Photo Credits, jupiterimages/m/Getty Images. Revise, all writers revise, whether they're penning novels or reporting for a national newspaper. Your narrative essay deserves a thorough revision, which is more than just a proofread. Read each sentence and determine whether it could be improved with sharper details, stronger verbs or rearrangement. Some Final Thoughts: Whichever prompt you chose, make sure you are looking inward. What do you value? What has made you grow as a person? What makes you the unique individual the admissions folks will want to invite to join their campus community? In narrative writing, the thesis takes on a slightly different role. As many narrative essays focus on personal experience, the thesis then becomes the lesson of that experience. It answers the question of why the experience is important in the first place. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again? Keep in mind how open-ended this prompt truly is. The "belief or idea" you explore could be your own, someone else's, or that of a group. Introspection and honesty is key with this prompt. See more Tips and Strategies for Essay Option #2, sample essay for option #2: \"Striking Out\ option #3: Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. If you find yourself grumbling about the loss of the "Topic of Your Choice" option for the essay, keep in mind that all five of the new prompts allow for great flexibility and creativity.