English Composition I – Week 1 Assignment
A Literacy Narrative is a special kind of essay in which the writer describes his or her relationship with reading or writing. A narrative is not a person’s life story; it focuses on a single experience or event in the person’s life and shows how the event shaped the person—what he or she learned from it or how the experience helped him or her grow. For example, your literacy narrative could be about how you learned the value of writing or how the feedback of a teacher taught you to love (or hate) writing.
This assignment has two parts. Please submit both parts as a single document.
Write a brief (75 to 150-word) literacy narrative which explores some aspect of the Four Basics (Exposure, Motivation, Practice, or Feedback) in The Writer’s Way (pp. 7-10), as it applies to your experiences. Your literacy narrative should describe one event or experience related to writing and show what you learned from it or how it shaped your writing process or attitude toward writing.
You might also want to review “What is an ‘Essay’?” on pp. 3-4.
It is important to know what resources you have to help you through this class. Browse the following resources, and, in 75 to 150 words, describe how you think you will be able to use two or more of these to improve your writing skills.
· EN101 Syllabus
· EN101 APA Sample
· EN101 APA Template
· Writing and Documenting in APA
· Glossary of Writing Terms
· Frequently Asked Questions
Please submit your responses to both prompts in a single document.