M02_Discussion_Organizational_Patterns_Exercise - The...

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The textbook talks about organizing the ideas of your speeches in one of 6 possible organizational patterns: Chronological (following a time pattern), Spatial (following a directional pattern), Causal Order (showing a cause and effect), Problem-Solution, Topical (broken down into logical and consistent subtopics), and Comparative.It is entirely possible to take the same speech topic and organize it in any of the 6 possible options. For example, let’s say I am doing a speech about Pablo Picasso. My three main points are:I. As a painter, Picasso tested the limits of abstraction.II. As a sculptor, Picasso often incorporated “found” objects.III. As a printmaker, Picasso gave vent to his whimsy and eroticism.This speech is organized in Topical Order - it does not follow a time pattern (chronological), it does not follow a directional pattern (spatial order), there is no cause and effect, and there is no problem or solution, so it is topical. However, could I take this

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