Examples of Chronological Order
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the development of
Central Idea: The rodeo has developed in three major stages.
Main Points: I. Rodeos began in the Old West as contests of skill among cowboys during cattle roundups.
II. By 1920 rodeos had become a popular spectator sport for the general public.
III. Today rodeos combine traditional western events with a circuslike atmosphere and the marketing techniques of big business.
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