Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types


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Which term listed below is not an organizational pattern in writing?

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1. Which type of document is most likely to be written in order of importance?

2. If you are writing an article explaining the similarities and differences between Microsoft and Apple, which pattern of organization should you use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Writing comes in so many different forms, and so it makes sense that there are so many structures available to utilize. In this quiz, you will see whether you can recognize these structures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This goal of this quiz is for you to test your writing structure knowledge in the following ways:

  • Understand what is and is not an organizational pattern
  • Recognize what in a given group is most likely to be written a certain way
  • Understand what pattern of organization to use for a given example
  • Recognize what organizational pattern is used in a given example

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information from the lesson on the structure of writing
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about writing structures
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to answer questions relating to the subject

Additional Learning

The lesson Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types will cover the following objectives:

  • Define structure
  • Explore chronological order
  • Explain the concept and use of the order of importance
  • Define compare and contrast
  • Provide examples of cause & effect