Patterns of Organization
Read each passage to determine the patterns of organization and signals used. Select your response from the list of patterns of organization following the passage.
1Amerians always seem to want to be the best at whatever they do. They want to have the biggest house on the block, the most expensive car. American cities want to boast about having the tallest building, the most parks. Bloomington, Minnesota has something to boast about: it has the largest indoor shopping mall and entertainment center in America.
2What makes this 4.2 million-square-foot mall unique other than its size? First, it houses Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Macy's, Sears, and over 520 specialty stores. Many of these shops cater to special clientele needs. For example, you can stuff your own bear at Basic Brown Bear Factory, and there are stores just for dog, cat, and horse lovers. Some stores feature items from around the world; others feature locally made items. Also, for those who love clothes, clothing purchases are tax-free. Next, if you don't like shopping, you can have fun at the seven-acre amusement center, which is surrounded by all those stores. It is complete with a roller coaster, which soars through the mall under the domed roof. Under the mall, there is a huge aquarium that allows you to see sharks and fish as you relax on a moving walkway. In addition, there is a NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway which allows you to simulate racing at 200 mph. Finally, after all this excitement, you can eat at the many restaurants, take in a movie, or get a massage.
3Most malls don't fit this description; they just aren't this large. Unlike The Mall of America, they don't seem so ready to cater to all needs--physical, recreational, social, and emotional--in climate-controlled comfort. Whereas most shoppers head home after a day at their local mall, hotels surround the Mall of America, and tourists stay for days. Shuttle buses leave them and take the weary back to rest. Eventually, they depart for home and the reality of their hometown, not-so-huge malls.
|Note: answer choices in this exercise are randomized.|
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