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McGraw-Hill
8Comparing and Contrasting:
Computers andTechnology
8-28-2
McGraw-Hill
Learning Outcomes
• Identify real world applications for comparing
and contrasting.
• Understand the st...
8-38-3
McGraw-Hill
Learning Outcomes (contd.)
• Analyze the rhetorical situation for comparing
and contrasting.
• Apply th...
8-48-4
McGraw-Hill
Real World Applications
(LO 8.1)
School
• You may be required to find the
similarities and differences ...
8-58-5
McGraw-Hill
Real World Applications
(contd.)
Daily Life
• You make comparisons daily when
selecting what meal to ea...
8-68-6
McGraw-Hill
Real World Applications
(contd.)
Career
• You may need to compare and contrast
two job offers before ch...
8-78-7
McGraw-Hill
Steps for Writing Compare &
Contrast Essays (LO 8.2)
• Begin by identifying the
elements you are going
...
8-88-8
McGraw-Hill
Computers &Technology
(LO 8.3)
Writing about an image
• Write a compare and contrast essay
about a pict...
8-98-9
McGraw-Hill
Computers &Technology
(contd.)
Media connection for solving a problem
• Refer to the suggested media fo...
8-108-10
McGraw-Hill
The Rhetorical Star (LO 8.4)
Subject
• Compare only two items at a time while
mastering this writing ...
8-118-11
McGraw-Hill
The Rhetorical Star (contd.)
Purpose
• Make sure to have a clear reason
for making the comparison.
• ...
8-128-12
McGraw-Hill
The Rhetorical Star (contd.)
Audience
• Determine who your readers will be.
• Decide what details wil...
8-138-13
McGraw-Hill
The Rhetorical Star (contd.)
Strategy
• Determine if you are simply exploring
similarities and differ...
8-148-14
McGraw-Hill
The Rhetorical Star (contd.)
Design
• Determine the number of points
necessary to make your compariso...
8-158-15
McGraw-Hill
Applying the Writing Process
(LO 8.5)
Discovering
• Make sure you have a valid point
for your readers...
8-168-16
McGraw-Hill
Applying the Writing Process
(contd.)
Planning
• Make a list of similarities and differences.
• Narro...
8-178-17
McGraw-Hill
Applying the Writing Process
(contd.)
Planning (contd.)
• Write a thesis that makes a significant poi...
8-188-18
McGraw-Hill
Applying the Writing Process
(contd.)
Composing
• Write a first draft, using the steps from
the chapt...
8-198-19
McGraw-Hill
Applying the Writing Process
(contd.)
Getting Feedback
• Ask someone to read your rough draft
and ans...
8-208-20
McGraw-Hill
Applying the Writing Process
(contd.)
Revising
• Using the feedback provided, revise your
essay.
• Ma...
8-218-21
McGraw-Hill
Applying the Writing Process
(contd.)
Editing
• Read your essay again.
• Check for errors in grammar,...
8-228-22
McGraw-Hill
Applying the Writing Process
(contd.)
Proofreading
• Read your essay at least one
more time.
• Look f...
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  1. 1. McGraw-Hill 8Comparing and Contrasting: Computers andTechnology
  2. 2. 8-28-2 McGraw-Hill Learning Outcomes • Identify real world applications for comparing and contrasting. • Understand the steps for comparing and contrasting. • Interpret images and readings about computers and technology.
  3. 3. 8-38-3 McGraw-Hill Learning Outcomes (contd.) • Analyze the rhetorical situation for comparing and contrasting. • Apply the steps for writing a comparison and contrast essay.
  4. 4. 8-48-4 McGraw-Hill Real World Applications (LO 8.1) School • You may be required to find the similarities and differences between two school subjects. • You may compare and contrast two literary characters. .
  5. 5. 8-58-5 McGraw-Hill Real World Applications (contd.) Daily Life • You make comparisons daily when selecting what meal to eat or which groceries to buy. • You may compare and contrast two cars before making a purchase.
  6. 6. 8-68-6 McGraw-Hill Real World Applications (contd.) Career • You may need to compare and contrast two job offers before choosing one. • You may need to compare and contrast two pieces of equipment for your office.
  7. 7. 8-78-7 McGraw-Hill Steps for Writing Compare & Contrast Essays (LO 8.2) • Begin by identifying the elements you are going to compare. • Use a block or point-by- point approach. • Describe your subjects fairly and accurately. • Consider using an analogy. • Use transitions to help your writing flow smoothly. • Conclude logically.
  8. 8. 8-88-8 McGraw-Hill Computers &Technology (LO 8.3) Writing about an image • Write a compare and contrast essay about a picture in the chapter. • You may choose to write about the image itself or about something that it reminds you of.
  9. 9. 8-98-9 McGraw-Hill Computers &Technology (contd.) Media connection for solving a problem • Refer to the suggested media for additional compare and contrast topics. • Exploring various forms of media may help you better understand methods for comparing and contrasting. • Always cite your sources.
  10. 10. 8-108-10 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (LO 8.4) Subject • Compare only two items at a time while mastering this writing strategy. • You may choose two different items that seem similar. • You may choose two similar items that seem different. • Make sure your comparison has a worthwhile point.
  11. 11. 8-118-11 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (contd.) Purpose • Make sure to have a clear reason for making the comparison. • Keep focused on your purpose.
  12. 12. 8-128-12 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (contd.) Audience • Determine who your readers will be. • Decide what details will be the most critical for your readers.
  13. 13. 8-138-13 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (contd.) Strategy • Determine if you are simply exploring similarities and differences. • Decide if combined strategies are necessary.
  14. 14. 8-148-14 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (contd.) Design • Determine the number of points necessary to make your comparison and contrast clear to the reader. • Decide if graphic elements are needed to clarify any points.
  15. 15. 8-158-15 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (LO 8.5) Discovering • Make sure you have a valid point for your readers to consider. • Consider brainstorming or freewriting to gather ideas.
  16. 16. 8-168-16 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Planning • Make a list of similarities and differences. • Narrow the list to determine the points most interesting and beneficial to the audience. • Use a Venn Diagram to organize your thoughts.
  17. 17. 8-178-17 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Planning (contd.) • Write a thesis that makes a significant point. • Decide whether the block or point-by- point method would be more appropriate. • Create an outline.
  18. 18. 8-188-18 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Composing • Write a first draft, using the steps from the chapter as a guide. • Don’t focus on grammar and punctuation during this step. • Work on fully developing the details related to each subject you are comparing and contrasting.
  19. 19. 8-198-19 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Getting Feedback • Ask someone to read your rough draft and answer the peer review questions. • Get a second opinion as well, if possible. • Ask your reviewer if your overall approach was effective.
  20. 20. 8-208-20 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Revising • Using the feedback provided, revise your essay. • Make sure you’ve given fair coverage to each subject. • Ensure that the points flow smoothly. • Add, delete, or rearrange ideas as needed. • Decide if the organizational method you selected is the best choice.
  21. 21. 8-218-21 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Editing • Read your essay again. • Check for errors in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. • Carefully review your word choice.
  22. 22. 8-228-22 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Proofreading • Read your essay at least one more time. • Look for typing errors. • Check for errors that may interfere with the reader’s understanding of the essay.
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