- Write a three to four page compare and contrast essay using one of the given topics
- 3rd person point of view
- Use MLA formatting
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This essay needs to be at least THREE pages, using either the POINT BY POINT organizational method, or SUBJECT BY SUBJECT.
THE WORKS CITED PAGE DOES NOT COUNT AS A PAGE.
It needs to have correct MLA format, good grammar and punctuation.
You can choose any two topics to compare and contrast. YOU CHOOSE THE TOPIC
3 – 4 pages
You will also need to do some possible research, so you will need in text citations and a works cited page.
Please have at least ONE source per topic (a total of TWO sources and in text citations)
Typical outline for both:
You need to set up this essay in either of two formats: point by point or subject by subject
Here is my example for each:
Topic: Comparing a vacation at the beach or in the mountains.
Thesis: When going on vacation, and choosing between going to the beach or going to the mountains, one must consider the facilities, the climate, and activities to do at each location.
Point by Point
I. Intro and thesis
The comparison with the point by point is done within each paragraph, where as the comparison with the subject by subject is done in the conclusion.
YOU CHOOSE which one you want to do, it is up to you. I personally think that the Point by point is easier. BUT it is up to you.
Subject by Subject:
I. Intro, with the thesis – including the three subtopics that you will talk about (Thesis: When going on vacation, and choosing between going to the beach or going to the mountains, one must consider the facilities, the climate, and activities to do at each location.)
II. All of the information about the beach.
III. All of the information about the mountains.