Presentation on theme: "CLASSIFICATION: A WRITING STRATEGY FOR ORGANIZING IDEAS."— Presentation transcript:
CLASSIFICATION: A WRITING STRATEGY FOR ORGANIZING IDEAS
CLASSIFICATION IS A STRATEGY, USED TO HELP PRESENT INFORMATION TO READERS. CLASSIFICATION ALLOWS WRITERS TO ORGANIZE INFORMATION INTO CLEAR, SPECIFIC CATEFORIES.
CLASSIFICATION SHOULD DIVIDE GROUPS INTO EQUAL, PARALLEL, & NON-OVERLAPPING CATEGORIES. EXAMPLE: FOUR EQUAL, PARALLEL, & NON-OVERLAPPING CATEGORIES OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS
A WRITER SHOULD CONSIDER: A)THE PURPOSE B)THE AUDIENCE WHEN USING CLASSIFICATION The green category? Writers classify in order to organize and present information to readers. Ask: “SO WHAT?”
SAMPLE THESIS & FORECASTING STATEMENT: Scooters are college students who disturb other members of the class by using course time to prepare for leaving class at the exact moment that class ends; the luggage scooter, the chatter scooter, and the ever silent scooter are three forms. CLASSIFICATION CAN BE USED TO ORGANIZE ESSAY IDEAS AND INFORM ESSAY READERS:
WIDE SHOT: OVERVIEW Sample Topic Sentence: First, the luggage scooter distracts students by loudly gathering his or her belongings before class ends. Use a wide shot paragraph and a close up paragraph to share each category from different perspectives.
CLOSE UP: SPECIFIC EXAMPLE Sample Topic Sentence: For example, Joanna, a student in Professor Walter’s 11:00 am science class, is a typical luggage scooter. Use a wide shot paragraph and a close up paragraph to share each category from different perspectives.
SAMPLE ESSAY TOPIC: NOVICE VOTERS Sample Thesis with Forecasting Statement: Novice voters are individuals, regardless of age, voting for the first time in the November 2008 election; major types include the suddenly eligible voter, newly passionate voter, and slightly pressured voter. Sample Topic Sentence: First Category/WIDE SHOT PARAGRAPH First, the suddenly eligible voter is an individual, voting for the first time, because of a qualifying change in age or citizenship. Sample Topic Sentence: Second Category/WIDE SHOT PARAGRAPH Second, the newly passionate voter is an individual who has developed a desire to vote for the first time although he or she was previously eligible to do so. Sample Topic Sentence: Third Category/WIDE SHOT PARAGRAPH Third, the slightly pressured voter is an individual who has agreed to vote for the first time because a family member or other influential person has pushed him or her to do so.
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