This familiar assignment is often seen as students return to school in September.
It represents what is commonly called the ‘personal narrative’ in classrooms today.
“For this essay you will need to write about one specific experience that changed how you acted, thought, or felt. Use your experience as a spring board for reflection. Your purpose is not to merely tell an interesting story but to show your readers the importance and influence the experience has
had on you.
Good stories occur everywhere and can be told about anything. They are as likely to occur in your own neighborhood as in some exotic locale. Potential stories happen daily; what makes potential stories actual stories is putting them into language, recounting them, orally or in writing. Good stories are entertaining, informative, lively, and believable; they will mean something to those who
write then as well as to those who read them.” (Tammy Bob)
Today’s Assignment: Write a personal narrative. You may wish to enhance reality as creative nonfiction!