See It Across the Disciplines

Narrative rhetorical style is common in academic writing. In addition to writing entire narrative essays, you may find yourself using narrative in introductions to essays that follow different styles. You may also be asked to write body paragraphs using narrative in a variety of disciplines.

Below, you’ll see a sample essay in APA format from a criminal justice class where students were asked to write a narrative essay about a story from the headlines that featured some kind of criminal activity. Key elements of the narrative style have been noted for you.

Just click on the link below to see the sample paper in PDF format. In the sample, scroll over the dialog boxes to find out more about the strategies and techniques of the author. In some browsers, you may need to download or save this file to be able to utilize all of its functionality.

Click the image to view an example of a narrative essay across the disciplines.

Grumble... Applaud... Please give us your feedback!