Compare and Contrast

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Comparing and Contrasting
Essay Topics
Items to include in your essay header:
Your Name
Mr. Gordon
English 1101
New Item-Indicate which method of comparison is used in essay (Point by Point or One-Side-at-a-Time) Due Date

Additional criteria to consider:
If you select the Trait by Trait method of comparison and contrasting, your essay must contain exactly five (5) paragraphs as outlined: Paragraph 1 – Introduction with thesis sentence
Paragraph 2 – Point A to be compared or contrasted
Paragraph 3 – Point B to be compared or contrasted
Paragraph 4 – Point C to be compared or contrasted
Paragraph 5 – Concluding Paragraph

If you select the Subject by Subject method of comparison and contrasting, your essay must contain at least four (4) paragraphs as outlined: Paragraph 1 – Introduction with thesis sentence
Paragraph 2 – Subject A with points 1, 2, and 3 to be compared or contrasted Paragraph 3 – Subject B with points 1, 2, and 3 to be compared or contrasted Paragraph 4 – Concluding Paragraph

Select one of the following topics and develop a comparison and contrast essay of at least 500 - 600 words using either the Trait by Trait or Subject by Subject method:

1. A first impression and a later point of view
2. Two pieces of technology you've owned or operated or two pieces of sports equipment 3. Two places you've lived or visited
4. Two books; a book and its movie; a movie and its sequel 5. An opinion you held before coming to college that has changed now that you are in college 6. Marriage versus living together
7. A sports team now and then
8. Life before the Internet versus after the Internet
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