chapter 8 and 9 - The Body CHAPTER 8 ORGANIZATION The...

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CHAPTER 8 ORGANIZATION The selection of ideas and materials and their  arrangement into a discernable and effective  pattern. The Body
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Why is Organization is Important? 1. The audience can remember the main ideas better. 2. It can encourage active listening. 3. It can help listener anticipating what’s coming next.
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Selecting the Main Ideas Thesis statement: the principal claim of your speech,  the statement you want listeners to accept. Main ideas are the claims that addresses the issues in  your thesis.
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Identifying your main ideas What aspects or issues people generally are  considering, which matters are accepted and  uncontested and which are in dispute, which  questions seem central and which seem peripheral. 1. From your thesis or specific purpose 2. From patterns in your research
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Choosing Among Main Ideas Select from among the many possible main ideas the  best ones. Selection Criteria: 1. Is this idea really essential to the speech? 2. Can a more general statement combine several ideas?                                                                                                                                                                                              
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chapter 8 and 9 - The Body CHAPTER 8 ORGANIZATION The...

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