How should i start a compare and contrast essay?
Im comparing the same story but i have to compare the movie and the book. How/what should i start the first paragraph like?
The introduction of an essay is very important. It gives the reader his/her first impression of the comparison essay’s text. Remember: first impression counts!
Grab the reader’s attention
There are a lot of tips and techniques to help you in capturing a reader’s interest. You can find some pretty good information in the following articles:
The most common five methods to grab your reader’s attention, commonly used by professionals, are the following:
Give a brief historical review of your topic for help reader to better understand it
Start from a little story or an anecdote, which leads the reader into your topic
Try to use a surprising statement – something disgusting, joyful or even shocking
“Dropping” the name of a well-known person (celebrity) usually gets the reader’s attention
State straight out what your essay is going to be about, simply and clearly
Start from a short background
High school students often find it difficult to view their teachers as anything but “the enemy.” However, after the first few months of a school year, students learn to appreciate their teachers as individuals with different approaches. Some teachers are “cool,” while others are “tough.”
State the thesis
Although Sally Strict & Larry Lax are both respected teachers at our school, their teaching styles and expectations for students differ significantly. While Ms. Strict maintains a highly structured classroom atmosphere to keep her pupils disciplined and motivated, Mr. Lax downplays structure in order to allow his students to push themselves.
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