Draft: Personal Storytelling

Personal Story (10 %)

Write own personal story on the theme of learning, whether formal schooling, traditional learning, or learning in some other way. Write in first person, with yourself as the protagonist. You are encouraged to include descriptive detail for setting and characterization, and to consider narrative structure. You might also consider using traditional elements or themes if appropriate. This first draft should be 500-750 words, typed and handed in on paper on Monday, November 14 (final deadline) at the start of class. It is worth 5%. The final draft will be due December 1 and worth another 5%.

In the winter term, this story can be developed in any genre or medium: as spoken word performance, a personal essay, a blog, a comic strip, etc. and will be prepared for presentation or publication in some form.

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English teacher, writer
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