Perhaps you were asked a comparative essay in class, or you need to write a comprehensive comparative report at work. In order to write an outstanding work, you need to start with the identification of two objects that have enough common features and differences that are amenable to the meaningful comparison. Then you need to find at least two or three points by which you can compare them using research, facts and well-formed paragraphs, which will help to impress and captivate your readers. Writing a comparative and contrast essay is an important skill that is often useful to you in your academic career.
Carefully analyze the issue. You may have great ideas for writing in your head, but if it doesn’t exactly fit the given topic, you will lose points. Look at the leading questions (or heading, if any) and underline the key phrases. Keep a list of them in front of you throughout the work.
Examine comparable items. Despite the fact that you will be tempted to delve into the details of the objects being compared, it is important to provide no more details than the format of the task requires. Compare several aspects in each of the topics instead of trying to cover both topics entirely.
Write an essay out of order. No seriously. You may have been taught to sit down and start writing a paper from beginning to end, but this is not only more difficult but also, moreover, your ideas will be incoherent. Instead, do this:
First, the main part. Work through all the information that you have, and see what story she tells you. Only when you process your data will you know which point of your work will be the most voluminous.
The second stage is the conclusion. Now that you have coped with the most difficult task, the basic idea of your work is clearly presented to you. Forge while hot.
At the end – an introduction. In general, this is the reorganization/rephrasing of your conclusion. Be careful not to use the same words and phrases.
Write the paragraphs of the main part. The first sentence of the main paragraph (it is often called the key sentence) prepares the reader for what will be discussed in the paragraph. The middle part of the paragraph reveals the information you have collected, and the last sentence makes a small conclusion based on this information.
Structure paragraphs using one of the following methods. Once you have decided on the points by which you will make a comparison, decide which structure of the paragraph you will use (how the comparisons will be arranged) to give the data the greatest importance.