Grade 12 English Provincial Exam: Narrative Essay Prep
The writing prompts on the original composition portion of the English 12 final tend to fall into certain thematic categories. Therefore, students can prepare by compiling a list of story ideas addressing the typical themes. With luck, you will be able to draw upon a previously planned narrative to assist you during the exam. Try brainstorming and developing a narrative related to each of the categories outlined below.
Overcoming challenges/dealing with adverse circumstances/learning an important lesson. Past exam prompts include:
- Self-awareness leads to meaningful change.
- Challenging circumstances lead to positive actions.
- Each stage of life brings new choices.
- Adapting to new situations in life is essential.
- Certain events change our impression of life.
Responsibility/independence/maturity. Past exam prompts include:
- With independence comes increased responsibility.
- Our views of the past change as we mature.
- Certain experiences can mark the beginning of maturity.
- Keeping an open mind allows for growth.
- Our journey into the future begins in the past.
- Taking charge of your own life is worthwhile.
Family/relationships/connections with others in the community. Past exam prompts include:
- Role models influence our lives.
- Experiences shape relationships.
- We learn the most from the people closest to us.
- Forming meaningful connections may enrich lives.
An “interesting” experience/unexpected events/surprises/change. Past exam prompts include:
- Differing points of view make life interesting.
- Surprise can make life interesting.
- The pursuit of freedom involves change.
Values/character. Past exam prompts include:
- The important things in life endure over time.
- A good life does not have to be complex.
- The best gifts are the simplest ones.
- It is important to have a realistic view of life.
- Being sincere is important.
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