Oct 27, 2015
This form of essays involves narrations of events and stories and the detailed description of how they unfold. These pieces of writing are used at various stages in school life and the art world. Typically, most assignments include telling stories of an individual’s life and its connection with class themes. These forms of essays are usually engaging and fun, as writers select interesting topics, have rough drafts on them before writing and revise their work after writing. So, here are the tips on how to make your narrative writing interesting and challenging:
Oct 3, 2014
In life, many events influence the way one acts or the decisions one makes. Basically, one goes through certain events in life that have such a big impact they totally change the life of an individual. For me, the life-changing event happened when I enrolled in college a few years ago. Since that occurred, January has always been a special month for me because this is the month that makes me remember the event and remember how this event totally changed my life and made me look at my life from a totally different perspective.
As I was joining my freshman year, I naturally took note of the new-found freedom. I wanted to use this freedom to experience some of the things that I had been curious about but could not engage in because I did not feel free enough. What I did not know is that the whole experience of joining college and getting orientated to college life would totally change my life. For starters, while joining college, for the first time, I referred to another place other than the place where my parents had raised me. For others in my dormitory, the process of integrating into dormitory life and feeling at home in their rooms appeared to come naturally but it was not that easy for me. The whole process was highly emotional for me, because I had the feeling that being so comfortable in the room would be like betraying my parents who have always taught me that our home is the most important place to cherish. The feeling that my parents were not a stone’s throw away, as is the case in my room at home, also made me feel anxious, as I began to feel the strain of being so far away from my parents. Overall, however, the process taught me an important lesson in the importance of moving away and establishing my own life separate from my parents.
Jan 20, 2010
How to write a good narrative essay is simply storytelling with good grammar and punctuation. The word narrative derives from the Latin word narrare that means “to recount” or recall the story! Guidelines for students when writing a narrative essay; it should have a plot, usually characters, a setting or location, and a point of view (usually the narrators). The general purpose of a narrative essay is to entertain, although information and persuasion can come through the story. It helps to write a narrative essay from the writer’s point of view, using first person writing style, for example, I, me, we, our. Adding dialogue to the story adds great texture; remember to add quotes around the dialogue. To prepare for the narrative, one good tip is to write down a chronology of the events of the story. Later, you can rearrange it in a flash forward or a flash back, or just a straight timeline. The story should have a high point and then a conclusion that gives the narrative closure. For example, “We drove to California where we met the greatest actor of all time.” This very short narrative contains characters (we) and a location or setting (California), and a high point (where we met the greatest actor). The conclusion might be “We had the best time of our young lives.” The previous example meets all the criteria of a narrative but lacks one essential detail.