Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.
It has been said that everyone has a story. These stories can be about anything from heart-wrenching tales of love lost to nerve-racking arguments in a grocery store parking lots. No matter the subject matter, we tend to think that our adventures are the most enthralling events in the history of mankind…until the next big thing happens. The assignment for this week gives you the opportunity to tell your story, to write a narrative essay about some pivotal event or moment in your life that changed you in some way or taught some valuable lesson from which you think a reader might benefit. Before sending this story out for the world to see, it can be highly beneficial though to take a look at it before submitting it to try determine if it is really as engaging and useful as you think.
So, for this week’s discussion, address the following questions.
- What is the topic of your essay? Did you pick one of the essay ideas generated from your interview in the W2 discussion, or did you decide to go with something else?
- Why might the reader want to read about this topic?
- What can or should the reader learn from your story? Or, what is the main idea/thesis of your essay?
- Finally, how is your narrative essay topic difficult to develop? How is the story difficult for you to tell? Or, is it?