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 Long Similarities Essay -- Organized by Similarities

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

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

With an extended essay, each similiarity or difference has two parts.
For instance, if you are comparing two phones, one difference or similarity might be the screen.

Part 1 of the comparison might be the number of pixels.
Part 2 might be the color saturation.

This can becomes a bit complex, but we've worked to make this as clear as possible below.


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 (Parts 1 & 2)

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.
Possible Connectors:



Part 2 of First Similarity
Below you provide Part 2 of your First Similarity.
For instance, if you are writing about screen resolution, Part 1 may be the number of pixels.

Part 2 may be the color saturation.

Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details

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



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



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.



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



Example
Provide a concrete example that illustrates the similarities.



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 (Parts 1 & 2)

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.



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

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.



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



Example
Provide a concrete example that illustrates the similarities.



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



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

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.



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

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.



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



Example
Provide a concrete example that illustrates the similarities.



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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