There are two basic organizational methods for a compare and contrast essay. Do you think one is a stronger method, or are they situational? Why?
A Comparison or Contrast essay is an essay in which you either compare something or contrast something. A comparison essay is an essay in which you emphasize the similarities, and a contrast essay is an essay in which you emphasize the differences. [ We use comparison and contrast thinking when deciding which university to attend, which car to buy, or whether to drive a car or take a bus or an
airplane to a vacation site.
In this section, two classic organizational patterns of a comparison or contrast essay will be discussed. One is called block arrangement of ideas; the other is called point-by-point or alternating arrangement of ideas.
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