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After you have reviewed “Writing Resource: The Classification Essay”, provide the following information in your first post:
1.(A) First, discuss the sample papers:
- Out of the two student papers provided in the handout, which did you find more successful, and why?
- How did the use of first-person perspective (“I”) in the second example change or alter the overall tone of the paper?
(B). Second, tell us about your classification paper. Include the following items (refer to examples on page 3 of the writing resource):
- Organizing principle:
- Categories (3):
- Thesis/Central argument:
Read “The Apostrophe” pp. 331-333 .
Complete Exercises 15 & 16 on p. 333.
Read pp. 124-125 on Subject Verb Agreement.
Ex. 11 p. 125.
Ex. 14 p. 127-128.
Read p. 196 on Parallel Construction.
Ex. 9 pp. 197-198
3. Classification Essay
Classification is the process of grouping together people or things that are alike in some way. A simple classification would be to classify cars in terms of their body size: full-size, midsize, compacts, and sub-compacts, or Portland Community College in terms of its different campuses. These groups or categories, are helpful in letting you see relationships among people or objects. They help you to organize information and compare it. However, these categories often do not exist in the real world; they may exist only in your mind. You create them using some criterion or organizing principle. For example, you can classify college students by looking at their study habits: those who schedule study time, those who cram before a test, and those who hardly study at all. The organizing principle for classifying students in the example above is the different ways that they study. On the other hand, you could just as easily have classified students according to their age, their grade point average, or their religion. You could just as easily have classified cars according to their cost, their gas mileage, or their body style.