These are the instructions from my professor. Everything should be listed here. I’ve already started my introductory paragraph and a bit of the second paragraph. Basically I am writing a story about how I rolled my vehicle on I-10 coming from a bar called Giau located on Bellaire Blvd and Beltway 8 in houston texas. I had been drinking that night. Drinking and driving was a very normal thing for me at this point in my life. It was New Years Eve. I knew drinking and driving was dangerous but never stopped because nothing ever happened to me until this experience. I shouldve died or gotten seriously injured but walked away with a few scratches. this experience made me change the way I lived. Stopping drinking and driving became a new years resolution that was extremely successful with. This took place on December 31st 2019/January 1st 2020. 23 years old at the time. Now 24. Paragraphs must follow meal plan
1.Woke up that day
2 Went to work (abt 5 min away from home)(paralegal at personal injury firm called Thurlow and Associates) (9-5)
3 Went to the gym till 7
4 Played Apex Legends on Xbox for a few hours till 10
5 Met up with friends at bar (Giau)
6 Drank bottles of hennesey vsop there with friends Tuan, Aston, and Jose
7 Left bar at 2am
8 Went to an after party at an air bnb down at bellaire blvd and cook
9 lots of girls, few guys, socialized for a few hours
10 left around 3:45am
11 10 minutes later down beltway 8, i take the ramp to i10
12 light sprinkle all night, but rain started to pick up
13 slick layer of water on i10
14 hit a puddle going about 80mph
16 tried to correct, fishtailed into barrier
17 car rolled over
18 wasnt wearing seatbelt
19 scary watching sparks as im upside down in my car slding along the freeway
20 kick open door to get out
21 knees bleeding for getting cut by broken glass
walk over to shoulder of highway
22 fire truck and police pull up
23 know im about to get a dwi
24 cop questions me, but never takes breathalyzer
25 lets me go home free in an uber
26 car gets towed away.
27 fall asleep with large amounts of anxiety
28 wake up feeling hopeless
For this essay, you will need to write about one specific experience that changed how you acted, thought, or felt. Use your experience as a springboard for reflection. This narrative essay needs to be about an event that actually happened to you.
Your first goal is to tell an interesting story about this event. Your goal is to tell a good story, so don’t think of this as simply an academic essay. Think of interesting stories you have read during your life. Good stories are entertaining, informative, lively, and believable; they will mean something to those who write them as well as to those who read them.
However, the purpose is not to merely tell an interesting story but to show your readers the importance and influence the experience has had on you.
Any time you render a full account of a personal experience, you answer what is commonly known as “reporter’s questions”–the who, what, where, when, why, and how questions reporters ask themselves to make sure their reports of news stories are complete. Whether your essay is engaging or not depends upon the subject, your interest in telling it, and the skills you use to weave together these story elements.
Your story should be descriptive, using sensory language (touch, smell, sight, sound, and taste) (Links to an external site.) to describe. Narratives include action and details, provide a clear sequence of events, and use dialogue. Describe yourself and other participants in your story in such a way that the details and facts help tell your story. Experiences happen in some place at some time, and good essays describe these settings.
In the personal essay, your main character is yourself, so don’t be afraid to use a first-person perspective and use the word “I.”
The event you choose is up to you, but make sure it’s clear to a reader why the event is important and how it changed you in some way.
I suggest you follow this basic outline:
Introduction: Introduce the topic, assuming the readers do not know the writing prompt. Make sure your introduction grabs the readers’ attention. Use at least one introduction strategy. Invest your readers in the topic. Make them care about it. End the introduction by stating your thesis statement, which should include a forecasting statement (sub-divisions).
Body Paragraphs: Follow the MEAL PLAN (Links to an external site.) for each body paragraph. Use evidence, examples, direct quotations, events, and people to support your paragraphs.
Conclusion: End your piece in a strong and interesting way. Sum up your main argument, but also include a strong conclusion strategy. You might want to predict what the future holds or explain the lasting impact of this event.
Length: Your essay must be at least 1,500 words. Let me be clear this part of the assignment is non-negotiable: papers short of the length requirement will be returned ungraded.
Writing Process: You will complete this assignment in stages. This process is designed to help you; it’s designed to ensure you earn a high grade. If you take the process seriously, you will earn a high grade. If you do not take it seriously, if you skip steps, you will almost certainly earn multiple failing grades – which will jeopardize your chances of passing this class.