Classification and Division EssayFor this assignment, you’ll prepare a 1,200-1,500-word classification and division essay

Classification and Division EssayFor this assignment, you’ll prepare a 1,200-1,500-word classification and division essay based on your graphic organizer. Do not switch topics. You may not submit this essay until you’ve received your grade and instructor feedback on your prewriting exam.
While you’re waiting for your prewriting to be evaluated, you should do the following:
Review the reading assignments for Lesson 7.
Study the sample classification and division essays and the guided writing assignment in Chapter 16 of your textbook.
Prepare a rough draft of your classification and division essay so that you’re ready to revise when you receive feedback on your prewriting.
Assignment ObjectivesFor this exam, you’ll do the following:
Use prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing to write a formal, college-level essay.
Distinguish among different patterns of development.
Apply an appropriate pattern of development to a specific purpose and audience.
Write an effective thesis statement.
Develop paragraphs using topic sentences, adequate detail, supporting evidence, and transitions.
Apply the conventions of standard written American English to produce a correct, well-written essay.
TopicUse the topic and graphic organizer you completed for your prewriting assignment. Do not switch topics. You’ll develop your essay from your graphic organizer. Your topic should be one of the following:
Music or books or fashion
Types of friends
Types of activities or hobbies
Types of food
Places you’ve lived or visited or vacationed
You’ll write in third-person point of view to an audience of your Penn Foster classmates. To learn more about using the third-person point of view, refer to the Classification and Division Worksheet on your student portal.
The information you use to prepare your graphic organizer should be based on your own knowledge and experience of your subject. Personal experiences can inform your assignment. For example, if you watch horror movies, you know that they often involve jump scares. This kind of information is fine to use. However, specific personal experiences like the following example can’t be used as evidence: “My sister and I often go to watch horror movies. She loves them, and then we try to scare each other while we eat a big bucket of popcorn.”
Research isn’t required. However, if you do research or incorporate information from outside or secondary sources, you must cite your sources using APA citation and documentation style. Please refer to Chapter 23 in your textbook for more information.
Evaluation RubricYour instructor will evaluate your work for Essay: Classification and Division based on the following criteria: