It is almost prom and you still don’t have a date. You are torn between asking your girl best friend and your crush. To he...
<ul><li>Girl Best Friend </li></ul><ul><li>Looks: </li></ul><ul><li>Long hair </li></ul><ul><li>Brown, almond-shaped eyes ...
What are their... <ul><li>Similarities? </li></ul><ul><li>Unique Characteristics? </li></ul>
Who will you choose?
Comparison  and  Contrast
Comparison and Contrast <ul><li>Compare </li></ul><ul><li>Similarities </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast  </li></ul><ul><li>Diffe...
Comparison  and  Contrast
How do we identify points for comparison? <ul><li>Identify a general category that can be found in the text (looks, person...
Comparison  and  Contrast
Comparison  or  Contrast   <ul><li>A  Comparison  or  Contrast  essay is an essay in which you either compare something or...
<ul><li>Encircle the general categories. </li></ul><ul><li>Underline the supporting details that belong to each category. ...
What’s the thesis statement of the piece? A man’s considerations in choosing cars are very similar to his considerations i...
What is the main idea of the thesis statement? A man’s considerations in choosing cars are very similar to his considerati...
What is the main idea of the thesis statement? A man’s considerations in choosing cars are very similar to his considerati...
What are the supporting ideas? A man’s considerations in choosing cars are very similar to his considerations in choosing ...
What are the supporting ideas? A man’s considerations in choosing cars are very similar to his considerations in choosing ...
CARS GIRLS 1. VALUE / QUALITY <ul><li>go through dealerships </li></ul><ul><li>pick first exciting </li></ul><ul><li>go th...
2  ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS
BLOCK <ul><li>This pattern separates your discussion into two paragraphs.  </li></ul><ul><li>For example, if you want to w...
<ul><li>I.Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss the differences between vacationing in the moun...
POINT-BY-POINT OR ALTERNATING <ul><li>In this pattern, the paragraphs devoted to the discussion of the main points are bro...
I.Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss differences between vacationing in the mountains or at ...
Source: http://eslbee.com Advanced Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English
<ul><li>Introduction - leave four spaces first </li></ul><ul><li>- State your thesis statement. </li></ul>What’s usually a...
What is the thesis statement? A man’s considerations in choosing cars are very similar to his considerations in choosing g...
In which category are they similar? In which category are they different? General Categories 1. 2.  3.
III. Conclusion What final point would you like to make?
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    1. 1. It is almost prom and you still don’t have a date. You are torn between asking your girl best friend and your crush. To help you out, your friends tell you to list down the characteristics of each girl based on the following criteria: LOOKS PERSONALITY
    2. 2. <ul><li>Girl Best Friend </li></ul><ul><li>Looks: </li></ul><ul><li>Long hair </li></ul><ul><li>Brown, almond-shaped eyes eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Petite </li></ul><ul><li>Personality: </li></ul><ul><li>Witty </li></ul><ul><li>Boisterous </li></ul><ul><li>Smart </li></ul><ul><li>Crush </li></ul><ul><li>Looks: </li></ul><ul><li>Long hair </li></ul><ul><li>Brown, chinita eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Tall </li></ul><ul><li>Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Witty </li></ul><ul><li>Demure </li></ul><ul><li>Smart </li></ul>
    3. 3. What are their... <ul><li>Similarities? </li></ul><ul><li>Unique Characteristics? </li></ul>
    4. 4. Who will you choose?
    5. 5. Comparison and Contrast
    6. 6. Comparison and Contrast <ul><li>Compare </li></ul><ul><li>Similarities </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Differences </li></ul>
    7. 7. Comparison and Contrast
    8. 8. How do we identify points for comparison? <ul><li>Identify a general category that can be found in the text (looks, personality, functions, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>List down all the supporting details under those categories. </li></ul><ul><li>List down all the characteristics that are unique to what you are comparing. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Comparison and Contrast
    10. 10. Comparison  or  Contrast   <ul><li>A  Comparison  or  Contrast  essay is an essay in which you either compare something or contrast something.  </li></ul><ul><li>A comparison essay is an essay in which you emphasize the similarities </li></ul><ul><li>A contrast essay is an essay in which you emphasize the differences.  </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Encircle the general categories. </li></ul><ul><li>Underline the supporting details that belong to each category. </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes to read and mark </li></ul>Read My Mazda, My Macy on p. 99.
    12. 12. What’s the thesis statement of the piece? A man’s considerations in choosing cars are very similar to his considerations in choosing girls: quality and cost.
    13. 13. What is the main idea of the thesis statement? A man’s considerations in choosing cars are very similar to his considerations in choosing girls: quality and cost.
    14. 14. What is the main idea of the thesis statement? A man’s considerations in choosing cars are very similar to his considerations in choosing girls : quality and cost.
    15. 15. What are the supporting ideas? A man’s considerations in choosing cars are very similar to his considerations in choosing girls : quality and cost.
    16. 16. What are the supporting ideas? A man’s considerations in choosing cars are very similar to his considerations in choosing girls : quality and cost. Quality corresponds to what paragraph? Cost corresponds to what paragraph? 2 3
    17. 17. CARS GIRLS 1. VALUE / QUALITY <ul><li>go through dealerships </li></ul><ul><li>pick first exciting </li></ul><ul><li>go through town </li></ul><ul><li>court right away </li></ul>2. COST <ul><li>consider fuel, tune-ups </li></ul><ul><li>consider restaurants, flowers </li></ul>
    18. 18. 2 ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS
    19. 19. BLOCK <ul><li>This pattern separates your discussion into two paragraphs. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, if you want to write a contrast essay about taking a vacation in the mountains or in the beach, you have to devote one section that discusses the mountains alone then another section that discusses the beach. </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>I.Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss the differences between vacationing in the mountains or at the beach </li></ul><ul><li>II.Mountain A.  Climate B.  Types of Activities   C.  Location  </li></ul><ul><li>III.Beach A.  Climate B.  Types of Activities   C.  Location  </li></ul><ul><li>IV.Conclusion </li></ul>
    21. 21. POINT-BY-POINT OR ALTERNATING <ul><li>In this pattern, the paragraphs devoted to the discussion of the main points are broken down into discussing one particular point about topic 1 then immediately gives the same point for topic 2. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the example about mountains and beaches, if you discuss point 1 about the mountain, you should mention the same point about the beach. </li></ul>
    22. 22. I.Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss differences between vacationing in the mountains or at the beach II.First difference between mountains and beaches is climate A.  Mountains B.  Beach III.Second difference between mountains and beaches are types of activities A.  Mountains B.  Beach IV.Third difference between mountains and beaches is the location A.  Mountains B.  Beach V.Conclusion
    23. 23. Source: http://eslbee.com Advanced Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English
    24. 24. <ul><li>Introduction - leave four spaces first </li></ul><ul><li>- State your thesis statement. </li></ul>What’s usually at the end of the introduction? Methods 1. Ask a question. 2. Fact or statistic 3. Cite a quotation. 4. Anecdote.
    25. 25. What is the thesis statement? A man’s considerations in choosing cars are very similar to his considerations in choosing girls: quality and cost.
    26. 26. In which category are they similar? In which category are they different? General Categories 1. 2. 3.
    27. 27. III. Conclusion What final point would you like to make?

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