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Ch 9: Writing Engaging Narrative Texts

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You have found a study resource that will be the best at helping you remember the details about writing engaging narrative texts. The video lessons and quizzes contained within this chapter will give your memory the spark it needs!

Writing Engaging Narrative Texts - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can take a small amount of time and watch short video lessons about items like types of narrative techniques and steps involved in writing an objective summary. Quiz yourself on the indications of transitions with one of our brief multiple-choice quizzes. When you've reached the end of this chapter, you will have a good memory of the following:

  • Definition of narrative writing and a narrative essay
  • Examples of narrative techniques and narrative hook
  • Types of narrative techniques like dialogue and description
  • Ways to use descriptions in writing
  • Indications of transitions
  • Steps for writing an objective summary
  • Use of reflection in a conclusion

The video lessons provide you with the ability to move from topic to topic without needing to watch the videos in their entirety. When you're finished taking the quizzes, you can view the answers within the videos. You can use the lesson transcripts to review and create vocabulary lists. Let our instructors know if you have any questions.

9 Lessons in Chapter 9: Writing Engaging Narrative Texts
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What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

1. What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what makes a piece of writing a narrative. Examples are also given to illustrate the specific types of narrative writing.

Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

2. 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 in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

3. Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine various types of narrative techniques in writing, as well as examples of the literary techniques relevant to style, plot, and perspective/point of view.

What is a Narrative Hook? - Definition & Examples

4. What is a Narrative Hook? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in understanding components of narrative hooks found in literature and how they can be applied to your writing. Learn more about narrative hooks, and test your understanding through a quiz.

Narrative Techniques: Dialogue, Pacing, Description & Reflection

5. 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!

How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing

6. 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.

How Transitions Show Shifts, Sequence & Relationships in Your Writing

7. 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.

Writing an Objective Summary of a Story

8. Writing an Objective Summary of a Story

In this lesson, you'll learn exactly what teachers mean when they ask for an objective summary, and you'll learn how to write one as well. Finally, you can test your understanding with a short quiz.

Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection

9. 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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