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Organizing a Scrambled Outline

This exercise provides an opportunity to work actively with the principles of organization discussed in this chapter. Your task is to unscramble the following statements from the outline on "culture shock” presented in this Chapter and fit them into a coherent and logical outline consisting of an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Don’t look back at the outline until you’ve completed your unscrambling.

1. Culture shock occurs in four stages.
2. The crisis occurs second.
3. Many of you have or will experience culture shock.
4. The adjustment occurs fourth.
5. The honeymoon occurs first.
6. Culture shock is a fascinating process; you may want to explore it more fully.
7. By knowing the four stages, you can better understand the culture shock you may now be experiencing on the job, at school, or in your private life.
8. I lived in four different cultures myself.
9. The recovery occurs third.
10. Culture shock can be described in four stages.
If that was too easy, try this one. Like the above, it contains the major statements from a speech outline. Try unscrambling these.


Friendship
1. We develop an acquaintanceship.
2. Friendship is an interpersonal relationship between two persons that is characterized by mutual positive regard.
3. We meet.
4. In order to understand friendships we need to see what a friendship is and its stages of development.
5. Friendship is one of the most important of our interpersonal relationships.
6. We develop an intimate friendship.
7. Friendships develop through various stages.
8. Friendships don’t develop full blown but rather go through various stages—from the initial meeting to intimate friendship.
9. We develop a casual friendship.
10. By understanding friendship we will be in a better position to develop and maintain productive and enjoyable friendships.
11. Friendship—an interpersonal relationship characterized by mutual positive regard—is one of our most important assets.
12. We develop a close relationship.
13. Friendship is vital to all of us.
Unscrambled Outline on Friendship
Here’s one way--there may be others--in which these statements could have been arranged into a coherent outline: Introduction

I.	Friendship is one of the most important of our interpersonal relationships. (5)
II.	Friendship is vital to all of us. (13)
III.	In order to understand friendships we need to see what a friendship is and its stages of development. (4)
Body
I.	Friendship is an interpersonal relationship between two persons that is characterized by mutual positive regard. (2)
II.	Friendships develop through various stages. (7)
	A. 	We meet. (3)
	B.	We develop an acquaintanceship. (1)
	C.	We develop a casual friendship. (9)
	D.	We develop a close relationship. (12)
	E.	We develop an intimate relationship. (6)
Conclusion
I. 	Friendship—an interpersonal relationship characterized by mutual positive regard—is one of our most important assets. (11)
II.	Friendships don’t develop full blown but rather go through various 	stages—from the initial meeting to intimate friendship. (8)
III.	By understanding friendship we will be in a better position to develop and 	maintain productive and enjoyable friendships. (10)






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