Personal Narrative Essay: A Lesson Learned Your assignment is to write a narrative essay relating to an experience that happened to you or a family member, friend, or acquaintance and from which you learned an important, memorable, perhaps even life-changing lesson. Keep in mind that the main point of your essay will probably be the lesson you learned and the body of the essay will be taken up with your description, and narration, of the experience itself. You essay will have an introduction paragraph, supporting body paragraphs, and a conclusion. You may use first person in your discussion. This is a relatively short essay of approximately 500 words, which if you use 12 point Arial or Times New Roman typeface, as you should, will come out to about two full pages. Make sure to set up your paper using MLA format, which is what you see modeled here on this assignment sheet.