Narrative or Process
The Task Your task is to write a paragraph—ONE paragraph—that is EITHER a narrative paragraph OR a process paragraph. REVIEW textbook chapters 10 and 12. Your paragraph MUST include the following: A clear, well developed topic sentence appropriate to the type of paragraph you are writing. (You may, depending on the topic or plan, have a lead-in sentence or two that sets up the topic sentence.) Clear main points Clear supporting points: details or extra information that help develop the main points A clear, stand-alone concluding sentence. The Inevitable Question Invariably, some students ask this: “How long does the paragraph have to be?” The answer is simple: “Long enough to get the job done.” If your work meets the requirements listed in “The Task” section, then your paragraph should be long enough! The Topic YOU choose your own topic, but note that the topic you choose MUST be workable for the type of paragraph you choose. Conditions, of course, apply: This is a NON-fiction course, so NO exercises in creative writing. NOTE: Narrative paragraphs MUST reflect real life events, not fiction! Information that is NOT considered general knowledge and that is taken from any source, whether directly quoted OR paraphrased, MUST be properly cited according to APA citation style. The Document Kind, Font, Spacing, and Etcetera For consistency and ease of access, please adhere to the following guidelines: Write and submit your work in a Microsoft Word document. Exceptions should be discussed with your facilitator/instructor. Use a standard, commonly used font such as Calibri, Arial, Times New Roman, and etcetera. Use a standard, commonly accepted font size, usually 11 or 12 point. Double space your document. Unless otherwise directed, do NOT create a title page for your document. Give your document a title that is descriptive of the contents of the document: do NOT title your work Assignment One, for instance. Your instructor/facilitator already knows what the assignment is. Avoid unnecessary line breaks or indentations. A paragraph is a single stretch of text UNBROKEN by blank line or paragraph indentations.