To examine how an exposition is structured
To examine how an exposition is structured.
Are the instructions, directions, descriptions and explanations clear, concise and coherent?
Has the speaker:
- planned what is going to be said?
- stated the outline structure of the exposition? ('advance organisers' eg: ‘We are going to find out...’).
- selected the key points: identified and made explicit the relevance of each and their relationship to each other? (‘There are four things we need to think about ... because ...’)
- sequenced key points appropriately?
- used short, simple sentences: explained specialist vocabulary if it needs to be used, given concrete examples or asked the listeners to generate their own?
- signalled when a new point is made? (‘Now let's look at...’ ‘The third thing to look out for is...’)
- summarised key points (or got the listeners to summarise)?
- sought feedback to check understanding (at each point if necessary)?