PERSONAL NARRATIVE Write a story about an experience you have had in your life that has taught you a powerful and positive lesson, which you have never forgotten. *********(THE ESSAY IS ABOUT MY TRIP TO MEXICO AND HOW IT CHANGED MY POINT OF VIEW AND HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR EVERYTHING I HAVE. MUST INCLUDE HOW MY DAD WORKED HARD TO GIVE ME AND MY FAMILY EVERYTHING WE HAVE NOTE MY DAD OWNS A PAINTING COMPANY HE BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP) SETTING- Guanajuato, salamanca ALSO HOW THERE ARE STILL DIRT ROADS AND THERE IS NO RUNNING WATER IN CERTAIN PLACES AND SOME HOUSES DONT HAVE A/C********* Your story should engage your audience and include a beginning, middle and ending. Be sure to write about how you felt during this learning process. Who was involved, where did it happen, and what events led you learning the lesson. Be sure you use literary elements and devices where applicable to make your story interesting. (imagery, setting, metaphors) Keep your language simple and easily understood. How does the lesson you learned factor into your life today in the way you approach your life? Grading Criteria: Sentence/paragraph structure & organization Grammar, punctuation, spelling and clarity Use a running header (i.e. header should be on all pages) with your name and CRN# of the class and “Personal Narrative” Papers must be double-spaced, 12 point font TIMES NEW ROMAN, 1-INCH MARGINS Paper should be 1000-1200 words only PLEASE SEE RUBRIC BELOW ENGL 1301- CRN 11684 PERSONAL NARRATIVE RUBRIC ENGL 1301 – 11684 PERSONAL NARRATIVE RUBRIC Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (90%) Needs Improvement (60%) Not Evident (10%) Value Main Essay Components (Thesis, body paragraphs, conclusion) Includes clear introduction and thesis statement. Body paragraphs are organized and narrative is captivating. Adequate conclusion. Thesis, body paragraphs or conclusion needs few improvements. Thesis, body paragraphs or conclusion – major improvement needed . The essay is disconnected from what is promised in the thesis statement. 40 Construction of narrative Narrative includes incidents leading up to a climax and lesson learned is clearly revealed in the narrative Narrative lacking in details concerning the incidents leading up to the lesson learned – needs more clarity Narrative lacking in detail and depth and does not properly convey the story of the lesson learned. Narrative lacks flow, and interest. Lesson is not conveyed adequately. 40 Formatting Requirements Header, format, font size, type, double space, and word count requirement is met. At least three are requirements met. Two requirement only met. Most requirements not met. 10 Writing Mechanics No errors related to organization, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling. Minor errors related to organization, grammar, punctuation, and structure.. Substantial errors related to organization, grammar, punctuation, and structure Major errors related to organizatioaqwn, grammar, punctuation, and structure. 10
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