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Personal.narrative.memoir JTCC


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Personal.narrative.memoir JTCC

  1. 1. Personal/Narrative/ Memoir FROM THE WRITING CENTER @ THE A.R.C.
  2. 2. What is a Personal Essay? • A personal essay is when one writes about a personal experience in their life without having to prove a point to the reader • There are two types of Personal Essays:  Personal Narrative  Personal Opinion Oh! I understand!
  3. 3. Personal Narrative A Personal Narrative is when the writer writes about a personal incident or experience that provided a major meaning or lesson learned in their life. Some of the elements in a Personal Narrative include:  It is written in first person. (“I” point-of-view)  It is an autobiographical story that talks about a time that resulted in personal growth.  The writer must express his/her emotions and feelings.
  4. 4. Example of a Personal Narrative “Learning something new can be a scary experience. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do was learn how to swim. I was always afraid of the water, but I decided that swimming was an important skill that I should learn. I also thought it would be good exercise and help me to become physically stronger. What I didn't realize was that learning to swim would also make me a more confident person.”
  5. 5. What is a Personal Memoir? A memoir essay interprets, analyzes, and looks deeper into the meaning behind the surface experience of certain events A memoir essay will answer the following questions:  Why was this event of particular significance?  What did it mean?  Why is it important? •A memoir essay is more in depth than a personal essay
  6. 6. Personal Opinion In an Essay A Personal Opinion essay is an essay written by the author on a particular political or social concern or even a topic of interest to them. Some of the attributes of a Personal Opinion essay include: A Personal Opinion Essay as a conversation with the readers. A personal opinion essay examines a subject that is outside of ones self. However, the self is used as evidence for the argument. A Personal Opinion Essay is an information filled mix of storytelling, facts, and personality. A personal opinion essay strive to say what is evident, to reach a conclusion the reader must agree of disagree.
  7. 7. Let’s Recap! A personal essay is when the writer writes about a personal experience without having to prove a point.Personal Essay A personal narrative essay is when the writer writes about an incident or personal experience the provided meaning or a lesson in their life. Personal Narrative A personal memoir analyzes and looks deeper into the meaning behind a certain personal event.Personal Memoir A personal opinion essay is written on a precise political or social concern or a topic of interest to the author.Personal Opinion