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### Classification & Division[1]

1. 1. p. 254-267<br />Classification & Division<br />
2. 2. Classification & Division<br />Classification essays- group items according to their characteristics.<br />Division essays- give components of a single item.<br />They can be used separately, but are often used together.<br />
3. 3. Classification…<br /><ul><li>makes for easier study.
4. 4. is a way to clarify similarities and differences.
5. 5. can provide a fresh way of viewing something.</li></li></ul><li>Division…<br />Can help explain something not well understood.<br />can provide a fresh way of viewing something.<br />
6. 6. Guiding Principle<br /><ul><li>A classification must group elements according to some principle.</li></ul>For example, if teachers were grouped by those who lecture<br />& those who lead group discussion, the principle of<br />classification is instructional methods.<br /><ul><li>With division, a principle is not always needed.
7. 7. If groupings are explained adequately, they do not have to be explained equally.</li></li></ul><li>Examples<br />To further study this pattern of writing, see the first three examples in the textbook (starting page 255).<br />If you have any questions about using this pattern, please see Ms. Griffith<br />
8. 8. Due Dates<br />The division-classification essay is due on Friday, November 20th. <br />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).<br />The assigned topic is Writing Assignment #1 on page 262.<br />If you want to write about something else, please see the instructor.<br />