Classification essays rank the groups of objects according to a common standard. For example, popular inventions may be classified according to their significance to the humankind.
Classification is a convenient method of arranging data and simplifying complex notions.
When you select a topic, do not forget about the length of your paper. Choose the topic you will be able to cover in your essay, do not write about something global or general.
Consider these examples:
- Evaluate the best to worst methods of upbringing.
- Rate the films according to their influence on people.
- Classify careers according to the opportunities they offer.
You should point out the common classifying principle for the group you are writing about. It will become the thesis of your essay.
It is important for you to use clear method of classification in your essay, especially when you are dealing with subjective categories such as "quality" or "benefit". Make sure you explain what you mean by this term.
To organize a classification essay, the writer should:
- categorize each group.
- describe or define each category. List down the general characteristics and discuss them.
- provide enough illustrative examples. An example should be a typical representative of the group.
- point out similarities or differences of each category, using comparison-contrast techniques.
Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The first volume was issued in 1785-five years after the Academy's founding. The original series had four volumes (to 1821); a second series was issued in nineteen volumes from 1833 to 1946; the terminal volume in 1957 was called Series 3, Volume 24 in continuation of the total number of volumes in the first and second series.
Coverage: 1783-1957 (Vol. 1 - Vol. 24)
Note: Note: No Issues were published from 1947-1956.
Publication of this title ceased in 1957.
Subjects: Language & Literature, History, History, Humanities
Collections: Arts & Sciences VII Collection, JSTOR Essential Collection