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7.2: Organizational Patterns

The following video addresses six patterns of structure and development. These will be common in non-fiction, academic reading you’ll do in college.

To recap, the six patterns in the video are

  1. Simple listing
  2. Order of importance
  3. Chronological order
  4. Spatial development
  5. Cause and effect
  6. Comparison and contrast
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