Phát âm chuẩn cùng VOA – Anh ngữ đặc biệt: Writing the Narrative Essay (VOA)

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A student from overseas did well on a research paper for an American college. She said, “Research takes up space, and the words in the research are correct because the writing is in English.” Now, however, she has to write a narrative essay in her own words. She is afraid she does not know enough English. Here is some help. Experts at Purdue University in Indiana define a narrative essay as “often anecdotal, experiential and personal.” In other words, this kind of essay usually tells a story from the writer’s experience. It is about something the writer has lived. A narrative essay usually provides an insight. For example, such essays might be named “How I Won the 100-Meter Dash” or “How I Came to Study in the United States.” The form can offer a chance for creative writing, for expressing yourself in a paper. The Purdue experts say often the narrative needs an introduction, a plot, a setting, a climax and a conclusion or ending. Often the narrative essay requires characters as well. And narratives usually describe events in the order in which they happened. Judith Baumel is a poet and a professor at Adelphi University in New York. She advises that students who are also language learners use a thesaurus when writing a narrative essay. A thesaurus lists words like a dictionary. But it provides synonyms for each word. A synonym is another word that has the same or similar meaning. Some thesauruses also provide antonyms — words with the opposite or nearly the opposite meanings of the word you want to replace. Judith Baumel says the thesaurus is a great tool to help you find the right words.

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