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  Differences Essay -- Organized Person, Product or Topic

Contrast (Differences) Essay
Organized by Person, Place or Topic

In this long compare-and-contrast essay, you compare just two people, places or topics
on three characteristics, going from least to most important.
Because it is organized by the Person, Place or Topic, there are only four paragraphs: 1) The Introduction, 2) The First Product, Person or Topic, 3) The Second Product, Person or Topic 2, 4) and the Essay Conclusion.
Title

Introduction
Hook
What is a "hook"?


Transition
What is a "transition"?


Thesis Statement
The thesis statement of a compare/contrast essay essentially tells the readers
what features you will discuss in the same order they will appear in the essay.


FIRST PERSON, PLACE OR TOPIC

First (Least Important) Difference

First (Least Important) Difference - Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
Here you provide your research, quotes or statistics.


Explanation or example
Here you explain the statistics or quotes or provide an example.
Possible Connectors:



Second Difference

Second Difference
Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details --

Provide your research, quotes or statistics.


Explanation or Example
Explain the statistics or quotes or provide an example.




The Most Important Difference


Most Important Difference
Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details --

Provide your research, quotes or statistics.


Explanation or Example
Explain the statistics or quotes or provide an example.



Person, Place or Topic 1 Conclusion
Write a conclusion sentence for the paragraph about the first person, place or topic





SECOND PERSON, PLACE OR TOPIC

First (Least Important) Difference

First (Least Important) Difference - Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
Here you provide your research, quotes or statistics.
Possible Connectors



Explanation or example
Here you explain the statistics or quotes or provide an example.
Possible Connectors:




Second Difference

Second Difference
Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details --

Provide your research, quotes or statistics.
Possible Connectors



Explanation or Example
Explain the statistics or quotes or provide an example.




The Most Important Difference


Most Important Difference
Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details --

Provide your research, quotes or statistics.
Possible Connectors



Explanation or Example
Explain the statistics or quotes or provide an example.



Second Person, Place or Topic Conclusion
Write a concluding sentences to the differences of person, place or topic



Essay Conclusion
Review each difference and end with a strong concluding sentence.



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