I do want to make you feel depressed from the very beginning of this article, but classification essays are considered to be one of the most difficult essay types. Still, if you are aware of the general rules and requirements for writing classification essays, this task will not seem unreal to you. So, let us give you some general information that will give an idea on what you are going to write.
First, classification essays have the same purpose for writing as all the other essay types. You will have to take a certain position on a topic and try to persuade the reader in your viewpoint. Classification essay like all the other essays require research and additional materials on which your writing will be based. Usually, this kind of an essay has the common structure, format and so on.
It means that classification essays do not differ too much from other kinds of the essays. The only distinctive feature of this essay is the way you will investigate your topic and highlight it in your paper. So, let us talk about the exact ways of investigating the topic of your work.
You will have to:
- Choose several matters (cars, phones, people, plants and so on).
- Make research on them.
- Define the main factor about these matters according to which you will do the classification.
- Think of the appropriate categories.
This is actually it, and these are the main principles of writing classification essays.