Ms. Gokturk

Advanced Composition


It’s Time to Write Another Personal Narrative


This time, aim to tell your story in 500 words or less. Use the same techniques we already discussed (deliberate tone, dialogue, sensory imagery, simile/metaphor, etc.). Mix and match from the following areas…


Common App

1. Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you

2. Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.

Your signature style, clothes, phrase….




What most people don’t know about me….

An object or animal that best represents me and how.

A book, movie, character in fiction or history, or work of art that has influenced me.

My plans for the future shape how I see things, act…

Keep in mind the adjectives you used to describe yourself! These should emerge through tone…


Write about three superpowers you’d like to have and why, or, imagine you have the powers and how you would use them.

A stranger who left an impression on me and how.

An event/s from my life I would like to turn into a children’s book.

Delusional Lunch. If I could have lunch with anyone, past or present, real or fictional, and why.

What’s my creative edge in this essay?