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1 Comparison and Contrast Expository writing

2 What is the Purpose? Compare - To show the similarities between at least two things and/or Contrast - To show the difference between two things To inform To explain To analyze To evaluate

3 Chalkboard Splash Write down the three different types of Expository Writings. Compare and Contrast the writing. Post your answer on the chalkboard. Discuss the answers provided.

4 Compare and Contrast Chevy Silverado vs. Ford F150 Share with your shoulder partner what you know about the two different types of trucks.

5 Research Your Topic While conducting research on your topic make sure that you find both similarities and differences between the two different topics. If there are not at least three major similarities and differences you may want to rethink your comparison.

6 Writing a Thesis Statement Review your data Decide to what extent you will stress the similarities between your subjects and to what extent you will stress their differences Create a thesis statement that reflects that decision

7 Weak Thesis Statements They are both trucks are somewhat alike and somewhat different. I can see some similarities and some differences between the two trucks. Both of trucks cost about the same (only a single similarity, no differences).

8 Sample Thesis Statement for Chevy vs. Ford Comparison/Contrast In order to make a decision between the Chevy Silverado and the Ford F150, the following criteria was used: price of the vehicle, average mileage, and price of insurance.

9 Paragraph Organization-- Point by Point Price Mileage Insurance Chevy Ford 2 nd Paragraph 3rd Paragraph 4 th Paragraph

10 Outline - Point by Point I. Introduction a) Attention Getter or Hook b) Background Information c) Thesis II. Price a) Chevy b) Ford III. Mileage a) Chevy b) Ford IV. Insurance a) Chevy b) Ford IV. Conclusion a) Restate the Thesis b) Emphasize Major Ties c) Final Statement – which one would you buy?

11 Transitions To Compare –also –as –in the same way –like –likewise –similarly –comparable –equally –in addition To Contrast - although -but -even though -however -on the other hand -otherwise -yet -still -conversely -as opposed to -different from -whereas

12 Review  Make sure you understand the purpose of the assignment.  Choose a topic that will interest you and your audience.  Complete pre-writing activity  Gather evidence  Create a thesis statement  Write an outline  Write a rough draft  Revise  Edit  Publish

13 Your Turn! Brainstorm a list of possible comparisons. Narrow your list down to your best comparison. Research both topics. Complete a graphic organizer to determine the similarities and differences. Create an outline. Write a thesis statement. Draft your essay. Revise/Edit/Publish

14 What do we get rid of? Rid of? Rid of? What do we get rid of when we summarize? Stuff that’s not important, important, important. Stuff that’s not important for you to understand. Take out words that repeat, repeat, repeat, take out words that repeat and replace things in lists. Find a topic sentence, sentence, sentence. Find a topic sentence or make one up yourself. What do we get rid of? Rid of? Rid of? What do we get rid of when we summarize?


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