SPCM 1100 Notes 2 - SPCM 1100 Chapter 7 Organization Organization the selection of ideas and materials and their arrangement into a discernible and

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SPCM 1100 Chapter 7: Organization - Organization- the selection of ideas and materials and their arrangement into a discernible and effective pattern - Main ideas- claims that address the issues in the thesis statement; the primary divisions of the speech. Selecting Main Ideas - Brainstorming- a mental free-association exercise in which one identifies, without evaluation, the first thoughts that come to mind when one is presented with a given term or category (102) - Topoi (topics)- common or typical categories for organizing subject matter (103) o Example: war, peace, legislation, economy, science, technology, public finance, environment, social policy, education, health care, etc.) - Use your Thesis or Specific Purpose - Patterns in your research Organizing Main Ideas - Logically dependent ideas- cannot stand on its own (reference something else first; idea that is support for another idea but not a main idea) - Logically independent ideas- doesn’t require any surrounding claim to be true -
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2011 for the course SPCM 1100 taught by Professor Jamie during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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SPCM 1100 Notes 2 - SPCM 1100 Chapter 7 Organization Organization the selection of ideas and materials and their arrangement into a discernible and

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