Write a thesis statement for your narrative essay
Your topic must be focused on this idea: Early marriage
Write a complete thesis telling us about your best or worse
experience. This can be an experience in your life whatever issue you want to write about.
Remember, this is about one specific event and this thesis will be
used to write your narrative essay next week. Do not write that
you hated or loved high school because that is a generality about
your feelings. Instead, write about a specific event and why/how it impacted you. Your thesis will include the topic, why it impacted
you, and how you feel about it. A sample thesis would be:
Taking a senior trip was a wonderful idea until we realized
that we were not ready to handle the responsibility.
Breakdown of the example:
The topic: A senior trip
The stand or why it impacted you: It was wonderful
How you felt about it: We were not ready to handle the
1. A narrative, like any other form of writing, has a clear
purpose. This will be your thesisâ€”the controlling idea that
holds your essay together.
Topic+Stand+Why it is so = thesis
2. Action (Something happens in the story)
3. Conflict (either inner, outer, or both)
4. Told in first person point of view (I, me, my, our)
5. Ethos (credibility)
6. Pathos (emotional appeal)
Begin with a hook
â€¢ The â€œHookâ€
â€¢ Start your paper with a statement about your story that
catches the readerâ€™s attention. Remember, good
openings begin with a quote, a question, an anecdote.
The conclusion of your narrative should include some
reflection of the significance or impact the event had on
you. What lesson did you learn? How has what
happened to you affected your life now?