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January 10/11

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  1. Review Sentence Structures – We reviewed the answers for the class work.
  2. Comparison/Contrast Essay – We compare objects (or people) to see how they are alike; we contrast them to see how they are different. We usually write a comparison and contrast essay to PROVE that one subject is better than another in certain ways!
    1. We could compare and contrast two different pets: a dog and a cat.
      1. Protection:
        1. Dogs offer protection from strangers by barking or biting.
        2. Cats protect themselves by hissing, clawing, or biting.
      2. Cleanliness:
        1. Dogs are dirty and they often smell bad. Owners have to bathe them.
        2. Cats clean themselves.
      3.  Companionship
        1. A dog will stay by your side and will look at you with love even when you do something stupid!
        2. A cat will occasionally sit with you for a few minutes until it suddenly has to chase an imaginary object down the hall. A cat almost always looks at you like you have done something stupid.
  1. Pre-write – Class work – Your turn: Pick two subjects to compare and contrast through three features. You cannot write about dogs, cats, or any pets!
  2. Rough Draft – Quiz – Choose either the block method or point-by-point method.

Block Method

I. Introduction

II. Subject 1

Feature 1

Feature 2

Feature 3

III. Subject 2

Feature 1

Feature 2

Feature 3

IV. Conclusion

Point-by-Point Method

I. Introduction

II. Feature 1

Subject  1

Subject 2

III. Feature 2

Subject  1

Subject 2

IV. Feature 3

Subject  1

Subject 2

IV. Conclusion

  1. The introduction explains what you are comparing and contrasting and the features you will use. Include your thesis statement.  For example: Dogs are better pets than cats for protection and companionship.
  2. The conclusion summarizes the points you have made through your in-depth analysis of the subjects and their features.
  3. Double space the essay! Write in a formal voice! Try to vary your sentences so you have all four sentence structures. Write at least thirty sentences total.

 

 



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