Narrative Essay Topics
In a narrative essay, the writer tells a story about his/her personal experience. However, treating a narrative essay like an interesting bedtime story would be a mistake. It goes further. In this type of essay, the writer should speak about his/her experience within a specific context, such as a lesson learned. With a narrative essay, the writer not only entertains the reader but also teaches him, illustrating his point of view with a real-life example.
If you are assigned to write a narrative essay, here are some narrative writing prompts:
NARRATIVE ESSAY WRITING
How to Choose a Narrative Essay Topic?
Choosing an interesting topic and thinking over short story ideas is particularly important. When writing a narrative essay you should think about your life experience in the framework of the assignment’s theme, you would like to speak about. You should always remember that even a tiny event or incident could serve a plot for an interesting narrative story. The point is that it should convey a meaning; it should be a kind of instructive story.
There is a number of helpful techniques helping to invent an essay topic. If you don’t have a clue what experience to describe, you can brainstorm with your friends, surf the Internet or use this list of sample narrative essay topics.
Before getting started to choose a topic from the list provided by our writers, let’s read one of the narrative essay examples:
NARRATIVE ESSAY EXAMPLE
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Below is the great list of short story ideas:
TOP 70 Narrative Essay Topics
- If I could go back in time.
- If I could change anything in the history, what would I choose?
- The time I saw the weirdest thing in my life.
- My most frightening experience.
- One thing I’m afraid to lose.
- If I could change one thing about me.
- If I had a billion dollars.
- If I could stop the time.
- The most beautiful thing in the world for me.
- The most pleasant sound for me.
- My first day at a new school.
- The time I lost my friend.
- The time I got a new friend.
- My first day at a new job.
- My most disastrous day ever.
- My happiest day ever.
- The most irritating things in my life.
- An experience that left me disillusioned.
- How I met my fear.
- The moment I overcome my phobia.
- The achievement I’m proud of.
- My most dangerous experience.
- The journey that has changed me.
- The experience that taught me how appearance can be deceiving.
- My act of heroism.
- My act of cowardice.
- A thing I would like to change in my past.
- My first month of living on my own.
- The most successful day in my life.
- The time I was wrong about the person.
- My sudden act of a kindness.
- What my younger sibling taught me.
- A time when I felt that I’m experiencing a historic event.
- How I started relationships.
- The worst quarrel with my mother.
- An experience I thought I would never have.
- The biggest risk I’ve ever taken.
- Why do I like being alone?
- The hardest decision I’ve ever made.
- The hardest thing I’ve ever done.
- What challenges have I overcome?
- How do I relieve stress?
- What do I do when I feel depressed.
- 5 everyday problems that bother me.
- Who inspires me and why.
- Whom would I ask to come if I had my own Talk-show?
- People that have changed my life.
- Books or movies that have changed my world view.
- Devices playing the biggest role in my life.
- Side effects of my digital life.
- One day or week without an access to the Internet.
- What my profile in social networks tells about me.
- What music inspires me.
- What music can change my mood?
- What movies inspire me.
- What role television plays in my life.
- What television shows have mattered to me?
- What reality-show I would like to participate in.
- What memorable poetry have I learned?
- What books teach me.
- Why do I keep (or don’t keep) a diary or journal?
- What words or phrases I don’t like to use.
- The time I learned that grammar is necessary.
- The greatest conversation of my life.
- The teacher who inspired me.
- The role clubs and teams play in my life.
- My long-time passion.
- What superhero power I would like to have.
- Why I like (or don’t like) cooking.
- Waiting in line story.
More about a narrative essay:
NARRATIVE ESSAY OUTLINE
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I graduated from the Oulu Business School on 29.10.2015. As an international student, I was asked to give a speech from a graduating student's perspective. Below is the speech that I had prepared for the event. Thank you for taking time to read this and giving me an opportunity to share my experience. :D
Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am Bimala Chapagain, an International business student from Nepal. As nervous as I am standing here today I am also proud to be sharing my experiences with you all.
First of all I would like to congratulate all of the students here including myself for finally graduating.
