Directions: Write an essay of 750-1000 words using the technique of classification. Your essay should include an introductory paragraph, several body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. Be sure to include a thesis statement as the last sentence of the introduction and a topic sentence to top each body paragraph. You are required to quote from at least one source provided below. ALL ESSAYS MUST BE IN MLA FORMAT. VISIT THE PURDUE OWL WEBSITE (Links to an external site.) FOR ALL MLA FORMATTING. Many banks and lending institutions in the United States identify a category of customers whom they refer to as the mass affluent. Write a classification essay about this socioeconomic group that explains its common traits and divides this general category into subgroups. Be sure to explain why bankers and stockbrokers might be particularly interested in this segment of the American population. In the body of your essay, you will be required to quote the assigned reading at least once to help support your thesis.