How does Classification work?How does Classification work?
 Classification is a powerful option that allows a writer
to m...
Basics of ClassificationBasics of Classification
 Informative classification essay- is about a factual
subject, such as; ...
Issues to keep in mindIssues to keep in mind
 Comparison/contrast- examine each group carefully.
 Classification may see...
Informative vs. personalInformative vs. personal
 Informative-informs, gains nothing by being boring or
dry, audience-dif...
Language levelLanguage level
 Self-conscious, artificially formal language is never
appropriate
 Use concrete language a...
Choosing a topicChoosing a topic
 Informative classification-thinking of a topic with
which you are already familiar with...
Classifications inClassifications in
“The Migration of the Talented Tenth”“The Migration of the Talented Tenth”
Written by...
PoliticiansPoliticians
 Offered jobs in Washington, DC
by Republicans
 Often had to take lower jobs in
their field
BusinessmenBusinessmen
 More money in North
 Encouraged their northern educated children
should stay in North because th...
Educated/EducatorsEducated/Educators
 Outspoken
 White curriculum
 Lower salaries in South
Intelligent Laboring ClassIntelligent Laboring Class
 Improve economic conditions
 Spontaneous or planned migrations
Any Questions?
About the AuthorAbout the Author
Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
 Born December 19, 1875
 Founder of the Association for the Study of African
American...
Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
 The son of former slaves James and Elizabeth Riddle
Woodson
 Woodson taught and mast...
Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
 He was at one time the Dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences at Howard University
...
Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
 In 1926, Woodson single-handedly pioneered the
celebration of "Negro History Week", f...
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  1. 1. How does Classification work?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
  2. 2. Basics of ClassificationBasics 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.
  3. 3. Issues to keep in mindIssues 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
  4. 4. Informative vs. personalInformative 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
  5. 5. Language levelLanguage 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
  6. 6. Choosing a topicChoosing 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?
  7. 7. Classifications inClassifications in “The Migration of the Talented Tenth”“The Migration of the Talented Tenth” Written by Carter G. Woodson
  8. 8. PoliticiansPoliticians  Offered jobs in Washington, DC by Republicans  Often had to take lower jobs in their field
  9. 9. BusinessmenBusinessmen  More money in North  Encouraged their northern educated children should stay in North because the South was to dangerous
  10. 10. Educated/EducatorsEducated/Educators  Outspoken  White curriculum  Lower salaries in South
  11. 11. Intelligent Laboring ClassIntelligent Laboring Class  Improve economic conditions  Spontaneous or planned migrations
  12. 12. Any Questions?
  13. 13. About the AuthorAbout the Author
  14. 14. Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson  Born December 19, 1875  Founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History  One of the 1st scholars to value and study Black History  He is known as the Father of Black History
  15. 15. Carter G. WoodsonCarter 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
  16. 16. Carter G. WoodsonCarter 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.
  17. 17. Carter G. WoodsonCarter 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.
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