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BLAZE
07-07-2005, 17:49
Does anyone know how to write a point by point essay, for comparing and contrast? I have been writing a lot of essays for school lately, but it seems like I am having trouble on this type of essay. My prof. wants me to write a 5 paragraph essay on Love and Hate, or Apples and Oranges. I am going to compair the two. If anyone knows how to write these kinds of essays, please let me know. I will start posting all of my work here, and maybe someone can give me feed back, corrections, or help me out a little with some idears. Thanks Jen:)

Washington,D.C.
07-07-2005, 20:41
You can compare your two subjects point by point; in which case you need three main ways they are alike or different for which you can get enough development. Each of the five points would be a body paragraph which you can develop by giving examples or telling a story showing how they are different or alike (whichever you have more of). This is called a "point-by-point" comparison


Point-by-Point Comparison

Paragraph by paragraph, you first make a
point about one subject, then follow it with a comparable point
about the other. This alternating pattern continues throughout
the body of your essay, until all your comparisons or contrasts
have been made. Point-by-point comparison works best for long
papers because your readers can follow the comparisons and
contrasts more easily as they go along. However, it is sometimes
easy to fall into a pattern of monotonous, back-and-forth
sentences when writing point-by-point comparison. To avoid this,
try to vary the length and structure as you move from point to
point.

Washington,D.C.
07-07-2005, 20:58
POINT-BY-POINT or ALTERNATING ARRANGEMENT
I. Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss differences between airplanes and helicopters


II. Differences between airplanes and helicopters

A. Shape and design
1. Airplanes
2. Helicopters

B. Speed
1. Airplanes
2. Helicopters

C. Direction of takeoff and flight
1. Airplanes
2. Helicopters


III. Conclusion

Washington,D.C.
07-07-2005, 21:20
Paragraph-1

I. Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss differences between airplanes and helicopters

Paragraph-2

A. Shape and design
1. Airplanes
2. Helicopters

Paragraph-3

B. Speed
1. Airplanes
2. Helicopters

Paragrapg-4

C. Direction of takeoff and flight
1. Airplanes
2. Helicopters

Paragraph-5

Conclusion

Washington,D.C.
07-07-2005, 21:37
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Washington,D.C.
07-07-2005, 21:39
There are some things that happen to cows and whales. One of the things, both cows and whales are eaten by people in some countries as edible meat. Another thing, although they are living different places like ocean and land, they have their own lives.

It seems that cows and whales are in a same situation. But there are some differences that could be compared. First, many cows are slaughtered everyday. On the other hand, whales are protected by national law recently. Second, cows are important provisions for all over the world. However, whales are important edible animals only in a few countries. Finally, there is the biggest difference between cows and whales. It is that whales are free in the huge ocean until caught by people, and cows will be grown up in the field by the people to eat.

The first difference between cows and whales is that cows are the most popular edible meat all over the world. Therefore, many cows are butchered everyday. Of course, there are several reasons that people use cows to their provisions. Because cows are easy for farmers to breed, and they are not as clever as other animals. On the other hand, whales have been protected by a law. (The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) Therefore, every whaler has been limited in number to catch the whales recently. The reason of this law is whales are not easy to breed as cows. And they are such a clever animals more than any other kind of animal.

The second difference is that cows are important provisions all over the world. Almost of all countries use beef as their main dish. Therefore, it is nothing wound and give any impression us to slaughter cows. But whales have been used as edible meat in a few countries like small islander countries. Therefore, for the people who are living in big countries, to slaughter the whales look like violence activity and wounded hunting.

The final difference is the biggest difference between cows and whales. Cows are raised by farmers in the fields that are surrounded by fences. They don't have any future. And they have to wait their slaughter in the field. On the other hand, whales are free in a huge ocean. They can swim and travel wherever they want. Even though, they are caught by people, other whales have a future. They don't need to wait their slaughter. They have their lives and freedom until caught by people.

In conclusion, there are something that happen to cows and whales. Both cows and whales are eaten by people as edible meat. Some people said that it is so poor for whale to be caught by whaler. But, how about cows? Sometimes cows and whales are both on the same situations. However, practically both cows and whales are completely opposite situations and different treatment.

Washington,D.C.
07-07-2005, 21:40
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Washington,D.C.
07-07-2005, 21:52
The Format of the Comparison/Contrast Essay

The Introduction introduces the two things you are going to compare and contrast. Should be 5 or more sentences in length.

The First Paragraph of the Body chooses one area (or subject) and compares and contrasts the two things mentioned in your introduction. In between each thing, a comparison/contrast signal word should be used. This paragraph should be close to 10 sentences in length.

The Second Paragraph of the Body chooses another area (or subject) and compares and contrasts the two people or things mentioned in your introduction. In between each person or thing, a comparison/contrast signal word should be used. This paragraph should be close to 10 sentences in length.

The Third Paragraph of the Body chooses yet another area (or subject) and compares and contrasts the two people or things mentioned in your introduction. In between each person or thing, a comparison/contrast signal word should be used. This paragraph should be close to 10 sentences in length.

The Conclusion should mention the two people or things compared and contrasted again. Add more information having to do with what you wrote about above. This paragraph should be 5 or more sentences in length.

Comparison/Contrast Signal Words

conversely,

on the other hand,

the opposite point of view is,

on the contrary,

similarly,

compared to,

in like manner,

in the same way,

contrasted with,

likewise,

in contrast

Washington,D.C.
07-07-2005, 21:53
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BLAZE
07-08-2005, 15:42
Well, thank you DC. It was just hard at first to get started. I wrote my essay the other day, and my Prof. said I did pretty good. Everythig you typed, copyed, and pasted, I have in my notes already; I just did'nt know how to go about it. Next time I have an essay do, I will type it out. Maybe you or someone can revise it for me. Thanks again Jen:)

Sunwolf Enemy
07-20-2005, 02:58
Just saw this. Glad everything worked out. :)

The first thing to keep in mind when doing any kind of essay like this is, tell 'em what you're going to tell 'em, tell 'em, then tell 'em what you just told 'em. Intro, body, conclusion.

Gatman
09-16-2005, 19:24
Originally posted by Washington,D.C.
Paragraph-1

I. Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss differences between airplanes and helicopters

Paragraph-2

A. Shape and design
1. Airplanes
2. Helicopters

Paragraph-3

B. Speed
1. Airplanes
2. Helicopters

Paragrapg-4

C. Direction of takeoff and flight
1. Airplanes
2. Helicopters

Paragraph-5

Conclusion

This is how I wrote an essay similar to yours:

Paragraph-1

I. Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss differences between airplanes and helicopters

Paragraph-2

A. Shape and design
1. Airplanes
2. Helicopters
3. Comparison

Paragraph-3

B. Speed
1. Airplanes
2. Helicopters
3. Comparison
Paragraph-4

C. Direction of takeoff and flight
1. Airplanes
2. Helicopters
3. Comparison
Paragraph-5

Conclusion

*Maker sure to review your topics, and the general conclusion of each comparison paragraph.