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 Similarities Essay -- Organized by Similarities

Comparison (Similarities) Essay
Organized by Similarities 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) Similarity

First Person Product or Topic

First (Least Important) Similarity - 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.
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Second Person, Product or Topic

First Similarity 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 Similarity -- Conclusion
Here you review the First Similarity and make a conclusion based on that.
You might write, "If screen resolution is important, you'll notice almost no difference."



Second Paragraph -- Second Most Important Similarity

First Person, Place or Topic

Second Similarity - 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 Similarity - 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 Similarity -- Conclusion
Here you review the Second Similarity and make a conclusion based on that.



Third Paragraph -- The Most Important Similarity

First Person, Place or Topic



Most Important Similarity - 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 Similarity - 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 Similarity -- Conclusion
Here you review the Second Similarity and make a conclusion based on that.



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



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