Leaving Cert: Paper 2 Leaving Cert: Paper 2Instructions for Comparative Question Do I want … or do Ithis car … ? want that other car?
Part A of my question: … or do I want to discuss Do I want to relationships discuss in I’m Notrelationships in Scared? Sive?
Understand what comparison orUnderstand what comparison orcontrast requires you to docontrast requires you to do This question is testing your ability to compare two texts Important: Discussion of similarities and differences Your job is to interest the reader. Choose points to discuss that are not immediately obvious.
Linking words;Even though on the other handequally althoughsimilarly in contrastcompared with unlikean equivalent howeverin the same way despite thislikewise Thoughas with differ
Now let’s test yourunderstanding . . .
My sister and I look alike, haveMy sister and I look alike, havecommon hobbies, and enjoy thecommon hobbies, and enjoy thesame foods.same foods.Boring
Even though Venus and Serena Williams areEven though Venus and Serena Williams areboth professional tennis stars, they differ inboth professional tennis stars, they differ intheir opinions about men, movies, and music.their opinions about men, movies, and music.Excellent!
Make the comparison orMake the comparison orcontrast interesting.contrast interesting.Be sure that your essay has a purpose.Ask yourself this important question: Whywould anyone want to read this comparisonor contrast?
Structure should look like this … Structure should look like this … Part ADiscussion of one text only Part B Introduction IntroductionDiscussion of both textsThis time I will be introducing my Part A second text and comparing it All about Subject A All about Subject A to the statement in part A. I will use words like; Subject A is similar / different from] Subject B. All about All about Part It is important that I Subject A & B Subject A & B refer to the question A&B in my answer. Conclusion Conclusion
Decide the topic for your actualDecide the topic for your actualessay:essay: Your comparison/contrast essay will discuss the similarities/differences between Sive and I’m Not Scared Remember that you need a purpose for the comparison / contrast.
Add support with direct quotations..Add support with direct quotationsFirst, introduce the source witha speaker tag. Mena says/states “……” According to Mick Glavin, Mena is “…………..,” …