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Personal Narrative Writing

Personal Narrative Writing 

Prompt: In an essay, tell a story about your culture. Within your essay, discuss what your culture is and your experience learning and adapting to it. Most importantly, be CREATIVE!!!! 

DUE DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 (ROUGH DRAFT) 

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Focus on Assigned Topic

The entire story is related to the assigned topic and allows the reader to understand much more about the topic.

Most of the story is related to the assigned topic. The story wanders off at one point, but the reader can still learn something about the topic.

Some of the story is related to the assigned topic, but a reader does not learn much about the topic.

No attempt has been made to relate the story to the assigned topic.

Introduction

First paragraph has a "grabber" or catchy beginning.

First paragraph has a weak "grabber".

A catchy beginning was attempted but was confusing rather than catchy.

No attempt was made to catch the reader's attention in the first paragraph.

Organization

The story is very well organized. One idea or scene follows another in a logical sequence with clear transitions.

The story is pretty well organized. One idea or scene may seem out of place. Clear transitions are used.

The story is a little hard to follow. The transitions are sometimes not clear.

Ideas and scenes seem to be randomly arranged.

Creativity

The story contains many creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The author has really used his imagination.

The story contains a few creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader’s enjoyment. The author has used his imagination.

The story contains a few creative details and/or descriptions, but they distract from the story. The author has tried to use his imagination.

There is little evidence of creativity in the story. The author does not seem to have used much imagination.

 

Paragraph Structure: 

  • Introduction (1): is where you tell your readers about your culture and what your going to discuss throughout your writing 

  • Body Paragraphs (2): give your topic sentence and supporting details to back it up 

  • Ist body: your learning experience 

  • 2nd body: how you adapted to your culture 

  • Conclusion (1): short summary of your topics discussed in the essay