Frameworks can help to structure communication between authors and audiences (Booth, 2016). Using a framework to structure communication makes the communication explanatory, instead of solely descriptive. Explanatory communication places information in context, which facilitates understanding and retention (National Research Council. 2000).
Therefore, frameworks can help individuals learn for themselves and also effectively communicate with others. Structure is one key to clarity despite complexity.
Many types of frameworks are available. However, not all frameworks are equally strong.
Deliberately selecting a specific framework for every aspect of communication can clarify both thinking and writing. Three frameworks that are available to structure writing are: chronological (time-based), lists, and reasoned.