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Comparison and contrast essay

  1. 1. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST ESSAYS • A comparison and contrast essay explains the similarities and differences between two topics (ideas, people, or things).
  2. 2. • You can follow these steps when writing a comparison and contrast essay: • 1. Have and introduction (relevant information about the 2 topics being compared and contrasted) • 2. Include a thesis statement (purpose for comparing and contrasting)
  3. 3. • 3. Support your thesis throughout the essay (examples and details related to the thesis statement) 4. Include all points of comparison and contrast (All points need to be discussed for each topic)
  4. 4. 5. Add specific details and examples (illustrate similarities and differences) 6. Have a conclusion. (summarize main ideas of the essay and include any final thoughts)
  5. 5. • One way to organize a comparison contrast essay is to use point-by- point organization, in which each point of comparison becomes the topic of a paragraph.
  6. 6. I. Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss differences between vacationing in the mountains or at the beach. II. First difference between mountains and beaches is climate A. Mountains B. Beach
  7. 7. III. Second difference between mountains and beaches are types of activities A. Mountains B. Beach IV. Third difference between mountains and beaches is the location A. Mountains B. Beach V. Conclusion
  8. 8. • In block organization, you arrange similarities together in a block and all the differences together in a block. • When you use this pattern, you can discuss either the similarities first or the differences first. • You can write a transition paragraph (or sentence) between the 2 blocks.
  9. 9. I. Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss the differences between vacationing in the mountains or at the beach II. Mountain A. Climate B. Types of Activities C. Location
  10. 10. III. Beach A. Climate B. Types of Activities C. Location IV. Conclusion
  11. 11. THANK YOU!
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