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Classification Essay. Organize this closet into three categories:. Objectives. Why write this essay? Division is a helpful strategy in any prewriting stage, especially complex subjects: The structure of a film Motivation of a character Controversy surrounding school prayer.

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objectives
Objectives
  • Why write this essay?
    • Division is a helpful strategy in any prewriting stage, especially complex subjects:
      • The structure of a film
      • Motivation of a character
      • Controversy surrounding school prayer.
    • Strategy is helpful for analyzing complex issues.
    • Many college essays will veil this essay in a prompt:
      • “From your observations, what kinds of appeals do television advertisers use when selling automobiles? In your view, are any of these appeals morally irresponsible?”
what is classification
What is classification?
  • Writing a classification essay means dividing the members of a group.
  • The members in any class must share basic similar characteristics.
  • When classifying, you need a principle of classification.
what is the basis of division
What is the basis of division?
  • For example, we can divide the students in Advanced ESL by
    • Ethnic Background
      • Hispanics
      • Europeans
      • Africans
      • Asians

Which prayer is

categorically different?

don t mix classifying principles
Don’t mix classifying principles!
  • It’s confusing to have overlapping bases for classification.
  • In dividing students by ethnic background, don’t use classes like “hard-working” or “easy-going.”
    • After all, there are hard-working people in any ethnic background!

Why would cats care to

classify types of rats?

can you find the misfits
Can you find the misfits?
  • Autos: SUV, pickup, economy
  • Transport: land, train, air, water
  • Rivers: dangerous, short, wide
  • Drugs: uppers, illegal, downers
  • Colleges: private, famous, public
  • Courses: year-long, half-term, math
  • Housing: rooms, cheap, apartments
what are the principles of division
__1. SUV, pickup, sedan

__2. land, air, water

__3. short, wide, long

__4. uppers, downers, pain-killers

__5. private, public, religious

__6. year-long, half-term, full-term

__7. rooms, apartments, houses

type of college

type of housing

type of river

type of transportation

Type of vehicle

Type of medication

Type of semester

What are the principles of division?
here are the principles of division
E 1. SUV, pickup, sedan

D 2. land, air, water

C 3. short, wide, long

F4. uppers, downers, pain-killers

A 5. private, public, religious

G 6. year-long, half-term, full-term

B 7. rooms, apartments, houses

type of college

type of housing

type of river

type of transportation

type of vehicle

type of medication

type of semester

Here are the principles of division:
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Suppose the writing prompt is

“In what manner do people answer when given questions?”

Don’t answer: “People answer in different ways, some of them take their time, others quick, still others kind of are, well, they’re between.”

Instead, organize with parallelism:

“Most people respond in one of three ways: eagerly, indifferently, or reluctantly.”

Notice that each categorical word is in the samegrammarform: adverbs.

Don’t mix and match the terminology!

questions to consider
Questions to Consider
  • Do you use the most logical principle of division or classification for your purpose?
  • Do you stick to one principle throughout?
  • Have you identified components or categories that are comparable?
  • Have you used the best order for your components or categories?
  • Have you given specific examples for each of your components or categories?
  • Have you made a complex subject more accessible to your readers?