Essay about Classification Paragraph

944 Words May 16th, 2011 4 Pages
English 2
Explaining by analyzing:
Classification and division

Analyzing means looking closely at the parts of an object or group. To analyze a single object, such as the human body, you divide it into its parts, such as the heart, the brain, the stomach, and the liver. To analyze a group of objects or persons, you divide and classify them, cutting one group into two or more smaller groups. To analyze the American people, for instance, you could divide and classify them in political categories such as voters and nonvoters, in ethnic groups (such as Italian, Hispanic, and African American), or in regional groups (such as Northerners and southerners). In so doing, you would be using classification and division

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4 They throw their money on the counter and never say hello or acknowledge me as anything but human scum. I’m embarrassed for myself, but I’m also embarrassed for them. 3 Second are the silent but obviously impatient customers. 4 Although they don’t say anything, you’ve been aware of them since the time they got in line. 4 They make faces, roll their eyes, and look at their watches every ten seconds. What do they expect? This is Wal-Mart; there are always lines. 3 The third kind is really my least favorite: suspicious customers who watch my every move as if my goal in life is to overcharge them. 4 They turn the monitor so they can see every price, but that’s not enough. 4 After looking at the price there, they lean over the counter toward me and look at what price comes up on the register. 4 Then their heads snap back to look at the monitor. They clearly don’t trust me and are just waiting for me to make a mistake, at which point they will jump all over me. This kind of customer makes me nervous and a lot more likely to mess up. If you are one of these three kinds of customers, remember me next time you’re at Wal-Mart; I’m the one just trying to do my job, and you’re driving me crazy!
—Joyce Kenneally

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