Presentation on theme: "Tips for Narrative Essay Timed Writing. Have you had these problems with timed essays? Not knowing how to start? How to arrange the essay? Time."— Presentation transcript:
Have you had these problems with timed essays? Not knowing how to start? How to arrange the essay? Time management Getting flustered? Writing without a plan?
Timed Writing: Narrative Essays Includes all parts of a story Should have a purpose Why narrate a story at all? Think of this as your thesis Written from a clear point of view Can use the first person pronoun “I” Use clear and concise language
Examples of Prompts: Write a narrative essay about the most exciting or scary thing that has ever happened to you a friend who has been an important part of your life something you regret doing or not doing
So what steps do we need to take to write our narrative?
Step 1: Brainstorm a story Make a List or Concept Map Plot or storyline Characters Setting
Step 2: Organize Introduction: includes setting and characters Body paragraphs: Usually told in chronological order but can include flashbacks Conclusion: reflect on the meaning of the story
Step 3: Draft Let your writing flow Use your outline to structure your story
Step 4: Revise & Edit Check to make sure you answered all parts of the prompt Check missing words, spelling, and punctuation