...Assignment Sheet for Comparison and Contrast Paragraph Assignment: Paragraphs may be developed by offering a comparison or stating a contrast.. a comparison shows how two things are alike: a contrast, how they are different. In both cases, facts incidents, concrete details may be used to point out the similarities or differences. At times a writer may even wish to use both comparison and contrast to develop a single idea. Introduce the two subjects you will compare and contrast, and the categories they have in common. Then compare and contrast several characteristics of each subject. Use key words to connect your ideas. Conclude your paragraph by telling the reader what you believe is the most important way in which your subjects are alike or different. Suggestions of topics to compare and contrast Summer and winter Youth and old age Two sports of your choice Men and women Two of your friends, parents, teachers Transition words to use: accordingly, after, also, and, another, as a result, at first, at last, before long, but, finally, for example, for instance, for this reason, furthermore, however, on the other hand, similarly, therefore, when, yet Evaluation Rubric Rating scale: 1 = poor 2 = weak 3 = average 4 = good 5 = excellent CONTENT 1. The introduction identifies the two items being compared and the categories of comparison. 1 2. The paragraph begins with a general topic sentence and ends with...
I was wondering I have to do a essay on Compare and contrast driving in the winter and driving in the summer. Can anyone help me with ideas. Thanks lots
I suggest you start with a list of similarities and differences.
What are the differences in road conditions between the two seasons? Do you need different tires on your automobile? What kind of driving skills do you need for the two seasons? What about avoiding roads you know will have bad driving conditions in the winter?
What things are the same? Should drivers have sunglasses in both seasons in order to be safe? What about the maintenance your automobile needs? Do you need the same engine lubricants (i.e. lighter oil in the winter, lighter in the summer; antifreeze, radiator maintenance, etc.)
Once you have your list of similarities and differences, you can begin to work on your outline, and then your first and subsequent rough drafts. When you have your content, I can help you will all of those steps.
Do you drive? If so, use your experiences: If you live in a place where the weather changes with the seasons, think about how the elements affect the driver. If not, rely on things you've heard about driving in different seasons and make conjectures about how your driving would be different if you live somewhere else.
If you are not a driver, talk to people who drive, not using them to write your paper for you but as sources of experience.
Hope that helps!
Great; it looks like you've got a little direction now. Are you a driver? Which of these paths will you choose to use when writing the paper? Once you know which way you want to go, begin answering the prompts and working on the list.