Division does not always require that classification follow it. Your purpose in classifying, however, is to show how things in a group are similar. _____1_____ division and classification do work together. If you emptied the contents of a pocketbook onto a table, you would begin to divide those contents into groups. _____2_____ division, you would identify objects relating to finances, objects relating to personal care, objects relating to school work. Once you had the divisions clear, you would place objects in each category: money, checks, and credit cards in the first; cosmetics, a comb, and perfume in the second; pencils and a notebook in the third. When you divide and classify for writing, you have to keep several things in mind. You have to think carefully about the division of the topic so that you limit the _____3_____ from group to group. That is best achieved by creating categories different enough from each other so there is no blending. Since, you, the writer, have to establish the groups, you need to use a principle of classification that is sensible, accurate and complete. Do not force categories just _____4_____ making groups. You have to show how things in a group relate to each other, and this you must do without _____5_____ their differences and without making them stereotypes. If you stereotype objects in a group, you will be oversimplifying them, taking away their individuality, and forcing them to fit your categories.