Another important technique of descriptive writing is to appeal to the audience on as many levels as possible. Try to describe the subject with all five senses, if applicable (for example, if it is a meal, don't forget to describe the visual aesthetics along with the taste and smell). Moreover, consider the strength of pathos (an emotional appeal to the audience) when doing descriptive writing. While the goal of descriptive writing is not to sway your audience to one side or another (that's persuasive writing), using emotion in your piece can help your audience relate to your subject.
Many students tell us that they don't know what to check for once they have finished their essay. They usually know to check for grammar, punctuation, and spelling, but other details are often seen as less important because of the high emphasis placed on these problems in their early education. Writing experts generally agree, however, that while details such as grammar and punctuation are important, they are far less important than solid organization, fresh writing, and creative content. The following guidelines are designed to give students a checklist to use, whether they are revising individually or as part of a peer review team. Organization