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Assignment Guide: The Compare/Contrast Essay

Assignment Prompt
For this assignment, you will be writing a compare/contrast essay–an exploratory piece of writing in which you attempt to show readers how two topics are similar, different, or a combination of the two: both similar and different. Whether you focus exclusively on comparing, exclusively on contrasting, or a mix of both, is totally up to you. However, regardless of which approach you decide to take, you will want to include a strong thesis/claim statement, at least three effective supporting points, and a streamlined point-by-point organizational strategy

Assignment-Specific Requirements:
Length: This assignment should be at least 750 words. 

Thesis

: Underline your thesis statement or the main claim of your essay.
Sources Needed: Two reliable and credible sources are required for this assignment. Be sure to use MLA guidelines for all in-text and Works Cited citations. 
Page Formatting: See Appendix C – Formatting and Submitting Your Work


MLA

Requirements: See Formatting your Essay: MLA 8th Edition
First Name Last Name
Course Name
Assignment Type/Draft #
Date (In MLA Format)
Title of Essay
Begin introduction paragraph….

Rhetorical Mode
Compare/contrast essays are both creative and analytical in nature. They are typically more formal than a personal narrative in the sense that they are written from a third-person perspective, where a writer is not injecting their own opinion directly using “I” or “me” language
To prove points–compare/contrast essays rely on researched evidence, and not personal opinion or experience, per se. When you choose two topics, you will have numerous options for comparing and contrasting them–much more than you can actually use in a single paper. Therefore, you will need to decide what elements are worth comparing and contrasting, and why. This is the seek and discover part of the essay, but also the creative part. For example, another writer may choose the same two topics as you, but their essay may rest entirely on thesis and supporting points. When you limit your supporting points to those points you think you can prove most effectively, you are maximizing your creative and analytical writing abilities.  

Rhetorical Considerations
Purpose:

Remember that this is an exploratory paper: The piece of writing should show readers, through the inclusion of careful detail and specifics, and strong supporting points, how your two topics are similar, different, or a combination of the two: similar and different. 

Audience:

The compare/contrast essay is written for someone else–either a single reader or a community of readers. When choosing the points you want to use to show readers that your topics are similar, different, or a combination of the two, you should keep this audience in mind, making sure that you are choosing the most effective points possible to show how your two topics are similar or different.     
In this instance, you are writing to show readers that your two topics are similar, different, or a combination of the two (similar and different). Keep this audience in mind by emphasizing the compare/contrast claims throughout the essay. 


Form:
This is a formal writing project, written in third-person, relying on strong organizational strategies, integrating researched evidence, and following MLA formatting guidelines. 

Six Features of a Compare and Contrast Essay

Compare/Contrast Thesis:
Contains a strong and succinct thesis/claim statement that outlines whether the two topics are similar, different, or a combination of the two, and at least three supporting points that can boost that claim. A sample compare/contrast thesis might look like this:
Although curriculum A and curriculum B are similar in their student success goals, they are very different when it comes to their structure, topics, and scoring. 

Transitions:
Utilizes transitional words and phrases that help the audience (or reader) move more easily from idea to idea, sentence to sentence, and paragraph to paragraph.  
*Note–transitions do not only occur in topic sentences but throughout the essay. When you are moving from one idea to the next, whether between two sentences or between two paragraphs, you will want to include language that can help bridge your ideas (and sentences/paragraphs). Some examples might be “in addition to,” “next.”  


Compare/Contrast Signals:
In addition to more typical transitional words and phrases, this essay should also include compare/contrast specific signals, emphasizing for readers how and why your topics are alike or different. Here are some example: 

similar: in addition, by comparison, similarly
different: however, in contrast, differing from


Point-by-Point Organizational Strategy:
The essay should follow the point-by-point approach to showcase the use of transitions, synthesize your own supporting points with researched evidence, and build a fully developed essay with an introduction, several body paragraphs, and a conclusion. For this kind of organization, you will create a topic sentence for each body paragraph that outlines a compare/contrast point regarding both topics and use the body paragraph to show readers how your two topics are similar, different, or similar and different. 

Reliable and Credible Sources: The essay should integrate at least two reliable and credible sources (also known as “scholarly sources”) to help prove the compare/contrast claims to readers and to boost or substantiate the supporting points that you have created for your two topics. 


Proofreading

and Revising: As with any writing project, the final draft of this essay should be carefully reviewed for clarity and correctness. This includes checking word choice, sentence structure, organization, transitions/coherence, and MLA formatting.

Need assignment ideas?  
Take a look at this valuable resource from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Writing Center:  Topic Ideas

Grading Guide: The Compare/Contrast Essay
ENG 101 Rubric: Compare/Contrast Essay

 

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Introduction

(First Paragraph)
20%
Opening “hook
Background Information
Explicit Thesis
Specific Supporting Points

The opening “hook” is not present. The thesis does not contain a clear compare/contrast thesis and/or several specific supporting points.  The writer’s awareness of the audience is not apparent.

The opening “hook” is not apparent. The compare/contrast thesis and/or the supporting points are hard to discern; the author’s awareness of the audience  is difficult to ascertain.

The opening “hook” is attempted, but it may/may not be successfully engaging. The compare/contrast thesis and supporting points are evident, though they may lack strength; it loosely prepares the audience for a compare/contrast analysis.

The opening “hook” is present and may/may not enhance the reader’s interest in the material. The compare/contrast thesis and supporting points are present, and both prepare the audience for a compare/contrast analysis.

The opening “hook” grabs the reader’s attention. The compare/contrast thesis and supporting points are strong and clear, and they thoughtfully prepare the audience for a compare/contrast analysis.

Essay Development (Body Paragraphs)
20%
Follows the topic-by-topic approach
Includes clear transitions
Uses compare and contrast signals
Integrates researched evidence

The essay does not follow the topic-by-topic organizational approach. The essay lacks compare/contrast signals. Transitional phrases are lacking or ineffective. Research is not integrated at all.

The essay does not follow the topic-by-topic organizational approach. Little to no attention is paid to compare/contrast signals. Transitional phrases are attempted but ineffective. Research is integrated poorly, if at all.

The essay attempts the topic-by-topic approach, but it is ineffective. Some attention is paid to compare/contrast signals. Some attention is paid to transitional phrases, but further attention is required. Researched evidence is attempted, but not successfully integrated with original insight.

The essay may/may not attempt a topic-by-topic approach. Effort is made to include compare/contrast singlas. Transitional phrases are attempted and mostly successful. Researched evidence is included, but could be better integrated with original insight.

The essay succeeds with a topic-by-topic approach. Compare/contrast signals are strong and appropriate. Transitional phrases are present throughout the essay. Researched evidence is expertly woven into the essay with original insight.

Closing (Conclusion Paragraph)
20%
Includes a reminder of the explicit thesis and supporting points.
Makes a direct attempt to engage the audience.
Does not introduce new ideas/claims

The conclusion paragraph does not remind readers of the compare/contrast thesis and