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 Long Differences Paragraph -- Organized by Differences

Comparison (Differences) Paragraph
Organized by Differences or "Point-by-Point"

In the compare-and-contrast paragraph, you compare just two people, places or topics
on three characteristics, going from least to most important.
You do not have to judge one person, product or topic better than the other
but if you do the best one comes last.

Title

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 (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.




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.




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.




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



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