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09/04/2019

How do you write a comparative essay?

QUESTION
How do you write a comparative essay?
Hello,
so im writing a comparative essay in which i need to show the similarities and differences.
i need to have an introduction, three body paragraphs and a conclusion.
i’m just wondering how to write my three body paragraphs?
one paragraph i can talk about similarities, one differences but i don’t know what the last one will include
my teacher said to “contrast” them both, i don’t know what this means?

ANSWER
Hello…

How to Write a Comparative Essay

Comparative essays call for a comparison between two things. You may be asked to “discuss”, by putting the case for and against something, or you may be asked to “compare” different views, events, people or things. As with other paragraphs (essays) you need to be extremely clear about the purpose of the piece. The crucial element is to answer the question in an order that makes most sense to a reader. Although there are guidelines for constructing certain paragraph and essay types, there are no set formulas.
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 Analyze the question carefully. Do your research to make sure that you have a complete understanding of both things being compared. You will benefit from the research when you come to write your essay and can easily compare similar aspects.
 2
Write the introduction. Start with a general point which establishes the similarity between the two subjects then move to the specific (exact) focus of the essay…

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