This is the portion of the essay that will leave the most immediate impression on the mind of the reader. Do not introduce any new information into the conclusion; rather, synthesize and come to a conclusion concerning the information presented in the body of the essay.
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Summary: The Modes of Discourse—Exposition, Description, Narration, Argumentation (EDNA)—are common paper assignments you may encounter in your writing classes.
Have a clear introduction that sets the tone for the remainder of the essay.
Do not leave the reader guessing about the purpose of your narrative.
These essays are often anecdotal, experiential, and personal—allowing students to express themselves in a creative and, quite often, moving ways.
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Here are some guidelines for writing a narrative essay.
Remember, you are in control of the essay, so guide it where you desire (just make sure your audience can follow your lead).
Although these genres have been criticized by some composition scholars, the Purdue OWL recognizes the wide spread use of these approaches and students’ need to understand and produce them.
The length of your essay can vary, according to context.
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