“Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like a sprint;
there are long stretches of hard work punctua...
Compare & Contrast
 Decide between 2 things
 Compare to find similarities
 Contrast to find differences
 Helps you mak...
Comparison and Contrast at
Work
 Stephen Bergeron’s example – p. 131
Compare & Contrast
Paragraph
 2 different subjects
 Different aspects of 1 subject
 Purposes
 Make a judgment about 2 ...
Patterns
Point-by-Point
 Point 1
 Topic A
 Topic B
 Point 2
 Topic A
 Topic B
 Point 3
 Topic A
 Topic B
 Salary
 MacDon...
Topic-by-Topic
 Topic A
 Point 1
 Point 2
 Point 3
 Topic B
 Point 1
 Point 2
 Point 3
 MacDonald’s
 Salary
 Ho...
p. 134
Vocabulary Boost
Topic Sentences
 Indicates what is being compared and
contrasted and expresses a controlling idea
 Although all dogs mak...
Practice 2- p.135
The Supporting Ideas
 Help clarify the similarities and differences
expressed in the topic sentence.
The First Draft
 Transitional Words & Expressions
 P. 140
Comparison & Contrast
Paragraph Checklist
 Does my topic sentence explain what I am
comparing/contrasting?
 Does my topi...
The Thesis Statement
 Indicates if you are making comparisons,
contrasts or both
 Specify what you are comparing and
con...
Essay Plan
 P. 229
The Comparison & Contrast
Essay
 “Two Jobs” – p. 230
 Practice 15 – p. 231
p. 541
Vocabulary & Comprehension
 Comeuppance means…
 (b) punishment
 A synonym for solace.
 comfort
 Give examples of spir...
p. 564
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  • Chapter 10. The Writer ’s World: Paragraphs & Essays, 3 rd ed.
  • Compare & Contrast Writing

    1. 1. “Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like a sprint; there are long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform our best.”
    2. 2. Compare & Contrast  Decide between 2 things  Compare to find similarities  Contrast to find differences  Helps you make judgments about things  Help you understand familiar things better
    3. 3. Comparison and Contrast at Work  Stephen Bergeron’s example – p. 131
    4. 4. Compare & Contrast Paragraph  2 different subjects  Different aspects of 1 subject  Purposes  Make a judgment about 2 things  Describe or understand 2 familiar things
    5. 5. Patterns
    6. 6. Point-by-Point  Point 1  Topic A  Topic B  Point 2  Topic A  Topic B  Point 3  Topic A  Topic B  Salary  MacDonald’s – Low  Kohl’s - High  Distance to Parents  LCCC – Nearby  Penn State – Far away  Colleagues  LikeThem  Don’t KnowThem Kyle’s Example
    7. 7. Topic-by-Topic  Topic A  Point 1  Point 2  Point 3  Topic B  Point 1  Point 2  Point 3  MacDonald’s  Salary  Hours  Coworkers  Kohl’s  Salary  Hours  Coworkers Kyle’s Example
    8. 8. p. 134 Vocabulary Boost
    9. 9. Topic Sentences  Indicates what is being compared and contrasted and expresses a controlling idea  Although all dogs make good house pets, large dogs are much more useful than small dogs.
    10. 10. Practice 2- p.135
    11. 11. The Supporting Ideas  Help clarify the similarities and differences expressed in the topic sentence.
    12. 12. The First Draft  Transitional Words & Expressions  P. 140
    13. 13. Comparison & Contrast Paragraph Checklist  Does my topic sentence explain what I am comparing/contrasting?  Does my topic sentence make a point about the comparison?  Does my paragraph have a point-by-point or topic-by-topic pattern?  Does my paragraph either focus on similarities or differences?  Do all of my supporting examples clearly relate to the topics that I am comparing or contrasting?
    14. 14. The Thesis Statement  Indicates if you are making comparisons, contrasts or both  Specify what you are comparing and contrasting and the controlling idea Although neat people have a very nice environment, messy people are more relaxed.
    15. 15. Essay Plan  P. 229
    16. 16. The Comparison & Contrast Essay  “Two Jobs” – p. 230  Practice 15 – p. 231
    17. 17. p. 541
    18. 18. Vocabulary & Comprehension  Comeuppance means…  (b) punishment  A synonym for solace.  comfort  Give examples of spirituality from the essay.  Why does the author object to believers who try to challenge his nonbelief?  He thinks that people who threaten him act superior
    19. 19. p. 564

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