8 organizational patterns


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categorical pattern
diverse set of main points that all relate to the topic
criteria-application pattern
proposes a standard for making a judgment about a topic and then applying those standards to the topic.
first point, criteria you believe listeners should make judgement about. second point, application of criteria.
problem-cause-solution pattern
if you want to ask an audience to take a specific action or support on an issue
comparison pattern
organizes the speech around major similarities and differences between 2 events or whatever
casual pattern
cause and effect relationship that helps audience understand the link between particular events and their outcome
temporal pattern
present info in a time based sequence, beginning to end
spatial pattern
main points represent aspects of the topic that are adjacent to one another in location or geography
narrative pattern
organized like a story, characters and plot convey message