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Some stuff about writing and an essay

Some stuff about writing and an essay



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    Classification presentation Classification presentation Presentation Transcript

    • How does Classification work?
      • Classification is a powerful option that allows a writer to make sense of a larger subject by dividing it into smaller categories, each one consisting of smaller items
    • Basics of Classification
      • Informative classification essay- is about a factual subject, such as; a report classifying moths or word-processing software. Just have a clear picture of the subject as possible.
      • Personal classification essay- Purpose is to enlighten and entertain. For example; blood relatives, breaks down to genetic proximity into siblings, parents, and then extended relatives.
    • Issues to keep in mind
      • Comparison/contrast- examine each group carefully.
      • Classification may seem like a dry, almost boring rhetorical option.
      • The method you use to identify a category within a paragraph or section.
      • Your purpose for writing a classification essay
      • Your language level
    • Informative vs. personal
      • Informative-informs, gains nothing by being boring or dry, audience-different expectations, reader assume that the writer knows more about the subject than they do.
      • Personal- also informs, two things to keep in mind; how much can the reader be expected to know about this subject and if certain terms need to be defined
    • Language level
      • Self-conscious, artificially formal language is never appropriate
      • Use concrete language and active verbs to describe your categories
      • Don’t say I and classify
    • Choosing a topic
      • Informative classification-thinking of a topic with which you are already familiar with, explain the topic to the reader, and gain a better understanding.
      • Consider doing some online and library research to look for new ideas/info. Consider your audience and your purpose.
      • Personal classification- personal doesn’t mean private. Can you develop the essay to engage your audience?
    • Classifications in “The Migration of the Talented Tenth”
      • Written by Carter G. Woodson
    • Politicians
        • Offered jobs in Washington, DC by Republicans
        • Often had to take lower jobs in their field
    • Businessmen
        • More money in North
        • Encouraged their northern educated children should stay in North because the South was to dangerous
    • Educated/Educators
            • Outspoken
            • White curriculum
            • Lower salaries in South
    • Intelligent Laboring Class
        • Improve economic conditions
        • Spontaneous or planned migrations
      • Any Questions?
    • About the Author
    • Carter G. Woodson
      • Born December 19, 1875
      • Founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History
      • One of the 1 st scholars to value and study Black History
      • He is known as the Father of Black History
    • Carter G. Woodson
      • The son of former slaves James and Elizabeth Riddle Woodson
      • Woodson taught and mastered the fundamentals of common school subjects by age 17.
      • Began publication of the Journal of Negro History in 1916. It has never missed an issue
    • Carter G. Woodson
      • He was at one time the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University
      • He was affiliated with the Washington, D.C. branch of the NAACP, and its Chairman Archibald Grimké
      • He left Howard University because of his differences with its president
      • Dr. Woodson devoted the rest of his life to historical research.
    • Carter G. Woodson
      • In 1926, Woodson single-handedly pioneered the celebration of "Negro History Week", for the second week in February, marking the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
      • The week was later extended to the full month of February and renamed Black History Month.