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Classification Essay . Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of."  (Benjamin Franklin, from Poor Richard's Almanac ) . What does the word Classification mean?. Dictionary meaning . . . . .

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classification essay
ClassificationEssay

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of."  (Benjamin Franklin, from Poor Richard's Almanac)

Creator, José J. González, Jr.Spring 2002

what does the word classification mean
What does the word Classification mean?
  • Dictionary meaning . . . . .

. . . systematic arrangement in groups or categories according to established criteria.

Does this definition make sense to you?

Creator, José J. González, Jr.Spring 2002

when you classify something you arrange a large group into smaller groups
When you classify something, you arrange a large group into smaller groups . .
  • Before going to the grocery store, some of you might make a list. Some of you might even make a very organized, detailed list. The general category is food, yet in the grocery store you have
  • Dairy Products Produce Canned Goods
  • These are three major food groups under which you can list a variety of foods. Here we have began to classify food.

Creator, José J. González, Jr.Spring 2002

what can be classified
What can be classified?

Almost anything! The list is endless.

  • Cars Music Candy
  • Parents Newspapers Sports
  • Schools Buildings Countries
  • Cuisine Singers Actors
  • Comic books Days Seasons
  • Movies Oceans Clothing

Note that the subjects are general; this makes moving to the next step easier.

Creator, José J. González, Jr.Spring 2002

let s take one of these subjects and see where it takes us
Let’s take one of these subjects and see where it takes us.
  • Cuisine . . . manner of preparing food : style of cooking

We could easily make a long list of different foods which we have sampled: American Mexican Chinese German Cajun Tex-Mex Italian French

Creator, José J. González, Jr.Spring 2002

let s take it a step further
Let’s take it a step further

Note that you could also concentrate on one of these styles of cooking and you may come up with a more detailed essay depending on your knowledge of the subject.

Mexican

Norteño

Veracruzano

Michuacano

Creator, José J. González, Jr.Spring 2002

to view some sample classification essays click below
To view some sample classification essays, click below.

Creator, José J. González, Jr.Spring 2002

assignment
Assignment:
  • Write a classification essay. But before you begin, let it me approve of the topic. If you begin well, all will end well.

Creator, José J. González, Jr.Spring 2002