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Essay comparison and contrastPresentation Transcript
People compare due to several reasons:1. To buy the better one or the cheaper one
People compare due to several reasons:2. To inform people why we prefer the A than B
People compare due to several reasons:3. To associate new information to an existing one
People compare due to several reasons:4. To make decisions
COMPARISON AND CONTRAST ESSAY
A. POINT-BY-POINT FORMATB. BLOCK FORMAT
A. POINT-BY-POINT FORMAT•X and Y are described on the basis of each point
A. POINT-BY-POINT FORMAT• X, point 1 then Y, point 1• X, point 2 then Y, point 2• X, point 3 then Y, point 3
B. BLOCK FORMAT• Descriptions of X are presented first, then Descriptions of Y is given Parallel Information
B. BLOCK FORMAT • X, point 1 • X, point 1 • X, point 1 • then, • Y, point 1 • Y, point 2 • Y, point 3
To show similarities To show differences likewise however similarly on the other hand in the same way unlike also on the contrary similar in while
Study the paragraph “Harry vs. Frodo”.
•What word in the first sentence informs the reader that it is acomparison and contrast paragraph?
•Does the textfollow a point by point-by-pointpattern or block?
•What transitions were used in the whole paragraph to signal comparison and contrast?
•Is the topic sentence effective? Why or why not?
•Is the concluding sentence effective? Why or why not?
•If you were to revise the paragraph, what changes would you make?
Portfolio Writing Task#3 (Comparison and Contrast) option A• a. You were invited as a resource speaker in the career orientation in your high school. You were asked to share why did you chose your undergraduate program. Through comparison and contrast with another field of study, convince these high school students to take the same college program you took.
Portfolio Writing Task#3 (Comparison and Contrast) option B• b. In your history class, you discussed about the presidents our country had. As part of the final requirement in the course, you were asked to compare and contrast two former presidents of your choice with regard to their accomplishments, problems encountered in their administration, and their legacy to the country.
Portfolio Writing Task#3 (Comparison and Contrast) option C• c. Compare and contrast the specialization program in the field of Information Technology in FEU-East Asia College.
Portfolio Writing Task#3 (Comparison and Contrast) option D• d. Nowadays, novels/ books have a movie adaptation. Think of one book that you have read and was made into a movie. Compare and contrast the novel and movie adaptation. Determine your audience and enlighten them which version is better.
Portfolio Writing Task#3 (Comparison and Contrast) option E• Free topic. Have it approved by your teacher
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