Compare and Contrast

  • Teaching the Compare/Contrast Essay
  • A Brief Guide to Writing A Comparison/Contrast Essay
  • Comparison/Contrast Essays When you compare things, you show their similarities; when you contrast things, you show their differences.
  • What is a comparison/contrast essay? A comparison shows how two subjects are similar; a contrast shows how two subjects are different. In writing, you must first decide whether you will compare, contrast, or do both.
  • Writing the Comparison and Contrast Essay
  • Comparing/Contrasting This site will help you first to determine whether a particular assignment is asking for comparison/contrast and then to generate a list of similarities and differences, decide which similarities and differences to focus on, and organize your paper so that it will be clear and effective.
  • Teaching the Compare and Contrast Essay through Modeling