a. Narration: to tell a story; explain what happened, when it happened,
why, who was involved
b. Analysis: you answer the question: why was this experience important? What did I learn from the experience? What can others take away from the experience? Finally, the important question: so what?
--What to include in the narrative--
a. what's the point of the narrative? The point you make will determine
the events and details you include
b. omit unnecessary details: very important
--What's my point of view?--
a. "I" is the participant: you are the person telling the story
b. he/she/they: observer point of view=third person
--Developing your essay--
a. Again, essay must have a purpose: your analysis should make a point
b. Your point--your thesis--will determine what goes in and what doesn't
c. Narrative time: chronological order: Don't skip around -- don't confuse the reader.
d. Transitional expressions for narration: before, during, first, finally, later, meanwhile, next, now, soon, then, upon, when, while: (see pp. 309-310 in HHH)