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background image Beginning Composition English 001A  Narrating Strategies  Use calendar and a clock to create a sequence of events. 1. Events need to be in chronological order.
2. Each event needs to be connected or related so the readers can understand. 
Examples: Years, months, days, and holidays all indicate time in an event
Why do we use sequence of events
It establishes a time sequence and increases the dramatic intensity Transitions in an essay establish a flow in action sequences. 1. Transitions show what happens after an event when multiple things are occurring. 2. Transitions enable writers to narrative recurring events.  Examples: First, then, after, during, etc.  The most important part in writing an essay is to match the verb with the time.  1. Example: If an event happened in the past its necessary to use past tense verbs such as  was, told, interrupted, etc. 2. If it an event occurs in present tense then verbs such fit the tense.  Example: Fills, make, sit, etc.  Action sequences are for vivid narration
1. Active verbs describe most of the actions through modifying phrases and clauses.
For example a story should be descriptive using adjectives to fit the event.
Example: My ear drums were blasted as the rap music from my neighbor’s house was
becoming louder.
Use dialogue to dramatize events  Dialogue is used in stories to dramatize an event. For example: “Are you tired?” she asked “No but I got a silver from the frame,” I told her.  Dialogue is used when there’s a shift in perspectives. When you are writing an essay when 
there’s a shift in point of view you would hit the return key and continue with dialogue. 

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School: University of California Riverside
Department: English
Course: Beginning Composition
Professor: Professor Ballard
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: Strategies
Name: Beginning Composition: Narrating
Description: Narrating strategies are basic for representing action and events
Uploaded: 10/09/2018
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