Task 1: Non-Fiction Personal Narrative

Task 1: Write a Non-Fiction personal narrative >>
INTRODUCTION

Non-fiction narrative writing is a way to convey a story or event in order to explain or prove a point. For this task, you will need to reflect on how personal experiences have shaped your literacy development. Literacy refers to reading and writing for the purpose of acquiring knowledge. You will write a narrative essay that draws on your personal experiences in order to illustrate an idea. You do not have to complete any research on the topic. Your evidence or support will be in the form of personal experiences, reflections, details, and examples relevant to the idea that you present.

SCENARIO

Note: Choose only one of the following topics for your essay.

•   Narrate an experience you had with a writing or reading task that you found (or still find) difficult or challenging. Explain the significance of this experience.

•   Describe an important moment or event in your literacy development. Explain the significance of this event.

•   Narrate a time when your literacy skills have helped you achieve a personal goal or accomplishment. Explain the significance of this accomplishment.

•   Describe a time when you have used reading or writing to learn in an environment other than the classroom. Explain the significance of this event.

REQUIREMENTS

Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.

You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.

Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment. 

A.  Write a narrative essay (suggested length of 750–1,000 words). In your essay, do the following:

1.  Respond to one of the given topics.

2.  Provide an effective introduction.

3.  Provide an appropriate thesis statement.

4.  Use narration and description to provide detailed information about the topic.

5.  Explain the significance of the narrative details.

6.  Provide an effective conclusion.
B.  When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
C.  Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section.

Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment.

Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines section.
Note: Tasks may not be submitted as cloud links, such as links to Google Docs, Google Slides, OneDrive, etc., unless specified in the task requirements. All other submissions must be file types that are uploaded and submitted as attachments (e.g., .docx, .pdf, .ppt).

File Restrictions
File name may contain only letters, numbers, spaces, and these symbols: ! – _ . * ‘ ( )
File size limit: 200 MB
File types allowed: doc, docx, rtf, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, odt, pdf, txt, qt, mov, mpg, avi, mp3, wav, mp4, wma, flv, asf, mpeg, wmv, m4v, svg, tif, tiff, jpeg, jpg, gif, png, zip, rar, tar, 7z
RUBRIC: COMPETENCIES
A1 – Given topic for narrative essay >> COMPETENT

The submission incorporates a narrative essay and responds to 1 of the given topics.

A2 – Introduction >> COMPETENT

The submission incorporates an effective introduction with adequate detail.

A3 – Thesis Statement >> COMPETENT

The submission incorporates an appropriate thesis statement with adequate detail.

A4 – Use of Narrative and Description >> COMPETENT

The submission uses narration and description, with adequate detail, to incorporate information about the topic.

A5 – Significance of Narrative Details >> COMPETENT

The submission incorporates a logical explanation, with adequate detail, of the significance of the narrative details.

A6 – Conclusion >> COMPETENT

The submission incorporates a conclusion that effectively ends the essay.

B – Sources >> COMPETENT

The submission includes in-text citations and references for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized and demonstrates a consistent application of APA style.

C – Professional Communication >> COMPETENT

Content reflects attention to detail, is organized, and focuses on the main ideas as prescribed in the task or chosen by the candidate. Terminology is pertinent, is used correctly, and effectively conveys the intended meaning. Mechanics, usage, and grammar promote accurate interpretation and understanding.

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