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Assignment: The focus this week is on narrative essays. Select one of the following topics and write a four (4) paragraph narrative essay.

1. Making a life-changing decision.

2.The job I had that I will never forget.

3. My most memorable academic experience.

Directions to complete assignment:

1. Click here to download the essay criteria checklist.

2.Select the topic

3. Create an outline for 4 paragraph (1 introductory paragraph, 2 body paragraphs and 1 concluding paragraph)

4. Write the paragraph to create a draft of the narrative essay.

5. Use the criteria checklist to revise the narrative essay.

Grading: To receive full participation points, u must meet the following criteria:

Grading Criteria: Essay meets criteria listed on checklist.

Narrative Essay Checklist:

Essay  Structure:

The essay consists of 4 paragraphs.

The essay begins with an introduction paragraph which includes a thesis statement.

The essay has a 2 body paragraph that provide details/supporting information.

The essay has a conclusion paragraph.

Paragraph Structure:

Each paragraph consists of (at least) 5 sentences.

Every paragraph begins with a topic sentence.

There are at least 3 middle sentences that provide details to support the topic sentence.

The last sentence concludes the paragraph.

Sentences in the Essay:

All sentences are complete (include noun and verb; no fragments etc.)

All sentence are complex (in addition to the noun and verb includes adjectives/adverb etc.)

Use of either 1st or 3rd person point of view.


The first letter of each sentence is capitalized.

Each sentence ends with a period, question marks, or exclamation mark.

Sentences include commas, semi-colons, and/or colons within the sentences to connect ideas within a sentence and to separate clause in a sentence.

The essay is free of spelling errors.


The essay is double-spaced.

The first sentence of each paragraph is indented.

The font is Arial 12 point.

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