a. You arrive at the treatment outline by examining the content outline
and form an idea on how you might visually develop the generalizations.
Form several such ideas and then put them into a written narrative form.
b. Writing the treatment is an important step that causes you to think
through your presentation, putting it into a sequential, organized form that
you and others can easily follow.
Treatments can be developed using these three different approaches:
narration, personal involvement, and drama.
The best way to show these
approaches is to show you an example of each, using the outline from
Learning Event 3, paragraph 4.
a. Narration Type.
The whip antenna is used to communicate with either an AM or FM
When an antenna breaks it can easily be repaired through
"field expedient" methods.
The procedures are relatively easy;
simply use a stick, wire, and tape.
b. Personal Involvement Type.
Have you ever tried to communicate using a radio set that has a
broken antenna? It's difficult. You can, however, get your message
through by repairing your antenna using "field expedients." These
field expedients consist of a stick, a piece of wire, and tape.
c. Dramatic Treatment.
During the Vietnam War, an entire infantry squad was wiped out
because they were unable to call for reinforcements.
discovered that the whip antenna on their radio set was broken.
This situation could have been averted by using a stick, a piece of
wire, and tape to repair that antenna.