Here, senses literally refers to your 5 senses: sight, taste, touch, hearing, and smell.
It’s easy to include sight in description, but don’t forget the other senses.
Being creative and descriptive can sometimes be a challenge.
I’m sure you don’t want to write the seventh incarnation of your summer vacation essay, but you might be struggling to think of something a bit more original.
Here’s an example that includes too many unnecessary details.
I walked up the three steps on my front porch, put my key in my newly painted front door, and opened it casually. This paragraph provides too many irrelevant details.
Now that you’re hungry for donuts, and now that you have a better understanding of how to write a descriptive essay, the fact remains that you still need something to write about. Remember, you want to avoid topics that you’ve written about since the third grade and boring topics that are too obvious. Sure, you could describe your bedroom, your dorm room, or even a classroom, but that’s not very original, so write about something a little more unusual, like one of these 5 places.
Your first thought might be to describe your television, your couch, or anything else immediately in front of you, but really, how fascinating can a couch be?
Description is obviously important in a descriptive essay but don’t include details simply for the sake of including them.
These unnecessary details slow down your writing and bog down your readers.