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1DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION DEFINITIONS Divide – to take a single unit andseparate it into its component partsClassify – to separate many separateitems and group them into categoriesaccording to qualities or characteristicsthey share
2DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION Methodology (in general) Select a subject.Decide on a principle for grouping the units of your subject—the characteristics and/or behavior of each class or why each one does something.Establish the groups or classes, which are limited for the scope of this assignment. In other words, there could more than 3 groups.a. Group 1b. Group 2c. Group 34. Write about the classes.
3CLASSIFICATION Writing the Classification Essay (shoppers) 1. Select a subject.2. Decide on a principle for grouping the units of your subject orcharacteristics of each group or why each group does something.3. Establish the groups or classes.a. Class one – practicalb. Class two – recreationalc. Class three – shopaholics4. Write about the classes.
4DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION Formal Outline First Paragraph: introduction of the thesis. Give background and/or relevant Information, which leads up to the main idea of the essay, the THESIS STATEMENT. This statement should be the last sentence of the paragraph and should include the subject and how it is broken down.Example of Background information about shopping: The basis for the American free enterprise system allows consumers to get the best price when businesses are in competition with one another. Although consumers must shop around in order to get the most for their money and shopping is not enjoyable for everyone, technology has made it easier for people to be more informed shoppers than in the past. There are all kinds of shoppers, three of whom are the practical, the recreational, and finally, the shopaholics (thesis).Paragraphs 2-4: Body, which explains the characteristics of the threeshoppers. Make sure that in these three paragraphs you give examplesof how and why they shop.Paragraph 5: Conclusion. Conclusion with a restatement of the thesis anda review of the main points of the essay.
5DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION SAMPLE PARAGRAPH 2 (practical shoppers) Practical shoppers are organized, methodical, andeconomical shoppers. They usually shop with a list anduse coupons to get discounts on their merchandise. Theseconsumers expect to get the most for their money becausethey plan in advance for each shopping trip. They livewithin their means and are not impulsive shoppers, buyingwhat they need rather than what they want. Typically, theyshop alone and are on a time schedule. These customersare willing to pay affordable prices for quality merchandise.Overall, they expect a company’s prices to be fair to appealto middle-class shoppers on a budget.
6DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION SAMPLE PARAGRAPH 2 (recreational shoppers) Recreational shoppers want to extend the shoppingexperience. They like to shop and may overspend,but they also want to enjoy themselves. They may usecoupons or expect discounts, but they are in no hurry, asthey have allocated enough time for whatever they haveplanned. Typically these people shop in groups, and afterthey have finished shopping, they may decide to eat ameal or a snack and perhaps enjoy a movie in the mall.Moreover, they enjoy group interaction. They may betalking on their cell phones, viewing photos, and sendingtexts to other friends as they shop.
7DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION SAMPLE PARAGRAPH 3 (Shopaholics) These shoppers are consumed with shopping. They live to spend, and their motto isspend, spend, spend.” These consumers rarely use cash; instead, they rely on creditcards. They are typically impulsive shoppers, buying things they want rather than whatthey need. Even though these people may have huge credit card debt, they continue toengage in excessive spending. They frequently make minimum payments only whenthey receive their bills, so they will have more money to spend on shopping. They maydecide to use coupons if they have them, but they may buy without them. Regardless ofthe situation, they overspend. They may justify their many shopping trips by makingremarks such as “I deserve it,” or “It’s been a tough week.” If their self-esteem is low,they feel the need to boost it by buying something frivolous. Many shoppers know theycannot afford their purchases when they make them, but it does not deter their spending.They may think to themselves, “I have more time to get the money, so I’ll worry about itlater.” However, they fail to realize they may be putting their credit rating at risk becausethey pay their bills so slowly or not at all. They are not thinking of the future--only thepresent-- and how much they want the merchandise they are focused on buying. Theysimply cannot live on a budget, and they refuse to curb their spending. Their excessivebuying habits may cause them to seek credit counseling or ultimately, they may be suedfor their outstanding debts.
8DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION SAMPLE CONCLUSION Regardless of what type of shopper a person is, shopping is anecessity in our society. Undoubtedly, technology has made shoppingeasier, faster, and offers us more variety than ever before. Moreover,today’s consumers are more informed about prices of goods andservices because of the comparative shopping on the internet, andpurchases can be made with the click of a mouse and a credit cardwithout leaving home. The question we may need to ask ourselves is,“Has the internet made it more convenient for consumers to spendmoney?” If we are honest, in our response, it is most certainly “yes,”but ultimately, it is the consumers’ responsibility to live within theirbudget and resist the urge to overspend.
9DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION Format Outline The following topics listed below are topics that could be classified easily:teachers groceries customersclothing animals neighborsdrivers plants liquor
10CLASSIFICATION Writing the Classification Essay 1. Select a plural subject.2. Decide on a topic for grouping the unitsof your subject.3. Establish the groups of classes.Subject Topic ClassesPet owners why they own companionshipto impress otherssecurity
11DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION Writing the Essay Subject Topic ClassesAirline flights seating first class, business, coachDrinkers why people drink to get drunkto fit in sociallyto remove inhibitions; to forget their problems
12DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION Writing the Essay Subject Topic ClassesIllegal drugs why people take them curiosityto fit in socially to raise one’s self-esteem; to alleviatea void in their life