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Compare/Contrast Essay

 

Compare/Contrast Paragraph 5%      Due: Monday, April 11, 2016

Choose one of the following topics and write a comparison and contrast paragraph. The paragraph can be point by point or block style. Using the pre-writing technique discussed in class, complete the comparison and contrast chart. Write several drafts revising each one. Write the last and final draft. Proof read your paragraph before submitting it.

 

 

1)    The happiest day of your life and the saddest day of your life

 

2)    Friends versus family

 

3)    Online learning versus in class learning.

 

4)    Compare and contrast two restaurants or fast food chains.

Checklist:

___ Does the topic sentence explain what is being compared or contrasted?

___ Does the topic sentence make a point about your topic?

___ Does the paragraph focus on similarities or differences?

___ Does the paragraph have consistency with point by point or block style?

 

 

 

 

 

CRITERIA

 

RATINGS

 

Your comparison includes the similarities between the items.        

 

1          2          3          4          5   

 

Your comparison includes the differences between the items

 

1          2          3          4          5   

 

Grammar, style and punctuation

Did you use transitional words?

 

1          2          3          4          5   

 

NOTE: NEEDS TO BE COMPLETE BY 6 AM EASTERN TIME.

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