Compare and Contrast

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The Compare/ Contrast Essay

First, let’s explain compare and contrast:

When we compare, we show our readers a subject's similarities.
When we contrast, we show our readers a subject's differences.

Compare and Contrast essays are learning-process essays. You learn about your subject as you gather and organize information.

This type of essay takes a bit of organization, and it's this organizational process, this gathering of facts, that helps you learn as you go.

You will create lists of qualities or traits that each of your subjects has, and as you do this, you will discover insights to your subject that, at first glance, you may not have realized were there.

It’s like buying a new shirt. The moment you spread it out on your bed,
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r example, for instance, in conclusion, indeed, in fact, in other words, in short, it is true, of course, namely, specifically, that is, to illustrate, thus, truly

summary all in all, altogether, as has been said, finally, in brief, in conclusion, in other words, in particular, in short, in simpler terms, in summary, on the whole, that is, therefore, to put it differently, to summarize

time sequence after a while, afterward, again, also, and then, as long as, at last, at length, at that time, before, besides, earlier, eventually, finally, formerly, further, furthermore, in addition, in the first place, in the past, last, lately, meanwhile, moreover, next, now, presently, second, shortly, simultaneously, since, so far, soon, still, subsequently, then, thereafter, too, until, until now, when

Compare Contrast Grid

| Subject A | Shared Qualities | Subject B |
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