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Classification and Exemplification

RAMOS, John Erick B.

RAPINAN, Harvey M.
REGALADO, Anna Patricia
SALAYON, Sydney G.
SALES, Drenzelle C.
SAMBILE, Janine Anne M.


January 30th, 2018

Submitted to:

Ms. Joanna Ymson

I. Definition
II. The process of writing (components)
III. Guidelines in Writing
IV. Examples of
V. Key words associated
VI. References

- The categorizing of elements into classes or groups, or the separation of something into
its separate parts
- Dividing something into groups, classes or categories

 We use categories to understand a larger concept, by breaking down a concept into smaller
parts, we can explain the ideas to others better.
 Our choice of categories is driven by purpose and the way we classify is called the principle
of classification.

1. Begin both grouping/classifying examples together according to their similarities.
2. Exclude/ divide them apart based on their differences.
3. Divide groups further so that you can isolate certain ideas.
4. Analyze and use the examples or things you have developed as a basis of an argument.

1. Schools can be classified according to the pupils’ ages and type of education
2. Animals can be further classified according to their type of locomotion

 CRITERIA- a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided.

 CATEGORY- a class or division of people or things regarded as having a particular shared

- The action of giving examples
- Explaining by giving examples or instances to support a general idea

 Employment of a variety of specific, detailed examples helps the readers understand the
main point.
 Effective examples will enhance any type of essay

1. Once you have chosen a topic, you will need to consider the purpose, why are you breaking
this particular issue down? What will be its possible impact to your readers/ audience?
2. You will need to create distinctly different categories or examples by making sure that
features of each do not overlap.
1. Examples of dog breeds
2. Examples of Universities offering Senior High School Program

 ILLUSTRATION- an example serving to clarify or prove something

 INSTANCE- an example or single occurrence of something


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