Writing Prompt: A narrative piece gives your reader a personal snapshot of an event in your life. In each of the four prewriting steps of this assignment, brainstorm and write about a moment in your life that is special to you. Make your reader feel like he/she is there in that moment with you.
Step 1: Narrative Paragraph Planning
Directions: Fill in the fields below in response to the writing prompt. Be sure to complete each component of the planning to ensure that your content is correct.
Step 2: Narrative Paragraph Rough Draft
Directions: Write a rough draft that follows your paragraph plan, beginning with your topic sentence. Do not worry about spelling or grammar; just let your thoughts flow. End with a good concluding sentence that restates your controlling idea or expresses a thought that restates your dominant impression. It should be approximately 200 words, no less and not too much more.
Step 3: Narrative Paragraph Revised Draft
Directions: Copy your Narrative Paragraph Rough Draft (from above), paste it below, click on “Tools” or “Review” if you are using Microsoft Word, and hit “Track Changes.” This is so your instructor can see all the changes you make. Begin reading through your rough draft and make changes to the content as you see fit. Add more descriptive words if needed or delete irrelevant ones that do not help create your dominant impression. Add transitional words or phrases to help the paragraph flow in a logical order. Then, save the draft with the changes
Step 4: Narrative Paragraph Edited Draft
Directions: Turn off the “Track Changes” feature. Copy your Revised Narrative Paragraph Draft (from above) and paste it below. Now, click on “Tools” or “Review” if you are using Microsoft Word and turn the “Track Changes” feature on. Edit for any spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors. Save these changes.
NOTE: Use of contractions (can’t, won’t, doesn’t, etc.) and second person (any form of the pronoun “you”) is strictly prohibited and will result in loss of points on writing assignments.