Many students write narrative reports thinking that these are college essays or papers.
While the information in these reports is basic to other forms of writing, narrative reports lack the "higher order thinking" that essays require.
A narrative report leaves aside a discussion that puts the events of the text into the context of what the text is about.
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Summary: The Modes of Discourse—Exposition, Description, Narration, Argumentation (EDNA)—are common paper assignments you may encounter in your writing classes.Much like the descriptive essay, narrative essays are effective when the language is carefully, particularly, and artfully chosen.Use specific language to evoke specific emotions and senses in the reader.As a mode of expository writing, the narrative approach, more than any other, offers writers a chance to think and write about themselves.We all have experiences lodged in our memories, which are worthy of sharing with readers.Remember, you are in control of the essay, so guide it where you desire (just make sure your audience can follow your lead). It teaches how to write a personal essay and many other writing pieces a student will sooner or later need in life for various purposes.That is, it is a description of "what happens in the book." But this leaves out an awful lot. What is left out is what the book or article is about -- the underlying concepts, assumptions, arguments, or point of view that the book or article expresses. A good example of this is when an instructor asks a student to write a book report.Obviously, this would not necessarily follow the pattern of a story and would focus on providing an informative narrative for the reader.