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Compare and Contrast Essay Writing : 

A Review of the Basics Compare and Contrast Essay Writing

Compare and Contrast Essays : 

Compare and Contrast Essays Compare and contrast essays are an important type of academic writing. These essays will follow a specific question and are fairly easy to complete.

Types : 

Types There are two types of compare and contrast essays: 1) Point by Point 2) Subject to Subject We will briefly go over the structure of each type.

Point by Point : 

Point by Point The Point by Point Method will have 5 major parts. These parts may consist of one or multiple paragraphs.

Point by Point Part 1 : 

Point by Point Part 1 Introduction Your introduction — like the five-paragraph-essay, should open generally (with a quotation, anecdote, generalization), and lead into the thesis statement.

Point by Point Part 2 : 

Point by Point Part 2 Topic 1 This next portion of your essay (which may consist of one paragraph or several) should cover only the first topic of the comparison and contrast. Compare/Contrast essays take two topics and illustrate how they are similar and dissimilar. Do not mention topic 2 in this first portion.

Point by Point Part 3 : 

Point by Point Part 3 Topic 2 This next portion of your essay (which may also consist of one or more paragraphs) should cover the second of the two topics. Do not discuss Topic 1 in this section. Since you have already gone into great detail about it, you may allude to Topic 1 briefly; however, do not analyze Topic 1 in this section. This portion of the paper is to discuss Topic 2 in great detail.

Point by Point Part 4 : 

Point by Point Part 4 Topics 1 and 2 Together Now that you have analyzed both Topic 1 and Topic 2 independently, now it is time to analyze them together. This section may also be one or several paragraphs.

Point by Point Part 5 : 

Point by Point Part 5 Conclusion The conclusion — like the introduction — should be a generalization of the thesis. This paragraph should express your certainty and absolute knowledge on the subject matter. You should reaffirm your thesis (essentially restate it in new words) and show how you've proven it.

Point by Point Breakdown : 

Point by Point Breakdown Paragraph 1: Introduction (with Thesis) Paragraph 2: Topic 1 (Comparison a) Paragraph 3: Topic 1 (Comparison b) Paragraph 4: Topic 1 (Comparison c) Paragraph 5: Topic 2 (Contrast a) Paragraph 6: Topic 2 (Contrast b) Paragraph 7: Topic 2 (Contrast c) Paragraph 8: Conclusion

Subject to Subject Method : 

Subject to Subject Method The other method of writing a compare and contrast essay is the subject to subject method. This shows all of the comparisons between the two subjects in the first part of the essay, and then moves on to cover all of the differences in the second part of the essay. This method has four basic parts.

Subject to Subject Part 1 : 

Subject to Subject Part 1 Introduction Your introduction — like the five-paragraph-essay, should open generally (with a quotation, anecdote, generalization), and lead into the thesis statement.

Subject to Subject Part 2 : 

Subject to Subject Part 2 All Comparisons (Topics 1 and 2) This section — which should consists of several paragraphs — should go through all similarities you find in the two topics on which you are writing. There should be at least three comparisons (essentially three short body paragraphs) in which you give an example from both topics of comparisons in each.

Subject to Subject Part 3 : 

Subject to Subject Part 3 All Contrasts (Topics 1 and 2) This section — which should consist of several paragraphs — should go through all differences you find in the two topics on which you are writing. There should be at least three contrasts (essentially three short body paragraphs) in which you give an example from both topics of comparisons in each.

Subject to Subject Breakdown : 

Subject to Subject Breakdown Paragraph 1: Introduction (with Thesis) Paragraph 2: Comparison a (Topic 1&2) Paragraph 3: Comparison b (Topic 1&2) Paragraph 4: Comparison c (Topic 1&2) Paragraph 5: Contrast a (Topic 1&2) Paragraph 6: Contrast b (Topic 1&2) Paragraph 7: Contrast c (Topic 1&2) Paragraph 8: Conclusion

Subject to Subject Part 4 : 

Subject to Subject Part 4 Conclusion This conclusion is wrapping up everything you have just proven in your paper. It should restate the thesis in a new, more official way, and you should feel quite confident in your writing.