ESL 273 - Essay #2 - spring.docx

For example if your topic is sports shoes and your

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which will blur your classification. For example, if your topic is sports shoes, and your organizing principle is activity, you wouldn't include high heels with running and bowling shoes. 2. Classify by a single principle. Once you have categories, make sure that they fit into the same organizing principle. The organizing principle is how you sort the groups. Do not allow a different principle to pop up unexpectedly. For example, if your unifying principle is "tourist-oriented" water sports, don't use another unifying principle, such as "native water sports," which would have different categories: pearl diving, outrigger, or canoe racing. 3. Support “equally” each category with examples. In general, you should write the same quantity, i.e., give the same number of examples, for each category. Make sure each paragraph has balance with the other body paragraphs in supporting facts, evidence and examples. Thesis Statement of a Classification Essay The thesis statement usually includes the topic and how it is classified. The categories are generally named accordingly by using the list method: (topic) + (how classified) + (category), (category), and (category). Ex: Tourists in Hawaii can enjoy three water sports: snorkeling, surfing, and sailing.
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