Monday, September 11, 2006

Deadlines and Picking up the Pace

Well, we are officially past the hump! Labor Day is behind us. Progress reports will be coming out soon (yikes). The prewriting is all done. Here are some upcoming deadlines:

1. College Essay- due tomorrow. Turn in the following: rubric, final draft, rough draft, self-editing sheet, peer review, introduction draft, freewriting/webbing, life timeline.

2. Curious Incident quiz on Wednesday. Read through chapter 181.

3. Narrative Essay work- research an exceptionality and develop a character. Character sketch due Friday.

4. College Essay draft will be returned (hopefully) by Monday 9/18. Final revision draft will be due by that Friday.

So, what do you know about a narrative essay? What do you think are some of the important characteristics of this type of essay? What kind of essay (since we have one more this nine weeks) would you like to write after the narrative? Any preferences and why?

17 comments:

MattL5 said...

I know that a narrative essay is about a personal story. Narrative essays are easy because all you have to do is tell a story that is significant to you in any way. I could write about several different things that have happened to me.

davids3 said...

A narrative essay is an essay that tells a story. Some important characterisitcs on this type of essay are to catch the readers attention, include dialogue, and don't loose the idea about what your really talking about. I don't really have any specific type of essay I would like to write after this essay becasue I don't like writing. I think this is going to be a very busy week and I want to finish school now!

JodiS24 said...

A narrative essay is an essay which tells a story. The author of a narrative essay uses a strong voice. The reader can read into a narrative essay by analyzing the word choice and tone expressed throughout the writing.
Another narrative essay would be enjoyable to write after the narrative because it does not limit students in their options of what to write about. Students can also be more creative in their writings of narrative essays.

MaryEvelynP3 said...

A narrative essay tells a story and is often written in first person from the writer's point of view. With this type of essay vivid language and detailed descriptions are important to keep the reader interested. Dialogue is a unique aspect to a narrative. As far a the next essay goes I would like to write a monomyth. I wrote one last year but I would be interested in trying it again.

AshleyB5 said...

I don't have much thought about the narrative essay since Mrs. C won't tell us the prompt. I do know that a narrative essay tells a story and it was my favorite essay to write when I was in elementary school. Mrs. C your killing us this week haha whats up with that?

hali7 said...

A narrative essay tells a story about something. An important thing about a narrative is that you can tell it in any person. After this silly narrative I would like to write another expository essay. These are really fun for me. If we decide to do another expository i would be very happy because narratives can be very long where an expository paper is usually just five paragraphs. I like writing though.

MeredithA3 said...

A narrative essay is a story that reflects a personal conflict in a persons life. It uses a lot of description and a ton of adjectives. Narritives are easier to write because they can relate to a person in many ways. They are also more interesting to read. The writer can use dialog which can make a narrative more exciting. Hopefully, the prompt that Mrs. Caldwell for our narritve will be given to us shortly!

AllieB1 said...

A narrative essay is an essay that tells a story. When you write a narrative essay, you are supposed to be very descriptive and include dialogue. I dont like writing narrative essays because they are always long and hard to make interesting. I really dont have a preference on what kind of essay we write next.

AllenK5 said...

A narrative essay is obviously an essay that tells a story. A narrative essay is usually written in the first person and tells a personal account of something. Narratives need to strongly tell the story and use vivid language to keep the reader's attention. And about the next essay... How about a haiku poem instead? Defnitely an awesome idea.

DavidW3 said...

A narrative essay is an essay that tells a story about a personal experience in someones life. Some important characteristics of a narrative essay is that it needs to have vivid descriptions and be interesting. No one wants to read literature that is boring. Also, any dialogue added to the essay that helps depict what is going on in the essay is good. As for the next essay I would like to write an expository essay. They are pretty easy to write, and are much for interesting to read then papers such as the research paper.

Mark Osler said...

Hey, Mrs. C's class--

I teach lawyers how to argue in court. The most important skill for them is to learn to tell a story-- it is at the heart of our jobs.

Narratives are also at the heart of the best college admission essays, parole applications, newspaper articles, television shows, comic books, sermons, and movies. A great narrative is the best way to hook your audience in to change their mind, entertain them, or distract them.

Think about this: Which is more likely to make you think drunk driving is a problem-- a bumper sticker, or the story of friend who died in an accident?

GuerryF1 said...

Narratives are the hardest to write. Having to come up with a person that has their own personality is difficult. It is important for a character to have something that defines them. It is easier to write about you and not have someone else in a story.

BrookingP5 said...

Narrative essays are stories that are told from either the author's point of view (first person) or from a character's point of view (third person.) I know that a narrative essay has to have a well developed plot. I think we should maybe write another narrative essay written from first person after this one.

gordonw7 said...

A narrative essay is an essay that tells a story about a personal experience in someones life. Some important characteristics of a narrative essay is that it needs to have vivid descriptions and be interesting. No one wants to read literature that is boring. Also, any dialogue added to the essay that helps depict what is going on in the essay is good. As for the next essay i want to write one that is a page or shorter. Anything but a research paper.

StuartS5th said...

I know a narrative essay is a descriptive story usually told in the first person. A narrative needs to entertain and contain quotes to keep the reader's attention. A narrative allows the writer to write in a broad point of view. I would like to write a persuasive essay because it is easier to write in a more narrow frame.

drewt7 said...

I do not like the narrative essay since I do not like writing, but since we HAVE to write, I'd prefer to do a narrative essay. I would like to write another narrative and replace our research paper with it (just a thought).

Raineswel7 said...

Narrative writting is the one type of writting that you can run anywhere with. It could be nonfiction or fiction. It could be about someone you know or a personal story. This is my favorite type of writting because it has laid back guidelines. The stories are normally fun and meant to maintain the interest of the reader.