How to Write a Essay?
How to write a Expository in Comparison & Contrast Format?
For general essays, but its covers much of the content: http://www.learningsupport.utas.edu.au/Resources/essays.htm
For compare and contrast:http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/comparing-and-contrasting/
You can use block methode if you compare X and Y, for example:
Par1: x is blehbleh bleh while y is blehluluhhhhlaaa on aspect a
Par2:x is blehbleh bleh while y is blehluluhhhhlaaa on aspect b
Par3:x is blehbleh bleh while y is blehluluhhhhlaaa on aspect c
Par1: x is a-b-c
Par2: y is a-b-c
Par3: nuance your point of view
How to cite: Citation Guidelines Winter 2012
In order to avoid plagiarism, you should follow the following guidelines in citing texts. Be sure to put all material being used from a different source in quotation marks (start and end of each individual citation). Place the reference information at the bottom of the page where the cited portion appears.
References from books:
References to an entire book should include the following elements: author(s) or editor(s); the complete title; edition, if indicated; place of publication; the shortened name of the publisher; date of publication
Ex.: Nabokov, Vladimir. Lolita. New York: Putnam, 1955.
Article in a book:
Ex.: Kowalewski, Michael. “Jack Kerouac and the Beats in San Francisco.” San Francisco in Fiction: Essays in a Regional Literature. Ed. David Fine and Paul Skenazy. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1995. 126-43.
Ex.: Shefter, Martin. “Institutional Conflict over Presidential Appointments: The Case of Clarence Thomas.” PS: Political Science & Politics 25.4 (1992): 676-79.
Ex.: Pirisi, Angela. “Eye-catching advertisements.” Psychology Today Jan.-Feb. 1997: 14. Print.
Film or video recording:
Ex.: Annie Hall. Dir. Woody Allen. 1977. Videocassette. MGM/UA Home Video, 1991.
This example includes the URL.
Ex.: Cornell University Library. “Introduction to Research.” Cornell University Library. Cornell University, 2009. Web. 19 June 2009 <>.http://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/intro>.