For the “Narrative Essay,” compose a typed (processed) three-to-five page essay relating an event that triggered a critical change of behavior in yourself or someone else.
Your essay is to be a traditional “thesis-support” essay with an introduction, body, and conclusion. Consult your class notes for the general outline of the essay and the explanation of each of the three sections.
Your paper should be composed in 12 point font size in either Times New Roman or Arial fonts. Avoid bold face or italics (except when indicating a foreign expression or the title of a book-length resource). Double space all lines of text.
Begin your paper with a heading. The heading should be placed in the upper left-hand corner of your first page. It should include, in a double-spaced stack: 1) your first and last names, 2) English 1301:71, 3) the date of the submission of your paper, and 4) the name of the assignment (ex. “The Narrative Essay”).
1) Compose a title that is appropriate to subject matter and your approach.
2) Compose an introductory paragraph that ends in a thesis sentence. The thesis sentence is a claim that you will support in the body paragraphs that follow.
3) Begin each paragraph with a topic sentence that states a claim about the importance or significance of the details of the story you are about to relate in the paragraph.
4) Conclude the essay with a paragraph that explains the effect of the event, that is, what happened or the conditions that ensued after the event that represents the change of behavior.
This exercise is due on the class period following the distribution of these instructions unless otherwise directed by your instructor.
Your essay will be judged on the following elements:
1) Timely submission.
2) Demonstration that you have followed the instructions above.
3) Careful editing and revision (attach a fully developed and revised rough draft to the back of your typed final copy).
4) Clarity and effective organization.