Part of the college composition I rubric involves completing three separate writ

Part of the college composition I rubric involves completing three separate written essays, including a narrative essay. Look over how the narrative essay will be graded and what style guidelines to stick to while writing in APA format.
Narrative Essay Prompt
A personal narrative essay relates experiences from your own life using storytelling techniques to draw the reader into a personal event or incident. In 600-800 words, write a narrative essay in response to one of the two following topics:
Think back in your life to something you did or said that makes you proud. Describe the event, what you did or said, and how your decision impacted your life.
Think back to an experience that had a significant effect on your life. Describe the experience, why it was so impactful, and how your life is different today because of it.
Your personal narrative essay should have a sequential organization that tells your story linearly from beginning to end. It should provide details about the events surrounding the topic, as well as descriptions of the setting, the people involved, and/or your personal thoughts about what was happening at the time. Rather than requiring research, this assignment requires attention to detail and description as a major component of the final grade. Review this lesson to help guide the format and organization of your narrative essay.
Please write your essay in APA format.
Grading Rubric
Your essay will be graded based on the following rubric:
Category Unacceptable (0-1) Needs Improvement (2-3) Good (4) Excellent (5) Total Possible Points
Purpose of narrative The events chosen are not related to the topic provided and show no clear connection to each other The events chosen are minimally related to the topic provided and/or are not developed sufficiently The events chosen are related to the topic provided, are clearly connected to each other, but require further development and/or elaboration The events chosen are explicitly related to the topic provided, and are clearly connected to each other in their sequence as well as their importance 5
Structure and Organization Disorganized, illogical and/or non-sequential narrative that confuses the reader and makes the topic feel insignificant Lacks firm organization and/or logic, but is coherent enough that the reader can discern the overall sequence of events; little understanding of how the sequence of events contributes to their significance Well-organized and logical, coherent sequencing of events, adjustments in the placement of events may be needed in order to enhance the reader’s understanding of the significance of the events described Well-organized and logical, coherent sequencing of events that contributes to the reader’s understanding of the significance of the events being narrated 5
Clarity Vague or unclear writing; reader cannot understand the personal significance of the narrative Writing is ambiguous in a few areas; overall content contains muddy and vague descriptions that are inadequate to the topic chosen Phrasing and word choice are mostly effective; overall content is descriptive, but may need refinement in length, precision, and/or accuracy Syntax is very clear and concise; descriptions are vivid, precise, and accurate without being florid or wordy 5
Mechanics Incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and use of standard English grammar hinders understanding Several instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and usage of standard English grammar Few instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and usage of standard English grammar No or very few instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and usage of standard English grammar 5
Detail and Description Minimal description and detail provided; reader not engaged, writing shows no demonstration of an understanding of the significance of including detail and description Description and detail are present, but not strategic; reader may not fully understand the importance and significance of the detail provided as it relates to the overall narrative Appropriate description and detail are included; significance of the details provided are clear to the reader, but more work needs to be done to engage the reader’s interests and emotions through word and image Description and detail are vivid and precise, targeting the reader’s emotional and intellectual response; narrative techniques employed increase the reader’s understanding of the significance of the event described 5

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