Diagnostic Essay

A narrative is a story that you tell to an audience for a reason. You can use your own experience or your role as an observer to frame a narrative, but the story itself should stir readers into thinking about and remembering their own stories.

As children, we often seek out or create mysteries. Every town seems to have stories of haunted houses or swamp monsters. One reason might be that children have to learn how to conquer a fear of the unknown. Based on your own experience, that of someone else, or a tale from your own imagination, write a narrative essay that tells a story about conquering fear. Your essay should be 550 to 800 words. For the purposes of this essay, please do not worry about incorporating any external sources.


Note: Your essay should be 550 to 800 words, double-spaced, and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Save your essay as a Microsoft Word document (.doc) or Rich Text File (.rtf).