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Completed Draft of Interview Narrative

Your assignment is to provide a completed draft of Embedded Assessment 1, which is: interview a person who has attended a postsecondary institution (i.e., a two- or four-year college, a training or vocational school, the military) and to write an interview narrative that effectively portrays their voice of the interviewee while revealing how the experience contributed to his or her coming of age.


You should carefully consider the examples of interview narratives we have read, our in-class discussions of voice, and the expectations of the rubric (page 55 of Springboard).


As a completed draft, your essay should include:

  • An introductory paragraph that establishes a clear thesis (what are you writing about, and what will you reveal about it?).

  • Body paragraphs that tell a narrative. They must develop character, include a logical sequence of events (beginning, middle, end), and detail a setting.

  • Use imagery to reveal the setting and character.

  • Include direct and indirect quotes to capture the interviewee’s voice.

  • Specific events or experiences of your interviewee that relate to coming of age.

  • A conclusion that provides closure by considering what has been revealed about the interviewee and says something about postsecondary experiences.


Because this is not a final draft, I am not concerned with perfect spelling, grammar, or structure, although I will provide feedback on this.


This draft represents a considerable portion of your grade on this embedded assessment.


Earlier Event: September 17
Interview Transcript
Later Event: September 25
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