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 Long Difference Essay -- Organized by Differences

Extended Differences Essay
Organized by Differences or "Point-by-Point"

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

Each "Difference" has two parts.

For instance, if I'm writing the New York's entertainment differs
from that of another city, I could write that
1) New York is is the home of Broadway and
2) is also the home of the some of the world's best classical music venues.



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 (Parts 1 & 2)

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:



Part 2 of First Difference
Below you provide Part 2 of your First Difference.
Again, if I'm writing the New York's entertainment differs
from that of another city, I could write that
1) New York is is the home of Broadway and
2) is also the home of the some of the world's best classical music venues.


Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details

Here you provide fact dealing with Part 2 of your First Difference.
Possible Connectors:



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



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.



Part 2 of First Difference (Second Person, Product or Topic)
Match what's written above about Part 2 of the First Difference.



Example
Provide a concrete example that illustrates the differences.



First Difference -- Conclusion
Here you review the First Difference 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 Difference (Parts 1 & 2)

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.



Part 2 or Second Difference
Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details Dealing with Part 2 of Second Difference

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.



Part 2 of Second Difference - Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
Provide your research, quotes or statistics.



Example
Provide a concrete example that illustrates the differences.



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



Third Paragraph -- The Most Important Difference (Parts 1 & 2)

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.



Part 2 or Most Important Difference
Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details Dealing with Part 2 of Second Difference

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.



Part 2 of Most Important Difference - Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
Provide your research, quotes or statistics.



Example
Provide a concrete example that illustrates the differences.



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



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



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