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1 Compare and Contrast Essay
2 Introduction Hook Hook your reader with an attention grabber Context Provide reader with background information Thesis State your thesis or the purpose of your essay
4 Thesis Statement
5 Creating a Thesis Statement for a compare and contrast Example: Although the Shakespeare’s tragic play, Romeo and Juliet, and the film Romeo + Juliet are based on a similar story and use the same dialogue, there are many differences including the settings of the story, the plot events and the characterization of the main characters.
6 Body Paragraphs Transition Use transition words to help focus the reader on the topic Topic Sentence Introduce topic and controlling idea Supporting Details Support your idea with text evidence
8 Topic Sentences
9 Supporting Details
10 Conclusion Restate Thesis Summarize your main points and restate your thesis Evaluation This is where you show the greater purpose of your topic. Your conclusion should answer one question: What does it all mean? Significance I might use one sentence to show the significance, tie everything back to the intro, and create finality all in one swoop by writing something like this: “This shows that books are really better than the movie”
11 Prompt Film adaptations are created based on novels to depict the story. Analyze the extent to which a filmed adaptation of the story stays faithful to or departs from the text, evaluating the choices made by directors or actors. Compare and contrast the film adaptation of The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 to the novel focusing on how the setting, characters and plot events are portrayed and formulate an opinion on why those choices were made. Use text evidence from your graphic organizer to support your ideas.
12 Prompt Film adaptations are created based on novels to depict the story. Analyze the extent to which a filmed adaptation of the story stays faithful to or departs from the text, evaluating the choices made by directors or actors. Compare and contrast the film adaptation of The Outsiders to the novel focusing on how the setting, characters and plot events are portrayed and formulate an opinion on why those choices were made. Use text evidence from your graphic organizer to support your ideas.
COMPARE AND CONTRAST ESSAY WRITING GUIDE
The compare and contrast essays give you an opportunity to write about the similarities and differences of the two selected objects. The comparison concentrates on similar points and contrast points out the differences.
You may choose to structure your essay by telling about one object first and then comparing it with the second one.
A better way to develop your compare and contrast essay is to compare each object by category.
The introduction serves to catch the reader's attention. An extraordinary fact or a witty quotation may be an effective attention - grabber. At the beginning of your essay you should classify similarities and differences of the objects. Introduction also contains a thesis that reveals the purpose of the essay. Use your introduction to state what you will compare and contrast and to identify the points of comparison in your essay.
It is important that body of the paragraphs should make a consistent narration. To achieve it use powerful topic sentences serving as transitions between the sections of the essay. Make the compare and contrast essay logical and at the same vivid and varied in structure employ different transitions.
The following transitions are recommended: after all, against, although, but, by comparison, compared to, however, in contrast, meanwhile, where, yet.
One of the most common mistakes is giving too many details to one object and thus neglecting the other. You should dwell on both objects equally and not base your idea on a basic sample compare and contrast essay.
Conclusion highlights the main ideas of the essay. You are to leave the reader with a powerful summary of your topic. If you need help writing your compare and contrast essay and need a professional essay writer Click Here.