Every end has a new beginning. Today might be the last day for some of us as students of business school, but I believe our learning will actually start from today. When I left home, 3 years back I wasn't sure what I will get in return. I was excited but at the same time a little scared of the new reality. Finland was the first country, outside Nepal, that I would be living on my own. I was prepared to learn, explore, make new friends and get to know me as an individual self. Before Finland, there was always someone to guide me, my teachers in schools, my elders and my mom. But here I was starting a journey where I set the rules and guided myself. It had finally occurred to me that I had to leave my comfort zone and live a new reality. But today as I stand here, I am proud to say that I had made the right decision to come to Finland.
Life in Finland has been like coming out of the bed and landing on the couch. Finland has truly been my second home because I have had some amazing people as friends in this country. The environment and the people of this country are so welcoming and helpful that you don't feel away from home (but yes, they do take time to open up, and it is upon us international students that we behave in a friendly and open manner and not make the Finns uncomfortable with our presence). The good experiences that I got here of course does not imply that I did not have to face my share of discomfort and challenge, but its these challenges that has made me a stronger and more confident person today.
Every little encounters and experiences gained here in Finland has been enriching and will remain within my memories for life long. Be it taking part in Demola project, Oulu ses projects, selling foods in ravintola päivä or the internship projects.
Talking from a graduating student's perspective, I believe the stories created beyond the boundaries of the University have been equally helpful to the graduates. Everyone here has had their own share of excitement and stories that they will carry along their life. As a student of Oulu Business School, I have had a very different experience. The teaching style, the lectures, were very different from what I had experienced in my home country, and therefore for the first quarter of my semester, I was still a confused soul. I didn’t really understand the procedure, even though I attended each lectures. For me the initial challenge was always to locate my next lecture hall. I was late almost every day in the lectures because no matter how many times I looked into the map, I still couldn't figure out the lecture halls, and sometimes I simply overslept because outside was too dark for me to believe that it was time to wake up. This slowly changed and I started adjusting to the system here because I had friends and professors who were eager to help and guide me and for that I am really grateful.
The best thing about the education system here in Finland is that they let you choose your own speed, you are not judged by the scores in your grade-sheet. The various current-issue studies, the case works, group works the research projects, the assignments, each were helping me develop skills, which of-course at that time I wasn't ready to accept. Various network groups of Oulu Business School such as business Kitchen, the Oulu SES, Demola were other sources that were helping us to practically implement our knowledge. The practical approach here in the education system is what makes the business school a world class choice for international students like me. Thank you for improving every day, and helping us be in align with the current market condition through your developed policies. The university paying for the internships that students undertake during their time of study shows how the university seeks to help provide the students with practical knowledge. All the efforts from the student unions, student tutors, professors, career consultants helps make a student feel at home.
I would also like to specially mention the “Kummi-family” culture that the university has adopted to help the international student learn the cultures of the Finnish society.
The Oulu Business School has been adopting various change models to upgrade their standards every day and this is very commendable, but at the same time I would also like to suggest that the business school help the students connect with the businesses for internships and or on-campus hiring. It is difficult to even get an internship for international students, so if the university provided students with networking opportunities with companies that hire business students to be specific, it would help us practically implement our learnings and build a career. One might say that there is a networking day called the "Pesti-Päivä", but in these three years’ time, I have realized that in this day, companies are only looking for engineers and not business students.
My request to Finnish Business houses and start-ups: Don't just hire engineers, engineers are good at building products, but business graduates are better at selling those ideas. If not then we wouldn't be spending our precious years to studying business, we would all be engineers.
International universities provide an opportunity for both national and international students to network, share each other's culture, and make this world a global village. This is a huge opportunity for us students. Let us not just keep the friendship within the case or group assignments but help each other build bilateral trade/business relations with our respective countries. For example I am from Nepal, and I could help you take your business to Nepal (even though I may not directly be involved with your business) I can help you connect with the right persons and also help you understand the business culture, similarly any other student from another country can help us do the same, if we plan to internationalize our business. International business schools are all about networking, so let's maximise that purpose. Let us use our differences to the benefit of all.
Finally congratulations once again and wish us good luck with the future ahead. Have a great day. :D
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