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GE 117 Composition I<br />Week Nine – Comparison/Contrast Essays<br />
GE 117 Composition I<br />	Let’s review from last week: <br />		Resumes and Cover Letters	<br />Resume: A self-marketing d...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Chronological Resume<br /> - “Traditional” format used by many people<br /> -  Focuses on previo...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Functional Resume<br /> - Format ideal for those changing fields, just out of school, or with li...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Cover Letters<br /> - Business correspondence that accompanies a resume sent to employer<br /> -...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Today’s Objectives<br />Define Comparison/Contrast as both cognitive and writing processes<br />...
GE 117 Composition I<br />	Comparison and Contrast – Chapter 16<br />Comparison – The analysis of how two or more subjects...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Although all C/C essays are structured very similarly, there are a vari...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Reason 1 : To solely give information in a straightforward, objective m...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Reason 2: To show that seemingly alike subjects are actually different....
GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Reason 3: To show that seemingly different subjects are actually quite ...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Reason 4: To show that 1 subject is better (according to some criteria)...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Helpful Strategies to keep in mind!<br />Only use subjects that are log...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Practice Time!!!!!!<br />3. In your thesis statement, identify the subj...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />5. Organize the points in 1 of 2 ways:<br />	A) One-side-at-a-time meth...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Let’s look at 2 examples:<br />See Student Outline on page 354<br />Read “The Ugly Truth about B...
GE 117 Composition I<br />Homework: get caught up with this and the rest of your classes. <br />
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  1. 1. GE 117 Composition I<br />Week Nine – Comparison/Contrast Essays<br />
  2. 2. GE 117 Composition I<br /> Let’s review from last week: <br /> Resumes and Cover Letters <br />Resume: A self-marketing document that details education, skills, work experience, etc. There are two major types: Chronological and Functional.<br />
  3. 3. GE 117 Composition I<br />Chronological Resume<br /> - “Traditional” format used by many people<br /> - Focuses on previous work history to demonstrate qualifications for a position<br /> - Works backwards from most current job<br /> - Includes education history and skills<br />
  4. 4. GE 117 Composition I<br />Functional Resume<br /> - Format ideal for those changing fields, just out of school, or with limited work experience<br /> - Emphasizes knowledge/skills/abilities to demonstrate qualifications for a job<br /> - Still includes, but doesn’t emphasize, previous work history<br />
  5. 5. GE 117 Composition I<br />Cover Letters<br /> - Business correspondence that accompanies a resume sent to employer<br /> - States interest in a specific position (paragraph 1)<br /> - Summarizes education, experience, and skills relevant to position (paragraph 2)<br /> - Asks for an opportunity to discuss position or interview (paragraph 3).<br /> - Has addresses, dates, salutations, signature.<br />
  6. 6. GE 117 Composition I<br />Today’s Objectives<br />Define Comparison/Contrast as both cognitive and writing processes<br />Identify common reasons/objectives for Comparison/Contrast<br />Describe strategies to use Comparison/Contrast effectively.<br />
  7. 7. GE 117 Composition I<br /> Comparison and Contrast – Chapter 16<br />Comparison – The analysis of how two or more subjects are alike or similar.<br />Contrast – The analysis of how two or more subjects are unalike or different.<br />
  8. 8. GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Although all C/C essays are structured very similarly, there are a variety of reasons that one would use it as a writing model.<br />
  9. 9. GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Reason 1 : To solely give information in a straightforward, objective manner. <br />E.g. – What’s the difference between ale and lager? (An ale is top fermented at a higher temperature for a shorter period of time. Lager is bottom fermented at a lower temperature for a longer period of time)<br />
  10. 10. GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Reason 2: To show that seemingly alike subjects are actually different.<br />Ex– Football and Rugby or Cricket and Baseball seem similar, but there are actually drastic differences between the two.<br />
  11. 11. GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Reason 3: To show that seemingly different subjects are actually quite similar.<br />Ex – Web browsers may look or feel quite different, but they are actually quite similar in their construction and application.<br />news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10144186-2.html<br />
  12. 12. GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Reason 4: To show that 1 subject is better (according to some criteria) than another or others.<br />This is perhaps the most common application of C/C, especially when making consumer decisions!<br />
  13. 13. GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Helpful Strategies to keep in mind!<br />Only use subjects that are logically similar and can be compared/contrasted using the same criteria.<br />Remember to stay focused on your overall purpose for the C/C : Reasons 1-4 from before. <br />
  14. 14. GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Practice Time!!!!!!<br />3. In your thesis statement, identify the subjects you will analyze and whether you will compare, contrast, or both.<br />4. Select the points you will discuss about the subjects, and only ones that back up your overall thesis and objective. <br />
  15. 15. GE 117 Composition I<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />5. Organize the points in 1 of 2 ways:<br /> A) One-side-at-a-time method<br /> B) Alternating or Point-by-point method<br /> (See page 349 for examples)<br />6) Use transition words to help the reader: <br />Also, as well, similarly, likewise, in the same way<br /> In contrast, on the other hand, but, although, despite, however, but<br />
  16. 16. GE 117 Composition I<br />Let’s look at 2 examples:<br />See Student Outline on page 354<br />Read “The Ugly Truth about Beauty” on page 367.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysCfllGVEM8<br />
  17. 17. GE 117 Composition I<br />Homework: get caught up with this and the rest of your classes. <br />

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