines and the Navy. "

20.3.2. Don't just only describe. You can explain and/or infer from your description

20.3.2.1. e.g. "Despite being only thirty-two years of age, my mother's hands are as worn and wrinkly as those of an old lady." So? What does this show?

20.3.2.2. e.g "The Navy lawyers are seen in white and navy uniforms while the Marines' uniforms are khaki." What does that mean? What does the difference in colour show?

20.3.3. Recommended to have a wide range of vocabulary

20.3.3.1. Prevent essay from becoming too simple and boring

20.3.3.2. Makes it sound professional

20.3.4. Be careful not to go out of point e.g. describing your cat but you end up talking about lions

20.3.5. Do not go overboard with adjectives, adverbs, similes, metaphors, etc.

20.3.5.1. It may become a barrier in communicating your ideas to readers

20.3.6. Go into as much detail as possible, even the most minute ones

21. Group 3

21.1. Evokes and describes senses

21.1.1. Taste

21.1.2. Sight

21.1.3. Hearing

21.1.4. Touch

21.1.5. Smell

21.2. Use of descriptive words

21.2.1. Adverbs

21.2.2. Adjectives

21.2.3. Wide range of vocabulary

21.3. Creates vivid and original imagery

21.3.1. Mental pictures

21.3.2. Emotional feelings

21.3.3. Show not tell

21.4. Things to take note of

21.4.1. Do not use present tense; use past tense

21.4.2. Avoid storytelling

21.4.3. Describe only what is relevant in telling a message

21.4.3.1. Adds unity and coherence to writing

21.4.4. Avoid excessive or boring description

21.4.5. Create a clear structure

21.4.5.1. Gives shape to your writing and makes the reader interested

21.5. How it is different from other essay styles

21.5.1. Expository

21.5.1.1. Based on facts and figures

21.5.1.2. Uses specific examples

21.5.1.3. Not many descriptive words that evokes any feelings

21.5.2. Formal

21.5.2.1. In a serious tone

21.5.2.2. Addressed to somebody you are not close with

21.5.2.3. Uses polite words and no descriptive words

21.5.3. Story

21.5.3.1. Story has speech; descriptive has no speech

21.5.3.2. Tells many different plots, but descriptive focuses on one main thing

22. Group 7 - What is descriptive writing?

22.1. Focusing on the finer details of an object/thing/situation

22.2. Transmitting a mental image of your story

22.3. Bringing something to life by carefully choosing and arranging words and phrases to produce the desired effect

22.4. Differences with regards to other styles of writing:

22.4.1. Contains little or no dialougue

22.4.2. Expository writing

22.4.2.1. Inform, instruct, and explain a process

22.4.2.2. Used in articles, letters, reports and academic papers

22.4.2.3. Clear and succinct

22.4.2.4. Logical word progression

22.4.2.5. Not much room for flowery language

22.4.3. Narrative writing

22.4.3.1. Telling a story

22.4.3.2. Found in poems, short stories, essays and plays

22.4.3.3. Tells about an event/events

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