Categorization Reviewed



Note: You would do well to heed my advice about embracing categorization to arrange vocabulary study lists: take the time to organize vocabulary in a more meaningful manner.

Categorization signifies the sorting and organizing of things according to group, class, or category. For example, the categorization of the animal kingdom attempts to classify distinctions amongst mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Another form of categorization is the approach libraries take to compartmentalize books by subject, genre, and reading level. Utilizing color or size would be yet another form of categorization, but rather illogical due to the variable of change whether manifested as an animal’s attempt at mutation or even evolution. The bottom line is that if you learn more than two words at a time, you should be organizing them into categories.

tiger
lion
jaguar
cougar
puma
panther
leopard
cheetah
lynx
caracal
Asian golden cat
ocelot

wolf
African wild dog
maned wolf
coyote
dhole
hyena*
dingo
fox
culpeo
jackal
bush dog
raccoon dog

sprinting
dashing
running
galloping
cantering
trotting
jogging
walking
strutting
stalking
crawling
slithering

elucidate
enunciate
explain
parley
discuss
converse
speak
talk
babble
whisper
mutter
murmur



Note: Students are encouraged to take notes throughout this section. Although the main idea is to focus on your teacher's voice, take advantage of the opportunity to improve your lexical development skills. Review, reorganize, and study your notes as much as your schedule allows.