Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: May 02, 2017 Views: 1171
The word narrative is often used in course assignment instructions, but it does not usually mean to write a fictional story. Instead, a narrative means to write out a response in an essay format.
For example, your assignment instructions may say the following:
Read the attached article. Write a narrative to answer questions 1-9, and be sure to include references to outside sources.
In these instructions, the assignment is not to write a fictional or personal story, but these instructions are asking you to write the answers to the questions. These answers will be presented in an essay format rather than listing bullet points or using a question/answer format.
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