Compose a narrative in which you tell the story of how you obtained literacy in some field of interest or identity. This can include a skill you have practiced deliberately, such as art, music, etc., or it can be something more inherent to your identity as a person with your particular background, such as your literacy with living many years near water, or going to an all girls high school. The latter are not areas of learning you choose to pursue, necessarily, but rather the kind of literacy you attain simply by negotiating the challenges and nuances of a particular way of life. Colson Whitehead’s Colossal of New York, offers a literacy narrative of being a New Yorker- how he has become literate in this way. I need to see some form of conflict and thematic continuity. That is, determine some conceptual point you wish to illustrate with your story, such as the belief that being a New Yorker means always having to adjust to change. In tracing the course of your developing literacy, include significant moments- moments of decision, doubt, mistake, and recovery. Your only rhetorical requirement is to introduce some key term or concept early in the piece. These terms should then gather meaning and importance as the story proceeds, ie dont just mention them at the start and then forget about them.