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Narratives, Again

As a follow-on to my freshman narrative essay assignment, on a Friday, when there was no point starting a new unit, I had my freshmen do a “30-minute writing” exercise. This kind of exercise is designed to give students the opportunity to practice writing without the pressure of a huge essay assignment, as well as […]

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“Today,” I told my freshmen class, “you will start work on the easiest type of essay there is to write–because it is all about you!” Thus began my lesson on autobiographical narrative essays, accompanied by groans from the various corners of the classroom. Autobiographical narrative essays are all about personal experiences which lead to the […]

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