English 1101 MWF

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Major Assignment I – Literacy Narrative Essay

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to compose a literacy narrative that focuses on your experience as a writer and reader. In this narrative, use vivid details and elements that bring your experiences to life for your audience/readers.

Skill: The purpose of this assignment is to practice the following skills:

  • Identity, identifying the audience, and purpose,
  • Practicing storytelling style of writing,
  • Identify and get familiar with your unique narrative voice/style.

Knowledge: The assignment is crafted to assist in gaining the following knowledge:

  • Craft diverse type of texts to extend your thinking and narrative voice across styles, audiences, and purpose.
  • Employ writing strategies for invention, arrangement, and revision
  • Flexibility with reading and drafting a variety of writings while focusing on improving consistent narrative style.
  • Understanding your tone/narrative voice and how to effectively use it to keep your audience engaged.

Task: For our first major assignment, I want you to tell me a little about you. Because this class primarily focuses on pop culture, you can talk about the moments in pop culture has helped you learn something important about yourself and your connection to writing. You can discuss connections to music, movies, Tv, anything related to media. However, it has to relate to you and your connection to writing and yourself, as well as how you navigate in the world around you. For example, as kids, we watched a specific TV show that we still think fondly of and feel nostalgic about; you can use a moment like that. What this assignment is intended to do is show yourself, and me, how the media that you’re interacting with has shaped your writing and you into the person you are today.

In the essay, make sure you:

  1. Have a clear and direct introduction.
    1. Once you identify your audience, make sure you are keeping them entertained with what you’re writing. Find ways to connect with the people you’re directing this at.
  2. Clear structure and organization
    1. Make sure your paragraphs, topics, and points are arranged in a way that makes your essay cohesive and easy to follow. You don’t want to alienate your reader.
  3. Careful attention to the mechanics (spelling, grammar, punctuation).
    1. You want to make sure that you proofread to correct any errors.
  4. Be 3 – 4 pages in length.

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