Read the prompt below. Decide how you want to
approach the topic. Then write a narrative response. You have 30 minutes to
complete this assignment. Your assignment will be graded based on the Narrative
Prompt Grading Rubric. The rubric can be found in your Unit Resources.
As much as humans like to
control their own lives, there are many aspects that are outside of our
control. For example, we do not choose the families into which we are born or
the places where we grow up. The same is sometimes true of friendships. Some
friends we choose because we identify them as people who are similar to us and
because they offer us something we want. Occasionally, however, we make
unexpected friends. For example, a young person bumps into someone at the
library who is crying because she has lost an important paper she was writing
for school. As a result, the two become friends and learn that helping people
through tough times is at the core of strong relationships.
Tell the story of a time you made an “unexpected”
friend and learned something important from that friend. In your response, be
sure to explain how the friendship came about and the ways in which this
friendship taught you something.