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Chapter 13: Types of Organizational Arrangements

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chronological pattern of arrangement (temporal pattern)
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pattern of organizing speech points in natural sequential order
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spatial pattern of arrangement
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pattern of organizing main points in order of physical proximity or direction relative to each other
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causal (cause-effect) pattern of arrangement
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pattern of organizing speech points in order, first of causes and then of effects or vice versa
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problem-solution pattern of arrangement
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pattern of organizing speech points so they demonstrate nature and significance of problem first, then provide justification for proposed solution
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topical pattern of arrangement (categorical pattern)
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pattern of organizing main points as subtopics or categories of speech topic
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narrative pattern of arrangement
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pattern of organizing speech points so that speech unfolds as story, with characters, plot, setting, and vivid imagery
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circular pattern of arrangement
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pattern of organizing speech points so that one idea leads to another, which leads to a third, and so forth until speaker arrives back at speech thesis