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    Classification EssayDivide your topic well to excel

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    Reading Quiz... (20 min)

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    Objectives:

    Acquire the basic structure of a classificationessay

    Identifythe important elements to make a goodessay

    Learn useful expression to make your essay lookneat and cool

    Relate todays knowledge to your essay

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    Classify (v.)To divide a broad

    topic into categories(general to specific)

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    Classifying an idea

    LOVE can be

    classified into 3categories

    Friendship

    Kinship

    Romance

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    Classifying Men

    Men can be

    categorised accordingto 3 criteria:

    Wealth

    Appearance

    Talent

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    Classifying Animals

    Animals fall into twomajor groups:

    Vertebrates

    Invertebrates

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    Structure of classification essays

    The same 5-paragraph essay

    Introduction: general information + TS

    Body: 3 categories elaborated from TSwith explanation and details

    Conclusion: summarise what the 3 categoriesof the topic have inspired you

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    Terms explained

    Principle (dont mixup with your

    favourite principal!):

    How you categorisea topic

    Criteria:

    Points to consider

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    Subject: Boyfriends

    Principle: qualities to consider them as

    boyfriends

    Categories:Wealth, Appearance, Talent

    TS: Potential boyfriends can be divided

    according to wealth, appearance and talent.

    (Dont take it seriously!)

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    Your turn!

    Topic: Shoes

    Principle: Type of _______

    Categories: Running, golf, basketball, leather

    TS:______ can be categorised into _______.

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    Your turn!

    Topic: Shoes

    Principle: Type ofactivity

    Categories: Running, golf, basketball, leather

    TS: Shoes can be categorised into running, golfand basketball shoes.

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    One more!

    Subject: Electricity

    Principle: How to ____

    electricity

    Categories: _____, hydro,_____, solar, ____

    geothermic, ______

    Source:http://www.youtube.com/

    watch?v=nzQqWMlAgGg

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    Finish Task One. (5 min)

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    Useful expressions (1)

    Classifying verbs: compose, categorise, divide,classify, fall into, consist

    Use passive voice except fall into and consist

    E.g. Men are/can be divided into...

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    Useful Expressions (2)

    Linking the previous sentence to the categories

    depending on, according to, is made up of...

    E.g. Men can be divided according to theirwealth, appearance and talent.

    In the topic sentence

    The first/second/third... group consists of ...

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    Body paragraph ideas

    Possibilities:

    givedetails/statistics

    state common

    characteristics

    provide examples

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    Give details

    The first type of energy is

    solar energy. It is one ofthe cleanest renewableenergy used in manydeveloped countries.

    Explains more about thistype of energy

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    State common

    characteristicsThe first type of goodgirlfriends has the quality ofintellectuality. (1)They are

    able to communicate withyou about sports, cars andpolitics. (2) Of course, theyknow when to pretend toknow nothing, too.

    Two characteristicsintellectual girlfriendspossess

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    Provide examples

    My first girlfriend,Lisa Hannigan, was

    honest. For instance,she told me she hadher first date with ahot model at 16.

    (fictitious)

    An example of beinghonest

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    Conclusion

    Summarise how yourcategories representthe general subject

    Add your personal

    view to close theparagraph

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    A perfect boyfriend?E.g. [Summary]A man can be a perfect boyfriend if he is rich, handsomeand talented. [Personal view] However, it is not quite possible in reality;therefore, it is more important to look at their inner quality...

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    Task 5. Group work(10 min)

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    Task 6. Friends

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    My friends

    A worrywart

    A bookworm

    A fatalist

    What do they do indifferent situations?

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    Situation #1Your friend are aboutto be late for school...

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    Situation #2Your friend is so poorthat he cannot evenpay for a meal...

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    Situation #3The exam is so importantthat he must get a high

    score to go to university...

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    Activity

    Form groups of 4 (8 groups)

    Student A: Introduction + Conclusion

    B, C, D: Handle ONE body paragraph

    Each group hand in ONE piece of writing

    Tip: Why I like them all

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    Thoughts:

    Does this lesson give you more hints at writing

    the final essay?

    How can I divide personality traits of thecharacters into categories?

    Where can I find more details to explain eachcategory?

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    Resources

    Classification essay writing

    http://essayinfo.com/essays/classification_essay.php

    Writing classification/division essays

    http://vclass.mtsac.edu/vesl1wc/classificationhandout.htm

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