Specificity Taxonomy

The best/easiest way to do this is to copy the table below to another document, fill in the blanks and submit it.

2 novel Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
3 clothing blue jeans
4 Medical condition respiratory infection Covid 19
5 school college
6 artist pop singer
7 structure building The White House
8 coffee Starbucks coffee
9 scientist Sir Isaac Newton
Compare your answers with a classmate. What similarities do you share with other students? What differences? Why do you think this is the case? How can you apply this thinking to your own writing?

Now add some more examples of the general to the specific:

More general General Specific More Specific
Example Animal Mammal Dog Great Dane

Sample Solution