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09/04/2019

Comparative Essay help?

QUESTION
Comparative Essay help?
I have to compare The greek and Persian Empire
Just how to start it or how to set it up would be nice

ANSWER
The best way I find (especially in high school) is to do:

Part 1:
Intro paragraph (include thesis)

Part 2:
Pick one aspect to compare (weakest argument always goes first)
-Describe it (using Greek)
NEXT PARAGRAPH-
-Describe it using The Persian Empire

Part 3:
Pick one aspect to compare
-Describe it (using Greek)
NEXT PARAGRAPH-
-Describe it using The Persian Empire

And continue this method, for however many major comparisons (religion, government, lifestyle etc). Strengthening your argument as you go allows your reader to really grasp your opinion. Also Doing it in an A-B-A-B method allows for easier understanding by the reader and organizes it, making it easier for you to write.