Assignment: Narrative Essay—Final Draft

Length: 3–4 pages, double-spaced

For this assignment, review the feedback posted from your writing community in Discussion: Narrative Essay—Writing Community Review. Work your way through the revising and proofreading stages of your writing process, and submit your final version of the essay.

Assignment Instructions

  1. Review the grading rubric as listed on this page.
  2. Review the feedback posted on your Google Doc from Discussion: Narrative Essay—Writing Community Review.
  3. Work through the revise stage of the writing process.
  4. Work through the proofread stage of the writing process.
  5. Create a final version of your Narrative Essay according to the following formatting guidelines. Papers submitted that do not meet these requirements will be returned to you ungraded.
    • 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages (about 600–750 words), 12 pt font size, Times New Roman
    • MLA formatting (see the MLA Format page as needed)
    • Submitted as either a .doc, .docx, .rtf file.
  6. Submit your final version of your Narrative Essay as a single file upload.

Grading Rubric: Narrative Essay—Final Draft

Criteria Ratings Point Total: 100
Presentation 8 pts: Paper is double-spaced throughout using Times New Roman 12 pt. font. Full name, class, Instructor’s name, your location, and time of class, date, and description of assignment are in upper-left-hand corner. The essay should be paginated (show page numbers) as well. Title should not be bolded or underlined.

0 pts: Essay is not consistent with presentation guidelines above.

8 pts
Title 2 pts: The title is three or more words and hints at the essay’s main point.

0 pts: No marks

2 pts
Introduction 20 pts: Introduction sets up the problem the author struggles with. This could be internal, external or both.

0 pts: No marks

20 pts
Essay body 20 pts: The body presents the “complication” that sets the plot in motion.

0 pts: No marks

20 pts
Transformation 20 pts: Conclusion shows the transformation from the introduction and thus the “moral” of the story.

0 pts: No marks

20 pts
Audience 10 pts: The “moral” of the story is objective and reflects a universal lesson that all readers can benefit from.

0 pts: No marks

10 pts
Show, don’t tell 20 pts: Author “shows” the events with vivid and compelling language rather than simply tells the story.

12 pts: Some showing, mostly telling.

0 pts: No marks

20 pts