Adolescence & the Search for Self
We are constantly looking back on important moments in our lives, and in this essay, you will practice writing about special circumstances you have experienced or been intimately connected with that you “grew up on”. Our educational background is related to adolescence and the search for self, it means to narrate and define a critical emphasis about a chosen topic. Writers use their individual styles of narration and description to tell their stories.
In your essay, you will explore a concept or action that gets at the very heart of your belief system and the way you live your life, related to the theme of the narrative. In your essay, tell your narrative, but tell it with a critical eye. Remember to analyze as you describe. Why is the story/experience/issue important to you? Why are you choosing this particular moment? How and why is this experience important to other people? In other words, what can other people learn from your story/experience? By exploring the how and why to the experiences/contexts you will be writing about, you will be successful in writing a strong personal narrative essay.