imagine if you had a time machine and you could change anything that happened in your lif

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Requirements: Write a 2 1/2-3 page Narrative essay (no less than 2 1/2) on the topic below:

Imagine if you had a time machine and you could change anything that happened in your life. What time would you travel to? And why? What would you do when you got there? Could there be consequences from changing the past? Imagine what they might be.

In a Creative Nonfiction Narrative, you can create your own story. Just as David Sedaris, in his short story A Plague of Tics uses hyperbole and sarcasm to make his story more interesting, you may also. However, you must be part of the story.

Here is a copy of the power points we went over in class. Narrative Essay English 101-1-3-1.pptxActions
Prewriting and topics and main ideas.pptx

Required Videos:

Watch this video on creating a mood in your writing. Consider these ideas as you write your story.

Is your narrative going to be dramatic, violent, happy, sad?

What’s the Mood? (Links to an external site.)

Paper requirements:

Your essay should include the following:

MLA Format: (Links to an external site.)

Your essay will need to have an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Make sure to Watch the MLA video for formatting as every paper should be correctly formatted.

The introductory paragraph (first paragraph) will include your “Attention Getter” and thesis statement. Make sure you have a thesis statement that you organize your essay around and provide evidence for. Please highlight your Thesis Statement.
Thesis statement: (Links to an external site.)

The body paragraphs should further explain your topic (or reason for writing) and need to include evidence to support your thesis.

Five paragraph essay: (Links to an external site.)

Please consider the Audience, Purpose, and larger context of your narrative.
The conclusion will wrap-up your essay and will hopefully get your readers more interested in your topic. Look at this PowerPoint for ideas on introductory paragraphs and conclusions.
Beginnings and Endlings-1.pptxActions
Essay content: For this essay, you will write about yourself using first-person narration, meaning you will use the words “I,” “me,” and “my” in your essay. (never use “you” in academic writing). Write about yourself within the parameters of the assignment. Add details to bring your narrative to life!

This essay should be fully developed and edited for grammar, punctuation, and logical flow. (see the attached terms for an understanding of frequently made errors).
Frequently made errors and explanation.docxActions
Evaluation and Revision
Draft your complete essay. When you’re finished, evaluate your own work, get some feedback on your work, and revise your essay before turning it in for grading.


English 101 Narrative Rubric
English 101 Narrative Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdeas and Content
10 pts
Tells a compelling story with a clear sense of purpose.
8 pts
Tells a clear story that is missing a clear sense of purpose.
7 pts
Ideas are present but largely disconnected from a central narrative.
5 pts
Missing coherent ideas and sense of purpose.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresentation and Organization or Essays focus.
20 pts
Each paragraph in the essay was on topic and the essay fit the Personal Narrative genre.Transitions indicate relationships between not only paragraphs, but ideas. • Organization is logical and purposeful.
15 pts
Topic Sentences reflect most paragraph content but may not contribute to unity. • Transitions indicate relationships between paragraphs. • Organization is usually logical and purposeful
10 pts
Topic Sentences do not consistently reflect paragraph content, but they are present. • Transitions do not successfully indicate relationships between paragraphs. • Organization is present, but it is not logical or easy to follow. •
5 pts
Essay lacked cohesion, unity, and was not on topic throughout. Essay did not fit the Personnal Narrative genre
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStyle, Persona, and Voice
20 pts
The essay uses eloquent words and phrases showing details in rich sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture of the experiences, events, settings and or characters.
15 pts
The text uses precise words and phrases but is inconsistent in showing details and controlled sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture of the experiences, events, settings and/or characters.
10 pts
The text uses words and phrases, telling details and sensory language but does not support the narrative, or convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, settings and/ or characters
5 pts
The text merely tells about experiences, events, settings and or character without including the detail needed to make the reading come alive.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMLA: Convention
20 pts
Excellent use of MLA conventions, along with excellent grammar, spelling, syntax and punctuation.
15 pts
Good use of MLA conventions and a few errors in grammar, spelling, syntax and punctuation, but not many.
10 pts
Inconsistent use of MLA Formatting conventions. Shows a pattern of errors in spelling, grammar, syntax and/or punctuation. Could also be a sign of lack of proof-reading.
5 pts
Incorrect use of MLA formatting conventions and or did not use MLA Formatting. Continuous errors in grammar and syntax.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusion
20 pts
Conclusion incorporates the claims and ideas of the essay and emphasizes its significance or importance. • clearly evokes the importance of the writer’s experiences.
15 pts
Conclusion relates to and/or summarizes the claims and ideas of the essay. • Provides a sense of closure and attempts to convey the importance of the writer’s experiences.
10 pts
Conclusion restates the claims and ideas of the essay, and the importance of experiences does not support the rest of the narrative.
5 pts
Conclusion is missing or does not relate to the essay or introduces a new idea; otherwise no clear sense of importance of what has been narrated is apparent..
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRequired Minimums and Follows Directions
10 pts
Full Marks
Meet required page or word length. Followed all directions i.e. any required highlighting.
6 pts
Met some but not all of the required minimums.
0 pts
Did not meet word or page length minimums, and did not follow the directions.
10 pts
Total Points: 100

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