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  • 1. Comparison and Contrast Presented By: Ramon Locsin Neil Sarmiento Bianca Villanueva 10A
  • 2. Objectives••Be able to identify comparison and contrast paragraphs. To •Know how to differentiate one kind from the other.
  • 3. What is aCOMPARISON paragraph? A comparison paragraph is used to highlight similarities between things.
  • 4. Example 1: Its really hard to choose between the two applicants, Sebastian Slime and Mordecai Rossi, because they have so much in common. First, they each have an MBA from Harvard and performed equally well in their course work. Since finishing graduate school, Sebastian has been able to use his personality to assume a responsible position in a trade company. In the same way, Mordecai has been able to assume a responsible position in a manufacturing company. Both seem to have performed well In those jobs. What is most remarkable though, is that they have identical hobbies and are members of the same clubs. They enjoy skiing, golf and bridge and have membership of the Snob Valley Country Club and the Brown Nose Beach Bridge Association.Example 2: It’s really hard to choose between the two applicants, Sebastian Slime and Mordecai Rossi, because they have so much in common. Sebastian Slime completed his MBA at Harvard and performed well in his course work. Since finishing graduate school, he has used his personality to assume a position of responsibility in a company and perform well in that job. His hobbies include skiing, golf and bridge and he maintains membership of the Snob Valley Country Club and the Brown Nose Bridge Club. Similarly, Mordecai Rossi completed his MBA at Harvard and performed well in his course work. Since finishing graduate school he has also used his personality to assume a position of responsibility in a company and perform well in that job. Remarkably, he too enjoys skiing, golf and bridge and maintains membership of the Snob Valley Country Club and the Brown Nose Beach Bridge Club
  • 5. What is aCONTRAST paragraph? A contrast paragraph is used to highlight differences between things.
  • 6. Example 1: There are many differences between my two brothers, Paul and Patrick. Paul is very tall and muscular whereas Patrick is very short and thin. Paul likes energetic hobbies like basketball, boxing and soccer unlike Patrick who prefers sedentary hobbies like stamp collecting and chess. Paul really dislikes studying and does very poorly in exams but Patrick loves study and is one of the brightest students in his class. Paul wants to be famous for his sporting achievements in contrast to Patrick who wants to be famous for his academic achievements.Example 2: There are many differences between my two brothers, Paul and Patrick. Paul is very tall and muscular and enjoys active hobbies like basketball, boxing and soccer. He dislikes studying and does poorly in exams. Paul`s ambition is to be famous for his sporting achievements. Patrick, on the other hand, is very short and thin and enjoys sedentary hobbies like stamp collecting and chess. He loves studying and is one of the brightest students in his class. Patrick`s ambition is to be famous for academic achievements.
  • 7. Question: What do you think makes the first example different from the second?
  • 8. 2 Ways of Organizing Ideas• Block Arrangement – In a block arrangement, the body paragraphs are organised according to the objects. The block arrangement discusses one of the objects in the first body paragraph and the other object in the second. All the ideas provided in the first paragraph are also provided in the second paragraph in the same order.
  • 9. • Point by Point – In a point by point arrangement, the body paragraphs are organised according to the ideas. The point by point arrangement discusses a particular point about the first object and then immediately discusses the same point about the second object.
  • 10. Transitional Expressions Comparison Contrast in the same way although as well as whereas both but each of however just as conversely similarly on the other hand like in contrast too while the same yet unlike

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