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Essay Structure

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  • 1. Essay Structure Comparison or Contrast Essays
  • 2. Purpose  Compare- What is similar?  Contrast- What is different?  We use this manner of thinking all the time. Which college is better? Which car should I buy? Which product is a better deal?
  • 3. Block Arrangement (five paragraphs) I. Introduction in which you state your purpose, which is to discuss the differences or similarities between folklore in different cultures. II. Culture 1 A. Setting B. Characters C. Theme III. Culture 2 A. Setting B. Characters C. Theme IV. Culture 3 A. Setting B. Characters C. Theme V. Conclusion One Format
  • 4. Point-by-Point or Alternating Arrangement (five paragraphs) I . Introduction in which you state your purpose, which is to discuss the differences or similarities between folklore in different cultures. I I . First difference (One element) A. Culture 1 B. Culture 2 C. Culture 3 I I I . Second difference (Another element) A. Culture 1 B. Culture 2 C. Culture 3 I V . Third difference (Yet another element) A. Culture 1 B. Culture 2 C. Culture 3 V . Conclusion Another Option
  • 5. Here is a list of comparison conjunctions you can use: Short Conjunctions Longer Expressions Similarly, Likewise, ...the same... ...the same as... ...also... ..., too. both In the same way, X is similar to Y in that (they)... X and Y are similar in that (they)... Like X, Y [verb]... In like manner, One way in which X is similar to Y is (that)... Another way in which X is similar to Y is (that)...
  • 6. Here are some contrast conjunctions that you can use: Short Conjunctions Subordinating Conjunctions However, In contrast, By contrast, ..., but ..., yet On the other hand, even though + [sentence] although + [sentence] whereas + [sentence] unlike + [sentence] while + [sentence] nevertheless,
  • 7. Here are some contrast conjunctions that you can use: Short Conjunctions Subordinating Conjunctions However, In contrast, By contrast, ..., but ..., yet On the other hand, even though + [sentence] although + [sentence] whereas + [sentence] unlike + [sentence] while + [sentence] nevertheless,

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