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Ch. 8 Exemplification and Ch. 12 Classification/ Division - Overview. Exemplification = “uses one or more particular cases, or examples, to illustrate or explain a general point or an abstract concept” (211). Use examples to Explain and clarify (212) Add interest (212-213) Persuade (213)

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## Ch. 8 Exemplification and Ch. 12 Classification/ Division - Overview

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**Ch. 8 Exemplification and Ch. 12 Classification/ Division -**Overview • Exemplification = “uses one or more particular cases, or examples, to illustrate or explain a general point or an abstract concept” (211). • Use examples to • Explain and clarify (212) • Add interest (212-213) • Persuade (213) • Test your thesis (213-214) • Enough and Fair Range of Examples (214-215) • Use Order of Importance: • “[A]rrange examples [from one body paragraph to the next] in order of importance” (216). • “Within each paragraph, you can arrange examples chronologically” (215). • Two ways to do Exemplification: • Classification: at least three groups of examples (215) or • Division: at least three parts of one extended example (215-216)**Classification: “individual items into categories”**(435). Principle of Classification = “the quality your items have in common” (436) – in your thesis Each category is a topic sentence. Examples: Three different kinds of jobs that have one thing in common Three different kinds of educational experiences that have one thing in common Josie Martinez’s “What I Learned” (442-445) Division: “breaking a whole into parts” (435). Each characteristic is a topic sentence. Examples: One job with its three parts (characteristics) Grace Ku’s “Midnight” (221-223) One educational experience with its three parts (characteristics) Ch. 12: Classification and Division**Peer Editing Worksheets**• Exemplification (224-225) • Classification/Division (447)

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