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Destinyyyy

  • one year ago

Which topic should I go with?

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  1. Destinyyyy
    • one year ago
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    I have to write a comparison/contrast essay. Below I will list my topic options and the guidelines. Section I: Assignment Description Write a five paragraph essay (700 word minimum) in which you compare or contrast a pair of the topics you select from the Comparison/Contrast Topics List. You will analyze your topics and focus on three key elements or criteria as points of comparison or contrast. In your thesis and especially in your conclusion, make an assertion about the superiority of or preference for one of the two topics. Following the structure of comparison or contrast writing, you should use transitions of contrast or comparison between the two works. You are combining the modes of evaluation, illustration, comparison/ contrast, and persuasion. Refer to this organizational chart for the use of transitions within your writing. Post your Essay draft to Smarthinking or go to the Learning Center for some review! Revise, proofread, and edit: Submit your final paper to the Comparison or Contrast Essay Drop Box. Refer to the rubric your professor provides for this assignment. Section II: Point of View Third-person objective voice, with persuasive tone favoring one subject over the other. Section III: General Guidelines The comparison and contrast essay is one of the easiest types of essays to write because we compare and contrast constantly in our lives. When you go to buy something, you look at different prices and qualities this is comparing and contrasting. The biggest thing to keep in mind about this essay is that you have a purpose for your comparison or contrast, showing similarities or differences. As you draft your thesis, be sure that your preference between the two topics is clearly stated. Introduction: In your introductory paragraph, briefly introduce your two topics. Then establish the criteria you will be using to judge. You will want to preview the three criteria within your thesis as the main points you will cover in each of your three body paragraphs. Make sure to use Parallel Structure as you preview the three areas for development. Restate the criteria set forth within your thesis in the topic sentences for your three body paragraphs. Give specific examples and details to fully develop those body paragraphs. Keep each body paragraph focused on the assertion you make within your thesis! Body: Inside each of the body paragraphs, use a variety of connectors or transitions instead of simply repeating "on the other hand". Work on sentence structure and sentence combining to avoid repetition. Also, re-read your paragraphs. When you finish a paragraph, go back and re-read it. You'll notice how often you use "but" or "on the other hand"; try to use other devices. A variety of transitions is very important in the structure of balanced comparison/contrast essay. Conclusion: Do not introduce new ideas in the conclusion. In the conclusion you should summarize and evaluate the main points of your essay with a heightened appeal for your assertion as your re-emphasize the importance of your thesis. Topics for the Essay of Comparison or Contrast The influence of music to the influence of books. The influence of celebrities to the influence of parents. Going to a movie to watching a movie at home. Spending time with your friend to spending time with your dog. Playing Wii™ games to playing real games. A big college campus to a small college campus. Reality TV shows to high school. A female friend and a male friend. Riding a roller coaster to loving somebody. Camping in the deep woods/wild to vacationing at a resort Physical beauty to inner beauty. Being rich to being famous. College experience to the high school experience Hero and a celebrity The teaching styles of two of your professors The teaching styles of a high school teacher and a college professor ______________ (novel) to ____________(movie version of that novel)

  2. Destinyyyy
    • one year ago
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    I was thinking of going with "Camping in the deep woods/wild to vacationing at a resort" Ive ruffed it in woods camping (I did have a bathroom though so not entirely ruffing it) and ive stayed in some very nice resorts.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    It just depends on what your are interested in...

  4. Jacob902
    • one year ago
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    of course

  5. Destinyyyy
    • one year ago
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    Okay thanks. Im going with camping in the woods vs. resort

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