Comparison contrast essay

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Comparison contrast essay

  1. 1. Organizing aComparison/Contrast Essay Point-by-Point Arrangement vs. Block Arrangement
  2. 2. IntroBasic Essay Format Thesis Introductory paragraph with thesis statement at the end Body Three or more body Paragraph paragraphs (new topic or point for each paragraph) Body Paragraph Conclusion that sums up main points and restates thesis in different words Body Paragraph Conclusion
  3. 3. About Comparison/Contrast Choose two subjects that have something in common, and show how they are alike and different Choose a basis for comparison (specific points or criteria that you will focus on for this paper) Create a thesis statement (a statement of fact that summarizes the main point of the essay) Choose an organization pattern for the body paragraphs (point-by-point or block arrangement)
  4. 4. Point-by-Point Arrangement  Choose one feature or point at a time and discuss both items in the same paragraph  Example: Cars vs. Motorcycles  First point: Safety  Compare and contrast how safe each vehicle is  Second point: Fuel Efficiency  Compare and contrast the fuel efficiency of each vehicle  Third point: Style  Compare and contrast how stylish each vehicle is
  5. 5. Point-by-Point Arrangement First point (safety) Item A (cars) Item B (motorcycles) Second Point (fuel efficiency) Item A (cars) Item B (motorcycles) Third Point (style) Item A (cars) Item B (motorcycles)
  6. 6. Block Arrangement Discuss all the features about one subject, and then move on to the second subject. A third body paragraph compares and contrast the two subjects Example: Cars vs. Motorcyles  First subject: Cars  Discuss all the features of cars (safety, fuel, style)  Second subject: Motorcycles  Discuss all the features of motorcycles (safety, fuel, style)  Compare and contrast  Discuss how cars and motorcycles are alike and different
  7. 7. Block Arrangement • Point 1 (safety) • Point 2 (fuel efficiency) Cars • Point 3 (style) • Point 1 (safety) • Point 2 (fuel efficiency)Motor-cycles • Point 3 (style) • Compare Both • Contrast

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