Learning the fundamental principles of essay writing is becoming an ever more important skill for students. The 2005 SAT gave its stamp to this initiative by adding an essay requirement to the popular college entrance exam. Each book in Greenhaven Press's Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide includes everything necessary to help students research, outline, draft, edit, and ultimately write successful essays across the curriculum. Using the patented Opposing Viewpoints format, this book focuses on writing the narrative essay. Narrative can be included in many different ways to enhance persuasive, expository, and personal essays. Mastering the narrative essay allows students to develop basic skills across the curriculum. As with other books in the series, this volume contains tools for compiling a source citations using MLA sty a list of subject-specific organizations to contact; and a bibliography. Book jacket.