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 7th edition 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.

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Narrative essay sample across the disciplines

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