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Compare/Contrast Essays

Learning Objectives

What is Compare/Contrast?

Before You Write

Thesis Statement

Method of Organization

Block method

Point-by-Point method

Shows similarity and/or difference side by side.

Planning Your Essay

Teacher Discusses a Compare/Contrast Essay


  1. Do some prewriting activities to help your brainstorm.
  2. Write your first draft. Don't worry too much about making it good yet.
  3. Revise your essay to make sure you use the tools for good writing that you've learned.
  1. Rewrite your essay to make it your best writing.


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