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English 1010
Session Five
“The Compare & Contrast Essay”
What is comparison and contrast?
• Comparison shows how two or more things are similar
• Contrast shows how two or more th...
Prewriting and Strategies for Writing
Prewriting and Strategies for Writing
• Be sure your subjects are at least somewhat
alike – “apples to oranges” rather tha...
Prewriting and Strategies for Writing
• Select strong points to be discussed – use
items that prove your point
• Select th...
Compare and Contrast – Sample Topics
and Use of the Venn Diagram
Compare and Contrast
Labradoodle Badger
Compare and Contrast
Labradoodle Badger
Domestic Animal Wild
Gentle/Playful Temperament Vicious
Definitely
Possibility
as ...
Using the Venn Diagram for Graphic Comparisons
Labradoodle Badger
Animal
Domestic
Good Pet
Gentle
Wild
Vicious
Poor choice...
Compare and Contrast
Compare and Contrast
Similarities
• Both are popular
beverages
• Both can be with or
without caffeine
• Both have multiple...
Using the Venn Diagram for Graphic Comparisons
Coca Cola Starbucks
Served cold
Carbonated
Served hot or cold
Retail Outlet...
Compare and Contrast
Compare and Contrast
Barrack Obama Rush Limbaugh
President of the
United States Public Figure Radio Personality
Large foll...
Using the Venn Diagram for Graphic Comparisons
Barrack Obama Rush Limbaugh
Passionate
Popular
Political
US President
Liber...
Compare and Contrast
Darth Vader Luke Skywalker
Compare and Contrast
Darth Vader Luke Skywalker
Topic
Topic
Topic
Topic
Topic
Using the Venn Diagram for Graphic
Comparisons
Darth Vader Luke Skywalker
Your Assignment
• Compose a 3-5 page compare/contrast essay on a topic
of your choice
– It is suggested (but not required)...
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Eng 1010 powerpoints week 5

  1. 1. English 1010 Session Five “The Compare & Contrast Essay”
  2. 2. What is comparison and contrast? • Comparison shows how two or more things are similar • Contrast shows how two or more things are different • In most writing situations, the two related processes are used together Longman p 298 -299
  3. 3. Prewriting and Strategies for Writing
  4. 4. Prewriting and Strategies for Writing • Be sure your subjects are at least somewhat alike – “apples to oranges” rather than “apples to Volkswagens” • Stay focused – develop only those details that relate to the topic at hand • Form a strong thesis – identify if you are comparing similarities, differences or both
  5. 5. Prewriting and Strategies for Writing • Select strong points to be discussed – use items that prove your point • Select the appropriate pattern – “One side at a time” – this is where you present all your facts about one item then all about the other and finish with a conclusion – “Point/Counter-point” – you compare your topics one characteristic at a time and finish with a conclusion • Supply the reader with solid transitions
  6. 6. Compare and Contrast – Sample Topics and Use of the Venn Diagram
  7. 7. Compare and Contrast Labradoodle Badger
  8. 8. Compare and Contrast Labradoodle Badger Domestic Animal Wild Gentle/Playful Temperament Vicious Definitely Possibility as a Pet No Way
  9. 9. Using the Venn Diagram for Graphic Comparisons Labradoodle Badger Animal Domestic Good Pet Gentle Wild Vicious Poor choice for a pet
  10. 10. Compare and Contrast
  11. 11. Compare and Contrast Similarities • Both are popular beverages • Both can be with or without caffeine • Both have multiple varieties • Both are American- based companies Differences • Coca Cola is a carbonated beverage • Starbucks has product- specific retail outlets • Coca Cola is not commonly served hot; Starbucks comes both hot & cold
  12. 12. Using the Venn Diagram for Graphic Comparisons Coca Cola Starbucks Served cold Carbonated Served hot or cold Retail Outlets Popular beverage W/ or W/out Caffeine USA based company Many Varieties
  13. 13. Compare and Contrast
  14. 14. Compare and Contrast Barrack Obama Rush Limbaugh President of the United States Public Figure Radio Personality Large following Popularity Large following Democratic Political Party Republican Moderate Liberal Political Views Harsh Conservative Yes Passionate for his country Yes
  15. 15. Using the Venn Diagram for Graphic Comparisons Barrack Obama Rush Limbaugh Passionate Popular Political US President Liberal Democrat Radio Personality Republican Conservative
  16. 16. Compare and Contrast Darth Vader Luke Skywalker
  17. 17. Compare and Contrast Darth Vader Luke Skywalker Topic Topic Topic Topic Topic
  18. 18. Using the Venn Diagram for Graphic Comparisons Darth Vader Luke Skywalker
  19. 19. Your Assignment • Compose a 3-5 page compare/contrast essay on a topic of your choice – It is suggested (but not required) that your essay relates to your program of study • The essay should be double spaced in 12 pt. Arial or Calibri font with standard margins • There should be no “Title Page” for this assignment. • If you use any outside sources of information, you must document these sources using MLA style and provide a list of sources at the end of the paper.

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