classification ppt

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Classification: grouping into categories Our minds naturally sort information into categories Where and when do you rely on classification?
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Classification It helps writers and readers come to grips with large or complex topics It breaks a broad topic into categories according to some specific principle It presents the distinctive features of each category and shows how the features vary among categories Segmenting the topic simplifies the discussion by presenting information in small, neatly sorted piles rather than in one jumbled heap It helps people make choices (Identifying which groups of consumers are most likely to buy some new product etc.)
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Selecting categories List situations where you rely on classification (types of teachers, doctors, cars, computer languages etc) How do you select categories?
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Selecting categories Choose a principle of classification
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Unformatted text preview: that is suited not only to your purpose but also to your audience Can you classify instructors according to their manner of dress, body build? List how you might be classified by the administration, financial aid, housing? How do the different purposes yield different categories? How do you divide categories into smaller categories? (one principle of categorization) Classification Number of categories Some papers discuss every category included in the topic. Others discuss only selected categories Circumstances and purpose dictate the scope of the discussion How do you develop categories? Developing categories Develop every category you include with specific, informative details that provide a clear picture of each one and help the reader grasp the distinctions and relationships among them....
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course ENG 1301 taught by Professor Martak.moore during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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