Narrative Essay Assignment Sheet
What is it?
A narrative essay is an essay that tells an important personal story, and reflects
on the importance of the story. This usually takes the form of a realization or an
epiphany. It could be a brush with danger that made the author realize the
precious nature of life, or an accomplishment that made the author realize what
they want to do for a living. This piece of writing is a true story from your point of view.
It should include:
a conclusion that lets the reader know how the writer feels about these events. (Why is this important?)
How do I pick what to write?
Some options include:
What activity do you love? Is there a moment when you realized this was your thing? Or where you achieved something great?
What do you want to do with your life? Is there a moment when you realized this? Or a moment when you achieved something?
What moment in your life makes you the most proud?
What is something youve overcome?
What is something youve lost?
How long does this have to be, teach?
2-4 pages or 500+ words
When is it due?
Monday September 20th by midnight.
How will this be evaluated?
This assignment is worth 100 points. I am looking for the following:
An engaging opening that puts the reader in the middle of the action (10 points)
An overall consideration for reader by including relevant context, and clarity (20 points)
A clear intent/realization/or epiphany (30 points)
Sensory details, dialogue, and/or scenes (20 points)
Proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. (10 points)
MLA format (10 points)