essay writing I: Descriptive & Narrative

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Course Objective: To provide a strong foundation for writing descriptive and narrative short essays of 3-5 paragraphs.

Course Description:  Students will gain a foundation in vivid descriptive and  storytelling narrative essay writing. Emphasis will be placed on using imagery and bold adjectives as well as using chronological order and personal significance to bring life to personal narratives. Students will learn the hallmarks and requirements of each essay type and implement instructor feedback through the revision process. Students will have the option to compose 3, 4, or 5 paragraph essays.



Week 1:         Introduction to Descriptive Essays

Week 2:         Using Imagery

Week 3:         Using Vivid Adjectives and Verbs

Weeks 4:      Showing Not Telling                      

Week 5:         Introduction to Narrative Essays                       

Week 6:         Finding Significance in Personal Experience

Week 7:         Using Chronological Order as a Method of Storytelling

Week 8:         Putting it all Together/Revision


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