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Get your assignment in front of you, then follow the instructions below. Type your response to each step in the box below it. When you have filled in all the boxes, click on the button at the bottom of the page and you will be well on your way with this project.

Step 1: In the box below, write down the subject you are writing about. Then list the main aspects or parts of your subject and put these parts into categories:



Step 2: Read the assignment again, and think about why it is asking for classification. Do you need to show how something fits into a group? Is the assignment asking you to show differences between groups or categories? What will the process of classification tell your readers about the subject? Write your response in the box below:



Step 3: Using the categories from Step 1 and the purpose from Step 2, try to come up with a main idea, or thesis statement:




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