Classification & Division Classification essays- group items according to their characteristics. Division essays- give components of a single item. They can be used separately, but are often used together.
makes for easier study.
is a way to clarify similarities and differences.
can provide a fresh way of viewing something.
Division… Can help explain something not well understood. can provide a fresh way of viewing something.
A classification must group elements according to some principle.
For example, if teachers were grouped by those who lecture & those who lead group discussion, the principle of classification is instructional methods.
With division, a principle is not always needed.
If groupings are explained adequately, they do not have to be explained equally.
Examples To further study this pattern of writing, see the first three examples in the textbook (starting page 255). If you have any questions about using this pattern, please see Ms. Griffith
Due Dates The division-classification essay is due on Friday, November 20th. There will be a lot going on over the next two weeks, so use class time appropriately (also, this is the last essay you write on your own time). The assigned topic is Writing Assignment #1 on page 262. If you want to write about something else, please see the instructor.