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Ch 9: MEGA English: Strategies for Narrative Writing

About This Chapter

Brush up on your knowledge of strategies for effectively writing narrative pieces. These lessons will help you prepare for relevant questions on the MEGA English exam.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: MEGA English: Strategies for Narrative Writing
Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

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.

Narrative Techniques: Dialogue, Pacing, Description & Reflection

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!

Point of View of Characters vs. the Reader

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.

How Transitions Show Shifts, Sequence & Relationships in Your Writing

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.

How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing

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.

Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection

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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