Quick Write

What should the reader take away after reading your narrative? Why is it important? Why does it matter?

So What? Making the Point Clear

An important aspect of writing is making sure that your point is clear. Even in these narratives where we are exploring ourselves. You want the reader to know the lesson or point you learned from reflecting and writing.

Here are some questions to consider when concluding your narrative:

  • What did you learn about diversity?
  • How have others helped you?
  • What should the reader take away after reading this?
  • Why does this matter?

The narrative helps us to understand how diversity affects us. Make sure the lesson or point is clear to your reader. We are going to publish this online for the benefit of others. Think about your audience and how you can help them to learn something from your experience.

The “Other Side” is Not Dumb

We read SEAN BLANDA, “The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb” p.212 for today. Take two minutes and write down what stood out to you. Look for a quote that you find interesting or important.

We should all enter every issue with the very real possibility that we might be wrong this time. . .

Isn’t it possible that we’re not right about everything? That those who live in places not where you live, watch shows that you don’t watch, and read books that you don’t read, have opinions and belief systems just as valid as yours? That maybe you don’t see the entire picture?

The Art of Quoting

Chapter 3, introduces us to the art of quoting. It warns that quoting too little or too much can hurt an argument. It is very important to frame all quotations.

According to the book, what is the purpose of a citation?

When is the use of a citation appropriate?

The article warns about quoting too little or quoting too much. Do not assume the quotations speak for themselves. Two key ways to integrate quotations that you need to keep in mind.

  1. Choose quotations wisely
  2. Surround quotations in a frame, Quotation Sandwich

Quotation Sandwich

  1. Introduce the quotation p. 46
  2. Quote, relevant
  3. Explain Quotation p. 47

quotation sandwich


  • China is the largest nation in the world.
  • A McDonald’s Big Mac® has 550 calories.

Why do these need support? Where can you find it?


Use a quote from the article in a quotation sandwich.