NARRATION - NARRATION is a story or a retelling of events....

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NARRATION …is a story or a retelling of events . It can be fictional or factual . A short narration is an “anecdote”; a long one is an “extended narration”. In technical texts, it is sometimes called “history” (as in “clinical history”) ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES & PROFESSIONS that utilize narrative: - Sociology - Psychology - History - Literature & the Arts in general - Law - Medicine PURPOSES : - to understand/to learn - to inform/instruct - to record information - to explain a concept or a process - to express feelings - to relate an experience
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- 2 - - to persuade - to entertain WRITING a NARRATIVE STRUCTURE (both in personal and professional writing) Set the scene : who? What? When? Where? Why? Find a reason for telling the story (main purpose) and select an audience. Recount events in CLIMACTIC chronological, spatial, or progressive ORDER : PERSONAL : use foreshadowing to build suspense; use dialogue; describe a person, place or scene/event; use allusions based on your audience’s knowledge of wider issues; consider
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Kimmet during the Spring '07 term at George Mason.

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NARRATION - NARRATION is a story or a retelling of events....

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