Purpose: is to compare and contrast two articles: "Binge Drinking Must be Stopped" written by Henry Wechsler and "Child Care for Colleges Students" written by Froma Harrop to decide which is more convincing.
Reasons of using a particular organization
I structure the essay by using mix of block and point-to-point organization. In the point-to-point organization, I use one paragraph to highlight the similarities between the two texts due to the small number of points. Then, in the block organization, I demonstrate differences by using two paragraphs to analyze Wechsler's text and the next two ones for Harrop's text in the same order. This is because I would like to maintain the whole picture of each article while contrasting them.
Comparison and Contrast
Although Henry Wechsler and Froma Harrop condemn the issue of binge drinking among students and agree on its negative effects, they suggest different solutions to tackle it in different manner. However, Wechsler's article appears to me to be more convincing than Harrop's due to a variety of reliable evidence, his high standing in the academic community, and persuasive rhetoric, and the fact that Harrop's position does not fit my personal opinion. There are three notable similarities between the two articles. First of all, both authors acknowledge the existence of the excessive drinking issue at universities and colleges and disagree with it. For example, Wechsler claims that there is "a high...