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Outline for a Classification Essay:
Descending Order

 
 

Here is an example of an essay pattern in descending order for a five-paragraph essay. Descending order means that the most important or complex point comes first.


Introduction

Thesis statement 
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Point #1 
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Point #2 
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Point #3 
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Body

Point #1:
Most complex point with definition(s)
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Example 
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Point #2:
Next most complex point with definition(s)
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Example 
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Point #3:
Simplest point with definition(s)
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Example 
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Conclusion

Concluding statement 
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Restatement of main points 
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