Division and classification

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Division and classification

  1. 1. Division and Classification
  2. 2. WHAT IS DIVISION?
  3. 3. Division• Breaks down a single unit into subunits• Effective method for making sense of a complex structure• Ex. Three New Yorks 1. New York for the native 2. New York for the commuter 3. New York for the transplant
  4. 4. WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION?
  5. 5. Classification• Places individual items into categories Lion Mammals• Used to draw connections ElephantEx. Museum of Natural BearsHistory
  6. 6. PLANNING YOUR ESSAY
  7. 7. Purpose• Demonstrate a particular point• Help writers and readers make choices• What’s yours?! – Determines categories – Determines pattern of organization
  8. 8. Thesis• Presents the categories that you will be usingEx. “Eventually, though, I was able todivide all stereo buyers into fourcategories: the looks buyer, the wattagebuyer, the price buyer, and the qualitybuyer.”
  9. 9. ORGANIZING YOUR ESSAY
  10. 10. • Easily organized• Divisions reflect categories: – Three Types of Stereo Shoppers 1. The Looks Buyer a) Least respected b) Appearance of stereo paramount 2. The Wattage Buyer a) More respected b) Volume level capability paramount 3. The Price Buyer a) Understood but not respected b) Cost concerns paramount
  11. 11. Categories must be:
  12. 12. • Appropriate to your purpose• Consistent and mutually exclusive• Complete

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