Selecting a Topic and Brainstorming Worksheet
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|What two objects, people, subjects, or concepts are you going to |I would compare and contrast renting a home vs. owning a home | |compare and/or contrast? | | |What are the similarities between the two objects, people, |Agents or real estate brokers, area of convenience, monthly | |subjects, or concepts? List as many similarities that you can |payments, and contracts. | |think of. | | |What are the differences between the two objects, people, |If you are renters, you don’t own the property, live according to| |subjects, or concepts? List as many differences that you can |regulations of landlord. In some cases utilities may be included| |think of. |in the rent, not responsible for maintenance, and there’s not | | |commitment. Homeowners are responsible for any damages, more | | |living space, build equity, and you can deduct mortgage interest.| |Are you going to focus on similarities, differences, or both? | I will focus on both topics. I believe I will explain, | |Explain your rationale. |thoroughly, the differences between both topics and make my | | |audience choose which situation is best for them. | |What do you want your readers to learn and understand after |I want my audience to understand the benefits from renting and | |reading your essay? What is the purpose of your essay? |buying. This way if they were ever to find themselves in this | | |situation, they will have some background information. | |What 3 parallel points of comparison and/or contrast will you |I will address the advantages of renting and buying, the | |address in your essay? For example, if you were going to compare |disadvantages, and which topic is most beneficial. | |and contrast two teachers, your parallel points might be | | |teacher’s homework policy, teacher’s classroom conduct policy, | | |and teacher’s demeanor. | | |Explain why this is an appropriate and workable topic selection |I believe this is an appropriate topic for the final assignment | |for the final assignment. |because these are topics that we all see in everyday life. By | | |having some insight regarding this topic and spreading it to my | | |audience is very constructive. | | | | | | |