PromptIn a 3-page narrative, give an account of a personal experience that resulted in a revelation or suggested some insight that expanded your worldview or complicated it. You will need to go beyond providing a report of something that happened to you (or to someone close to you): You need to deliver a narrative with a plot (including setting, character, conflict, dialogue, etc.). Think of your audience as peers who do not know you well.Use MLA formatting: 1 inch margins, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman or Arial font, etc. Grading for Personal NarrativeContent: Does the narrative, through the appropriate use of plot (conflict and resolution), character, setting, imagery, dialogue, and figurative language work together to make a unified point? Does the essay read like a narrative or like an account? Does the narrative respond to the prompt?
Organization: Does your narrative use a logical and effective organization (chronological, flashback, symmetric, etc.)? Does each paragraph serve a specific purpose? Language: Are words used correctly? Are transitions effective? Are sentence variation and sophistication evident? Mechanics: Are words spelled correctly? Is punctuation, including quotation marks, used correctly? Is document formatted using MLA standards?Basically, if you present a personal narrative and conclude with a thesis that highlights the social significance of the narrative, you are doing what you are supposed to do. Remember that your narrative should avoid becoming a summary of an event. Narratives differ from summaries in that they include plot, setting, character, and other narrative convent