Comparison and Contrast paper, and choose between suggestions 1-18. (The topic suggestions on are on the same page as Problems to Avoid.) Remember to narrow your subject and formulate a thesis statement that presents a clear point. Do not have a “so-what” thesis; make sure it tells the reader the purpose for him or her to read your essay. Also, you can discuss the similarities, differences, or both; just make sure your thesis indicates what you will do.
Once you choose your topic, decide if the point-by-point or block organizational pattern will be better to use. Use transition words that will help your reader follow the pattern that you have decided to use. Finally, use vivid examples and details about both subjects, so the reader can see the similarities or differences and understand your argument. You can discuss both similarities and differences, but make sure your thesis clearly indicates that you will. Use Thesis Template: Comparison and Contrast to help formulate your thesis. Also, use Writing Organizer: Comparison and Contrast to organize your ideas