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In week one, you completed a discovery (prewriting) activity, created a narrative outline, and drafted the introductory paragraph of your essay. This week you will draft and revise your narrative essay and submit it for assessment. The essay should show planning, revision, a clear thesis statement or main idea, paragraph organization, purpose and direction, and effectiveness of conclusion. It should reflect feedback you received from your instructor on your outline and demonstrate understanding of the writing process. There are several resources to assist you including the graphic below, a revision worksheet you should review after drafting your paper, to help revise/edit/proofread for final submission.
Narrative Essay Instructions:
The following criteria reflect the areas needed for a successful narrative essay.
For this class, the last sentence of the introduction should be the thesis and contain the word because. For example, because of a main point from paragraph 1, 2, and 3, something happened or needs to occur. Please review Keiser Live, class announcements and your Keiser email for more support. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you do not understand..
The narrative should share a larger lesson with the audience than simply retelling an event.
A strong narrative centers on a conflict building from introduction to body to a thought-provoking resolution.
It should use descriiptive language to bring the reader into the experience.
Please see pages 89-92 for more details about the qualities of an effective narrative essay.
Writing on the following topic:
Share an experience where you faced a serious challenge.
How did you overcome that challenge?
What did it teach you?
In your conclusion, think about what others should learn based on your experience. (Avoid using “you”–see the Week 1 Blog.)
600 word narrative essay
Microsoft Word document formatted in APA (see below)
Submit to Submission Area
HOW TO REVISE YOUR PAPER ( Print Revision Worksheet Revision Worksheet – Alternative Formats )
Paragraph or Essay Structure:
Appropriate title indicates the essayâ€™s topic.
Paper addresses all the requirements. (see rubrics)
Paper is logically organized and flows well
Introduction includes relevant background information and a clear thesis statement.
Body paragraphs discuss main purpose and move the story forward
Each paragraph has a clear topic sentence and moves the essay forward
Effective conclusion does more than simply repeat the introduction
Review sentence variety and construction as well as word choice and conciseness.
Correct all comma splices, run-ons, and fragments.
All sentences include complete thoughts, containing a subject and a verb.
Sentences have variety.
Vary lengths and structure using different beginnings, such as prepositional phrases, transition words, or dependent clauses.
Transition words (therefore, however, in addition, etc.) ensure writing flows smoothly, connecting related thoughts or signaling shifts in ideas?
Sentences are concise
Avoid being wordy.
Language and Tone:
Language is appropriate for audience (formal writing)
Point of view is consistent (first person/narrative essay; third person/persuasive essay)
No â€œannouncingâ€ what essay will do. Do not refer to the essay itself.
Essay does not talk down to reader, or make assumptions (avoid expressions like: Obviously, as you know, it is clear)
Grammar & Mechanics:
Sentences correctly punctuated.
Words are properly capitalized (including â€œIâ€)
No words inadvertently omitted.
Subject and verb of each sentence agree.
Verbs are consistent in tense (past, present, future)
Pronouns properly refer to their antecedents.
Spelling errors corrected including words spell check does not catch (their/there/theyâ€™re; its/itâ€™s)
Paper is properly formatted in APA.
HOW TO FORMAT YOUR PAPER
Please review attached document for the proper format for your papers.
Please note the following:
All papers must be Microsoft Word documents.
The paper is double-spaced in Times New Roman, size 12, and has no extra spaces between the paragraphs.
The paper uses one-inch margins and half-inch indentions for the beginning of paragraphs. You can set this up in Microsoft Word to automatically default to these settings for your paper.
NO RESEARCH IS TO BE CONDUCTED FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT, so you will not need to provide a references page.
HOW TO SUBMIT THIS ASSIGNMENT
Title the Word document JonesA_ NARRATION DRAFT(change JonesA to your last name and first initial). If you have a title for the essay, center it as a double-spaced half-line just above the text.
At the top of this page click on the title Week 2 Narrative Essay
A new page will open where you can submit your document as an ATTACHMENT.
Do not paste your essay into the comment box.
Make sure that you have actually attached the document.