Step 1: Narrative Paragraph Prewriting
Directions: Be sure to complete all of the elements below. If you fail to do so, your content for this assignment will be incorrect.
Step 2: Narrative Paragraph Rough Draft
Directions: Write a rough draft that follows your paragraph plan, beginning with your topic sentence. Do not worry about spelling or grammar; just let your thoughts flow. End with a good concluding sentence that restates your controlling idea or expresses a thought that restates your dominant impression. It should be approximately 150 words, no less and not too much more.
Step 3: Narrative Paragraph Revised Draft
Directions: Copy your Narrative Paragraph Rough Draft (from above) and paste it below, click on â€œToolsâ€ or â€œReviewâ€ if you are using Microsoft Word, and hit â€œTrack Changes.â€ This is so your instructor can see all the changes you make. Begin reading through your rough draft and make changes to the content as you see fit. Add more descriptive words if needed or delete irrelevant ones that do not help create your dominant impression. Add transitional words or phrases to help the paragraph flow in a logical order. Then, save the draft with the changes.
Step 4: Narrative Paragraph Edited Draft
Directions: Turn off the â€œTrack Changesâ€ feature. Copy your Revised Narrative Paragraph Draft (from above), paste it below. Now, click on â€œToolsâ€ or â€œReviewâ€ if you are using Microsoft Word, and turn the â€œTrack Changesâ€ feature on. Edit for any spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors. Save these changes.
NOTE: Use of contractions (canâ€™t, wonâ€™t, doesnâ€™t, etc.) and second person (any form of the pronoun â€œyouâ€) is strictly prohibited and will result in loss of points on writing assignments.