50 Writing Topics: Classification

Writing Suggestions for a Classification Paragraph, Essay, or Speech

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While classification has been used . . . as a method for organizing essays and paragraphs, classification and other traditional methods of organization [also] have come to be used as tools of invention, of systematically exploring subjects in order to develop ideas for an essay.
(David Sabrio in the Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition, 1996)

Many subjects can be explored through classification: that is, identifying and illustrating different types, varieties, and methods.

These 50 topic suggestions should help you discover a subject that particularly interests you.

50 Topic Suggestions: Classification

  1. Students in a library 
  2. Roommates
  3. Hobbies
  4. Music on your phone or MP3 player
  5. Study habits
  6. Stand-up comedians
  7. Self-centered people
  8. Online educational resources
  9. Gardeners
  10. Drivers in a traffic jam
  11. Reality shows on television
  12. Sales clerks
  13. Fictional detectives
  14. Road trips
  15. Dancing styles
  16. Video games
  17. Customers at your work place
  18. Ways of boring people
  19. Cheaters
  20. Shoppers
  21. Rides at an amusement park
  22. First dates
  23. Videos on YouTube
  24. Stores in the mall
  25. People waiting in line
  26. Churchgoers
  27. Attitudes toward exercising
  28. Reasons for attending (or not attending) college
  29. Baseball pitchers, football quarterbacks, or soccer goalies
  30. Styles of eating in the cafeteria
  31. Ways of saving money
  32. Talk-show hosts
  33. Vacations
  34. Methods of studying for a final examination
  35. Friends
  36. Comedians
  37. Ways of quitting smoking
  38. Attitudes toward money
  39. Television comedies
  1. Diets
  2. Sports fans
  3. On-campus jobs for students
  4. Ways of coping with a cold
  5. Note-taking strategies
  6. Attitudes toward tipping in restaurants
  7. Political activists
  8. Portable music players
  9. Different uses of social networking sites (such as Facebook and Twitter)
  10. High school teachers or college professors
  11. Ways of protecting the environment

    Model Paragraphs and Essays: Classification

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