Sample Essay: http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/grammar/writerworkshops/GFW8_WM_compare.pdf
WHAT THIS HANDOUT IS ABOUT
This handout will help you first to determine whether a particular assignment is asking for comparison/contrast and then to generate a list of similarities and differences, decide which similarities and differences to focus on, and organize your paper so that it will be clear and effective. It will also explain how you can (and why you should) develop a thesis that goes beyond “Thing A and Thing B are similar in many ways but different in others.”
In your career as a student, you’ll encounter many different kinds of writing assignments, each with its own requirements. One of the …show more content…
You may want to check out our handout on Understanding Assignmentsfor additional tips.
USING COMPARISON/CONTRAST FOR ALL KINDS OF WRITING PROJECTS
Sometimes you may want to use comparison/contrast techniques in your own pre-writing work to get ideas that you can later use for an argument, even if comparison/contrast isn’t an official requirement for the paper you’re