How do you write a narrative essay in which you tell about an experience that affected you in a positive way?Just ideas, narrative, essay

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The key to a personal narrative is to choose a clear idea that you can develop.  It needs to be something you remember well, and something you can discuss in detail. 

[The] personal essay is noted for “its friendly, conversational tone, its drive toward candor and confession, and its often quirky first-person voice. (enotes)

Then you need to develop the essay.  Organization is just as important in a personal essay as it is in a persuasive essay.

There are essentially two ways to organize a personal essay: chronologically or thematically.  You can start by choosing a theme and choose three points to develop for it.  When you organize an essay chronologically, you are basically putting things in time order. 


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