Steps to Writing a Narrative
These steps can help you
begin to write the narratives needed for the University of Richmond
Business School Portfolio Project. For more help with writing,
please see the Writer's
Web, a writer's handbook on the web provided by the University
of Richmond Writing Center.
1. Do brainstorming
- Both allow you to write
without editing, to let your thoughts flow freely on those events
or activities that you want to include in your project.
- Both will let your unconscious
direct you to those events and activities that are most important
- Each of these events or
activities will be a small narrative that you will then link together
to form your project.
2. Include a date and title
for each narrative section.
3. Write each narrative
section from your perspective, using the pronouns I and me.
4. Include a section with
a narrative of autobiographical information.
5. Make sure that at least
one narrative reflects your demonstration of each of the following
required portfolio competencies. You need to demonstrate them
all by the end of your project. Competencies include:
a. Ability to integrate
basic technical knowledge, skills, and abilities into all areas
b. Ability to creatively address complex business problems
c. Ability to communicate in a highly effective manor
d. Ability to initiate, organize, and lead change
e. Ability to engage in appropriate ethical and professional behavior
This list was compiled with
the help of Mary Louise Holly's book entitled Writing to Grow.
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