Personal Narrative. Writing the first essay; connectors; habitual past versus simple past. Introductions. Interview a partner for 5 minutes. Ask your partner questions (Where are you from? What are your hobbies? Are you a student?) Write a 5 sentence introduction of your partner.
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Writing the first essay; connectors; habitual past versus simple past
Choose a topic:
Example from Keith Folse
Her daily routine was not glamorous. She did everything from sweeping the floors to cooking the meals. If someone had asked her, “Are there any household chores that you practically hate?”, she probably would have answered, “None.”
Write a sample hook for this paragraph:
At 16 I worked in the toy department of Lotte Department Store, where I learned that I enjoyed helping people. I always went out of my way to help people because I learned that if I worked hard, I would succeed. This is the reason why I want to go to a businessman and go to business school.
I had never been more anxious in my life. I had just spent the last three hours trying to get to the airport so that I could travel home.
What questions do you have?
What do you think will happen next?
Have two purposes
Gives your reader an ability to follow happens and predicts what will happen next.
Can have two functions:
Moral: The little boy had finally learned that telling the truth was the most important thing to do.
Prediction/Revelation: I can only hope that one day I will be able to do the same for another traveler who is suffering through a terrible journey.
As you manage your time, think about how long certain activities will take. A common mistake is to underestimate the time needed to do something simple. For example, when you are planning to go to the store, there may be a line of people. Last week in line I met a woman I went to high school with, so we chatted. It turns out she has two children just the same age as mine.
Chronological Order- first (second, third, etc.), next, finally, later, now, then
Prepositions- after (a moment), at (1pm), by (Thursday), during (class), until (6:00)
Time Words that begin clauses- after, as soon as, before, (two weeks) later, from then on, when, while, whenever, until