​Literacy Narrative

Assignment: Write a short essay about the impact of reading upon your life—you might describe a favorite text from childhood or a book you read often—a work of fiction, faith, poetry, have at it. A literacy narrative essay explores one’s growth as a reader. Don’t confuse “literacy” with “literature.” The goal is to come up with a thesis that states how one specific text, or perhaps a series of them, or just the written word in general contributed to your personal development.

Basic Guidelines:

  • Double space your essay; include your name, the course number and section at the top of the first page.
  • Avoid the use of the second person as it is conversational and too direct. Use the first person to describe your own thoughts, but better to use the third person in most of your analysis.
  • Do not focus on the writing process—your reader does not need to know why you chose the topic or what you’re going to write about. Instead of telling your reader what you are going to do, do it.
  • Write in the present tense unless specifically describing past events.