It is easy to think that narrative essays have no real place in degree or other higher education courses. After all, isn't higher education more to test your reasoning and processing of information in order to further your knowledge? Narrative essays crop up in all levels of education. For example, if you were set an assignment in your Geology degree about the history of topaz mining, it can be approached in exactly the same way as you would for any narrative essay. In fact, for simple retelling of a history, the "story-telling"; premise of narrative essays is perfect.