Personal narrative essay

The topic is defining moment in your life.


An introduction that provides context on the topic, eases the reader into your essay, and has a hook that grabs peoples attention.
Transitional topic sentences that illustrate chronological, time order.
The point of view in narrative essays is usually first person. The use of “I” invites your readers into an intimate discussion. But, don’t overdo use of “I”!
Organize as a narrative: beginning, middle, and end. This is not merely a summary of a day; it is a narrative, a story.
Strong explanation of how the moment shaped you.
A conclusion that offers some ideas about why and how the moment defined you.
Strong sentences that are both grammatically correct and sophisticated.
Descriptive language (use of adjectives and adverbs).
Only be one moment! No longer than a day in length.
Be a narrative, not an expository essay.