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English 1: 10/17-21 (A & B Days) – Personal Narrative Essay


  • Format your essay using this step-by-step cheat sheet as a guide: MLA Formatting Cheat Sheet
    • Note: 10% will be deducted from your paper off the top if it is formatted incorrectly.
  • Revise your essay based on your in-class edits.
  • In your Google doc, please highlight your use of the following (please use a light, easy-to-read color):
    • But
    • Because
    • So
    • However
    • Imagery

Personal Narrative Essay Guidelines

Your final essay is due Monday, 10/24.

What to include:

  • Major Plot Elements: Your story should have a clear beginning, middle, and end and should include exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution.
  • Imagery: Use at least 3 of the 5 senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, smell).
    • Highlight these in your Google doc.
  • Transition Words: At least 1 sentence using each of our transition words: But, Because, So, However (4 total).
    • Highlight these in your Google doc.

Length: Your final paper should be 3-4 pages in length.