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Descriptive Writing: Definition, Techniques & Examples

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1.

What technique of descriptive writing can you apply to the passage below?

'I love walking through the bakery section at the store. The smell of fresh bread always reminds me of my grandmother's cooking.'

2. What is the importance of re-reading and re-writing in relation to descriptive writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you gauge your understanding of descriptive writing techniques. You'll be tested on what it means to write descriptively, techniques associated with descriptive writing, and your ability to correctly identify descriptive writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on the following:

  • What descriptive writing is
  • Your ability to recognize different techniques of descriptive writing
  • The importance of re-writing in descriptive writing
  • Ideal situations for using descriptive writing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the techniques of descriptive writing
  • Making connections - understand the concept of using description to improve writing
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the importance of using description in writing in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of adding description to writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about this literary technique, review the corresponding lesson on Descriptive Writing Techniques. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how to recognize descriptive writing
  • Understand the importance of sensory details in descriptive writing
  • Explore three descriptive writing techniques
  • Compare a passage written with and without descriptive techniques
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