• Why is it important to study cultural competence
• Provide specific preview of the essay that follows
• Preview Thesis/Primary Arguments
Example: “In this essay, I will explain my view of cultural competence. Second, I will reflect on the benefits of cultural competence as it is defined in our mission. Third, I will argue that our cultural competence mission lacks grounded applications that can make our campus and our broader communities more equitable and just through a number of examples from our current intercultural climate.