What is a Narration Essay? “Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do today.” Benjamin Franklin Defining narration: Narration means telling a story. However, this story must be used to prove a point. For example, you could write a story illustrating the following points: Working hard pays off Honesty is the best policy Better safe that sorry You pay a price for being late to class Being prepared can never hurt A true friend is better than a pot of gold How do you go about writing a narrative essay? Keeping the following points in mind. . . Have a setting(time and place) and a main character Use “who,” “what,” “why,” “when,” “where,” and “how” to guide your thinking Use a progression of action and time in the story Story must have a beginning, middle, and end Use as concrete details How should you organize the narrative essay? The essay should have at least five parts Introduction Body Paragraph 1 Body Paragraph 2 Body Paragraph 3 Conclusion Let’s see what you need to do in each section . . . In the Introduction you need to have . . . Lead-in: Introduce the topic in an interesting way Transition: Present the background information on this event Thesis statement: Present your point of view on this event and at least three major points of the story In the Body paragraphs, you need to follow this pattern. Topic sentence: Present major point Supporting Details: Present the details in the order of time Closing Remarks: Wrap up the whole paragraph in one sentence Conclusion Restate the thesis statement Extend the significance of the story To understand more fully the process of writing a narrative essay , it would be a good idea to read some examples.