how do you start off a compare and contrast essay?
im comparing and contrasting greek and roman governments
Take two pieces of paper, label one for each government.
Write down all that you can for each one.
Then match up concepts to discuss differences and similarities.
Such as: The Greek and Roman governments existed at the same time, in the same part of the world. The Greek government was known for …. …… while the Roman government is best known for ……….
Simply compare concepts through out the essay. It will be easy to do if you ‘cut’ the notes into strips and organize side by side. Perhaps use two colors to make it easier to identify the government when writing.
You concluding paragraph may mention several items, but offer you opinion as to which is ‘best’ and why; or use what ‘historians’ say in your research.