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Introducing the Personal Narrative (Writing Workshop I)

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Jennifer Conroy

on 7 December 2015

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Transcript of Introducing the Personal Narrative (Writing Workshop I)

Writing A Personal Narrative Parts of a Story Step 1: Brainstorm Events Introduction Body Paragraphs Conclusion Since a narrative relies on delicate experiences, it typically is in the shape of a story. These may include the design, setting, characters, climax, and ending. A personal narrative is usually packed with interesting and specific details to help grab the reader's attention. What Is A Personal Narrative? Ideas & Topics 2013 Your Task ! Introducing The Personal Narrative “A personal account which offers details, analysis and a personal opinion from a particular happening or event, experienced by the writer”. Each one of us has experiences, both good and bad, that help to shape who we are. Writing a personal narrative gives the writer a chance to write a story about an experience and reflect on how that experience contributed to the person he or she is. Over the course of the next few weeks, you will be working on a personal narrative. Your personal narrative will focus on ONE key event from your life. This event should not only be important to you, but should also be an event that helped make you who you are today. This assignment should include correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

•Choose an event
•Describe that event
•Explain how that event made you into the person you are today.
•How will this event influence future choices that you make after you graduate high school? What To Include It is ideal to begin with a paragraph that will introduce the experience and will communicate its significance. This technique promises that your audience will know how important the experience is to you, as the author, as they go through the entire piece.

Another effective technique is to begin your narrative right away and explaining its significance at the very end. This approach allows the reader to develop their own perspective and give a suitable importance to the experience on their own. Repeat the significance of the event
Include sensory descriptions
Details Bring it back to the present. How did this event make you who you are today? A Childhood Memory Achieving a Goal A Failure An event that caused a prominent change to happen in your life A Realization A Story Relating To Your Best Friend My Biggest Mistake Most Embarrasing Moment Happiest Moment
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