First of all, a Narrative Essay is an autobiographical essay, based on a personal experience. By taking one point and writing on this from the student’s perspective the essay is not hard to do well. It in many ways is actually one of the easier essays, because less research is needed.
In writing a Narrative essay, it is more effective to write about a dramatic event than an everyday event. Such subjects could be; death of a loved one, first love, an event on vacation with the family or on the student’s own. Anything that had a major impact on the writer is a good subject to write about.
Remember to use dramatic events that had an impact on the writer. Create a solid storyline, and outline. Even if the outline has to be changed, use one. Use humor, and make fun of yourself, or a situation. When writing about a Motorcycle accident on a bridge that iced due to wind-chill. The humor that was used; “All I could think of was the lyrics, ‘Slip sliding away’ as my bike slid on the ice, and I hated that song!”
Use the facts in the most interesting way, do not just list them or talk about them. Use the facts into the story, and make them fit as they happened. Do not exaggerate the story, tell it, but use creative words and ideas to bring them to life. In this way, the reader can see inside the writer’s experience as if they lived it.