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Comparison and Contrast
Engages in two alternatives Make a decision by comparing alternatives in a series of relevant points and deciding the best advantage
Basis for C & C Comparison – find and emphasize similarities Contrast – find and emphasize differences Either must have a basis for comparing or contrasting Something in common
In Writing Subject - Important, two subjects, limit to relevant and pertinent points Purpose - Reason to reveal new or important elements, insights Audience – Educate and enlighten
Analogy Extended analogies used to clarify abstract or complex ideas Comparison and/or contrast between two subjects analyzed through exploring aspects of the subjects using complex analytical, critical thinking skills Visualize a new way of seeing the subjects
Organizational Structure Must follow and maintain one of the two formats for a compare and contrast writing Essay still has an introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion
Subject by Subject (Block) Subject A (paragraph) Point 1 Point 2 Point 3 Point 4 Subject B (paragraph) Point 1 Point 2 Point 3 Point 4
Point by Point (Alternating) Point 1 Subject A & B (paragraph) Point 2 Subject A & B (paragraph) Point 3 Subject A & B (paragraph) Point 4 Subject A & B (paragraph)
Block Format Introduction paragraph – both subjects Body paragraphs – one subject at a time Conclusion paragraph – both subjects Do NOT mixt subjects in any body paragraphs
Alternating Format Introduction – both subjects Body – both subjects but only one point at a time Conclusion – both subjects Body paragraphs focus on one point at a time
Questions: 1)Is your subject more alike or different? 2)Why are you making this comparison and/or contrast? 3)What do you want to explore and express about these subjects? 4)What is the ethical dilemma? 5)Is your writing clear and focused? 6)Have you maintained the organizational format?
Include: Only two units of c/c A committed specific thesis Analytical Critical Thinking One writing pattern, format
Assignment Compare a set of two films from the three sets: 1)Watch the films closely taking notes. 2)Contemplate and analyze the films. 3)What is the ethical question in the films? 4)How does the decision of the characters affect society? 5)Use quotes from the films as evidence.
Let’s discuss some images For Example:
Life Choices PrisonerHomeless
Moral Decisions WarPeace
Remember Compare two films Have a specific thesis Use analytical Critical Thinking Stay in one writing pattern, format What is the ethical decision in the films?