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Comparison contrast

  1. 1. Comparison and Contrast Understanding the differences between Point by Point and Similarities and Differences Essays
  2. 2. The Introduction Introduction  The introduction talks about the two things you want to compare and contrast.  The thesis is usually in the last part of the introduction. It tells the reader what the writer’s opinion is.  The introduction can be the same for point by point and similarities and differences essays.
  3. 3. The Conclusion  The conclusion summarizes everything you just wrote.  Make sure you state the thesis again, using different words.  The conclusion can be Conclusion the same for point by point and similarities and differences essays.
  4. 4. The Body Paragraphs Point by Point Similarities and Differences Topic 1 Similarities Topic 2 Differences Topic 3 Main differences
  5. 5. Point by Point essays use topics Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3  Each body paragraph has a topic, or key point that it discusses.  Inside any of these paragraphs, you can talk about things that are the same or different between the two subjects.
  6. 6. Similarities Differences Main Differences Similarities and Differences divide up what is similar and what is different about the two subjects  The first paragraph usually talks about what the two subjects have that are the same.  The second paragraph talks about what is different.  The final body paragraph talks about the main differences between the two subjects.
  7. 7. Point by point Similarities and Differences Introduction Introduction Topic 1 Similarities Topic 2 Differences Topic 3 Main Differences Conclusion Conclusion
  8. 8. When you should use each type: Point by point • Both subjects are equal in many ways. • You want to talk about both subjects’ similarities and differences in several key areas or topics • If your thesis is something like this: Hamburgers and pizza will remain popular with college students because of their convenience, price, and delicious taste. Similarities and Differences • You want to say one subject is better than the other • You want to write about all the similarities and differences separately • You are focusing on what makes the two subjects really different from one another • If your thesis is something like this: Although both hamburgers and pizza are popular with college students, pizza is far superior in many ways.

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