Choose one of the outlines you created in Note 10.75 "Exercise 3", and write a full compare-and-contrast essay.
Be sure to include an engaging introduction, a clear thesis, well-defined and detailed paragraphs, and a fitting conclusion that ties everything together.
First choose whether you want to compare seemingly disparate subjects, contrast seemingly similar subjects, or compare and contrast subjects.
Once you have decided on a topic, introduce it with an engaging opening paragraph.
Comparing and contrasting is a primary tool for many workplace assessments.
You have likely compared and contrasted yourself to other colleagues. Then come up with one similarity and three differences between the examples.
For example, Red Delicious apples are sweet, while Granny Smiths are tart and acidic.
Drawing distinctions between elements in a similar category will increase the audience’s understanding of that category, which is the purpose of the compare-and-contrast essay.
Remember, the point of comparing and contrasting is to provide useful knowledge to the reader.
Take the following thesis as an example that leans more toward contrasting.