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MEGA English: Strategies for Narrative Writing - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to review useful techniques for teaching narrative writing. After completing the lessons, you will have examined:
- Narrative essays
- Narrative techniques
- Point of view
- The use of transitions
- Dialogue, pacing, and description
- Sensory and descriptive language
- The use of reflection
The lessons in this chapter have been specially formulated to review information about narrative writing you are likely to see on the exam. Each lesson contains a video to help illustrate the material. The video's transcript is included as a great resource for taking notes. You can complete a self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson to apply what you've learned. If you'd like to review a certain portion of the lesson, use the timeline below the video for easy navigation.
1. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics
Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.
2. Narrative Techniques: Dialogue, Pacing, Description & Reflection
Here is a toolkit of techniques to engage your audience and keep them reading, including dialogue, pacing, description and reflection. Try some of these in your next narrative essay!
3. Point of View of Characters vs. the Reader
Point of view is a key idea in literature. In this lesson, you'll learn several points of view that writers use and how those affect the reader. When you're finished, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.
4. How Transitions Show Shifts, Sequence & Relationships in Your Writing
When you write just about any kind of paper, whether it's story writing or essay writing, use transitions to help your reader make connections and move easily through your paper. Here are some specific ways to use transitions.
5. How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing
When you write a narrative, you can draw your reader into your experiences by adding specific, concrete details to your storytelling. This lesson tells you exactly how to do it.
6. Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection
Sometimes, after telling a story in our narrative essays, we need a little something more in the conclusion to help the reader understand our meaning. Personal reflections do this.
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- MEGA English: Presenting Knowledge & Ideas
- MEGA English: English Language in Context
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