| 作为留学生做常见的essay，也是由很多种不同类型的，例如reflective essay、critical essay、Description Essay、Classification Essay等等，还有我们今天要讲的Narrative Essay（叙事性essay）。从内容上讲，这种essay类似于我们常见作文“一件难忘的事”，就是通过叙述自己的经历，来讲述道理或者阐述观点。既然要写经历，就相当于讲故事，人物、背景、情节等要素必不可少，让多数留学生倍感头痛。下面小编就带大家看看Narrative Essay具体怎么写，最后还精选了一篇范围共大家参考。|
Narrative Essay，根据来自Google的定义：“A narrative essay is a story written about a personal experience. Writing a narrative essay provides an opportunity to get to know and understand yourself better. One of the best ways to reveal who you are is to write about how you became aware of something, gained a new way of seeing the world, a new insight.”
Narrative Essay写作基于一定的个人经验，和读者分享某些经历、某些事情，通常从作者的角度，提供读者参与故事的各种细节和元素，开展叙述。在这个过程中通过思考，写作者获得更好的观察视野和洞察力。Narrative Essay通常在文章的开篇或者第一段的最后一句中提出这篇essay写作的目的（或观点）。
由于Narrative Essay依赖于个人的经验，所以一般按照story的形式写作，按照通常的格式包含：情节、人物、背景、高潮和结束。并且通常情况下，Narrative Essay需要包含大量的细节来使故事丰满，这些细节也是为了支持作者的主要观点。
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题目：Grow up in My Own WayOne summer, under the glimmering sunshine I was standing at the edge of a limpid and shallow green lake and watching my granddad to pull a large crab nest out of the lake. I was so jubilant to run over to my granddad to help him capture the crabs. The lake water was made a splash as my feet in turn ran up; yet, “Ah…” I screamed with extreme physical pain and uplifted my right feet while my left hand was carrying another crab; I noticed one of the little crabs clamped my toe. Suddenly, a flash light appeared. It was my granddad holding the camera which hanged up on his neck to take the photo on me. He laughed aloud and said to me, “Oh, my dear, you look so funny. Come. See, your gesture and your face.” For my odd motion, we all had a huge laugh. I woke up after my turn in the bed and realized it was a piece of flashback of my childhood took place in my dream. However, I perceive that each person has his or her unique childhood memory, which only belongs to them. In my experience, during the life of childhood it has occurred many events: some are gloomy, delighted, or regretful. Fortunately, I can be proud to declare I had an abundant childhood and unusual teenage years, which labeled a vital turning point in my life.
I was born in Canton, a large urban center in China, and have been brought up in an ordinary but conventional Chinese family, where there are four people: my parents, my older sister, and me, a youngest girl. In my childhood, I had extensive freedom from my parents. Unlike my sister, I didn’t go to any preschool to study Chinese calligraphy or any kind of instruments in order to be the elegant girl, and I was not under strict surveillance by my parents. Inversely, as a girl I was raised with an unfettered nature style, leaving a short hair like a Tomboy and doing what I wanted to do without any constraint. In my eye, it seemed there was no distinction between a boy and a girl. Particularly, I remember my mother, who had the traditional Chinese concept that the boy is more important than the girl to a family, attempted to treat me as a complete boy. Honestly she had never bought me any lovely dress, but only boy-color Tshirt and pants. In contrast, for the girls of my generation, they had a beautiful black hair with some colorful hairpins and let their mothers dress up them as an exquisite princess. Other than my mother, my father treated me the same way as well. Obviously, every time when I needed to take the identification photo, he helped me comb the hair side partings like a standard businessman hair style. Under the traditional impact from my parents, it is the sure fact that I behaved the way completely like a boy until I went to the elementary school, where each school child started to display themselves. Thus, I struggled against the traditional gender concept of my parents, and tried to dress up the way I should be to fit in the peers of my generation.