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Compare and Contrast Structure: Writing a Comparison/Contrast

Compare and Contrast Structure: Writing a Comparison/Contrast

Author: Karen Hamilton
Description:

Upon successful completion of this tutorial, the student should be able to:

  • Recognize the structure of a comparison or contrast pattern
  • Create a comparison or contrast paragraph or essay

In this tutorial, you will learn how to recognize the structure of a comparison or contrast pattern and how to create a comparison or contrast paragraph or essay.

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Tutorial

The Structure of a Comparison/Contrast Paragraph/Essay

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Source: Karen Silvestri, Instructional Specialist

Compare/Contrast Block Organizer

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Source: Karen Silvestri, Instructional Specialist

Compare/Contrast Point by Point Organizer

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Source: Karen Silvestri, Instructional Specialist

Assignment

Print out the two handouts above. After choosing your topic for a compare or contrast essay, fill out the two charts with your thesis statement and points. Using your two handouts to guide you, prepare an outline of your essay for the block pattern and an outline of your essay for the point by point pattern. Upload your outlines to the correct link on your online course (Blackboard or Moodle).

Using Transitions in Comparison/Contrast Writing

Complete the worksheet. Submit your answers to your online site (Blackboard or Moodle) under the correct assignment. There are 13 items total.

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Source: Karen Silvestri, Instructional Specialist