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Essay Structure

  1. 1. Essay Structure Comparison or Contrast Essays
  2. 2. Purpose  Compare- What is similar?  Contrast- What is different?  We use this manner of thinking all the time. Which college is better? Which car should I buy? Which product is a better deal?
  3. 3. Block Arrangement (five paragraphs) I. Introduction in which you state your purpose, which is to discuss the differences or similarities between folklore in different cultures. II. Culture 1 A. Setting B. Characters C. Theme III. Culture 2 A. Setting B. Characters C. Theme IV. Culture 3 A. Setting B. Characters C. Theme V. Conclusion One Format
  4. 4. Point-by-Point or Alternating Arrangement (five paragraphs) I . Introduction in which you state your purpose, which is to discuss the differences or similarities between folklore in different cultures. I I . First difference (One element) A. Culture 1 B. Culture 2 C. Culture 3 I I I . Second difference (Another element) A. Culture 1 B. Culture 2 C. Culture 3 I V . Third difference (Yet another element) A. Culture 1 B. Culture 2 C. Culture 3 V . Conclusion Another Option
  5. 5. Here is a list of comparison conjunctions you can use: Short Conjunctions Longer Expressions Similarly, Likewise, ...the same... ...the same as... ...also... ..., too. both In the same way, X is similar to Y in that (they)... X and Y are similar in that (they)... Like X, Y [verb]... In like manner, One way in which X is similar to Y is (that)... Another way in which X is similar to Y is (that)...
  6. 6. Here are some contrast conjunctions that you can use: Short Conjunctions Subordinating Conjunctions However, In contrast, By contrast, ..., but ..., yet On the other hand, even though + [sentence] although + [sentence] whereas + [sentence] unlike + [sentence] while + [sentence] nevertheless,
  7. 7. Here are some contrast conjunctions that you can use: Short Conjunctions Subordinating Conjunctions However, In contrast, By contrast, ..., but ..., yet On the other hand, even though + [sentence] although + [sentence] whereas + [sentence] unlike + [sentence] while + [sentence] nevertheless,

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