C o mp a r is o n A l s o Dis c u s s e s Un f a mil ia r T h in g s A sportswriter might compare: The English sport of rugby American football
A history teacher might compare: France’s court system United States court system
Com isons Inf l uence Im t ant Decisions par por What will be your major? engineering chemistry law medicine
Com isons M par ust Shar e Com on Gr ound m T wo golfers: D riving ab ility P utting ab ility S and p lay P referred club s
Or g a n i zi n g a Com pa r i s onT here are two b asic p atterns toorganize a com p arison/contrastp ap er: B lock P attern Alternating P attern
Block OrganizationIn the block style of organization, eachsubject is discussed one at a time andthere are at least two paragraphs. Each section needs to be short. Readers can only remember short pieces of information.
Block StyleFor an essay that compares and contrastswriting in college and writing at work: Subject A: Writing in College Point 1: Audience Instructor Point 2: Purpose To fulfill an assignment. Point 3: Outcomes: Feedback, evaluation, grade
Block OrganizationSubject B: Writing at WorkPoint 1: Audience:Boss or customerPoint 2: Purpose :To convey informationPoint 3: Outcomes:Follow-up action
Point-By Point O rganizationPoint 1: A udience C ollege: Instructor Work: BossPoint 2: Purpose C ollege: To fulfill an assignm ent Work: To convey inform ationPoint 3: Outcomes C ollege: Feedback, grade Work: Follow-up action
Vocabulary of Comparing/ContrastingAlthough on the contraryboth on the other handhowever similarlyin contrast thoughlike where (whereas)while
Can be as simple as comparing a Kitten to aPuppy
CC OO NM TP RA AR SI TN IG N Different Kinds of Cows G
Most important: be organized and it will. . . put a smile on your face.