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 Differences Essay -- Organized by Differences

Contrast (Differences) Essay
Organized by Differences or "Point-by-Point"

In the compare-and-contrast essay, you compare just two people, places or topics
on three characteristics, going from least to most important.

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 Paragraph -- First (Least Important) Difference

First Person Product or Topic

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 Person, Product or Topic

First 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.



First Difference -- Conclusion
Here write a concluding sentence about first paragraph


Second Paragraph -- Second Most Important Difference

First Person, Place or Topic

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.



Second Person, Place or Topic

Second Difference - Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details

Provide your research, quotes or statistics.



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



Second Difference -- Conclusion
Here you write a concluding sentence about for the second paragraph


Third Paragraph -- The Most Important Difference

First Person, Place or Topic



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.



Second Person, Place or Topic

Most Important Difference - Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details

Provide your research, quotes or statistics.



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



Most Important Difference -- Conclusion
Here you write a conclusing sentence for the third paragraph


Essay Conclusion
Review the differences and end with a strong concluding sentence.



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