Ms. G's No-Nonsense Guide to Writing a Narrative Essay

Ms. G's No-Nonsense Guide to Writing a Narrative Essay

Published on 17 May 2020

Refer to this whenever you need a reminder on how to write a narrative essay...

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Transcript
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Ms. Gallardo's Guide to Writing a Narrative Essay
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Step One: The Hook
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The key to any memorable narrative is the hook. 
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The purpose of the hook is to quickly grab the reader's attention and make them want to read your work. 
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You can use a mysterious or surprising statement, a quote from a famoushistorical figure, even a statistic! With the hook, there are endlesspossibilities, so long as the first sentence captures your reader's attention
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Next up... the thesis
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In a narrative paper, the thesis does not have to be as rigidly structured as a formal or argumentative work. However...
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The thesis should give the reader a sneak peek into what's to come. 
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The Body
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Using the rough outline of events you created, start writing your story.  This section can be as long as youwant, so long as you keep it concise.
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Conciseness is the art of getting an idea across in the most effective way possible, thus eliminatingthe fluffy, unnecessary words from your story.
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Conclusion
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Like in your introduction, there should be some semblance of a thesis, even if it's structured differently. 
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Briefly recap the journey your readers went on throughout. 
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Finally, leave the reader with a unique insight about your story. You can also try using a call to action to inspire the reader.