As we have seen in the readings in class that use the narrative technique, the personal stories blend in with factual information and the authors’ central idea.
Nonfiction Narrative Essay about Boundaries
We’ve read about the importance of boundaries, and how important they are for your social, emotional, and physical well-being. For this essay, you will tell a story and reflect on a time where your boundaries were crossed or affirmed. This means that you can tell about a time where someone overstepped your boundaries and how you reacted, or you can tell about a time where you enforced your boundaries to someone. For example, you could tell the story about how your boss kept calling you while you were on vacation, and you kept letting them, or you told them to respect your time off.
Whatever, the story, tell it in detail and reflect on how you felt after the situation.
How do you feel you handled it?
Do you wish you handled it differently? Why?
How do you feel about boundaries? Why?
Is there room to improve enforcing your boundaries in your daily life?
As we have seen in the readings in class that use the narrative technique, the personal stories blend in with factual information and the authors’ central idea. You will be crafting a 750 word essay about boundaries and blending it with your personal story. Nonfiction narratives are a creative way to give your reader factual information because it is not just simply providing point after point like we do in the academic essay. In fact, the reader may get more engaged because you are adding a more personal or emotional level to your argument, which can often strengthen it. Just keep in mind that you must have a thesis statement, and you must be arguing something about boundaries.
Essay Objective: This 750 word essay requires storytelling and reflection on your personal story. Therefore, you must not only tell the reader what happened, you must reflect on the importance of the situation and what you have learned from it. You don’t have to have learned the lesson when the story happened, but you will probably learn something as you tell us what happened and reflect on it.
December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022