Description: Use comparison/contrast along with description to write an essay in which you compare and/or contrast (i.e., pointing out similarities and/or differences).
Based on the comparison, your thesis should make a collaborative recommendation*, taking into consideration personal experiences and audience needs.
Also, incorporate at least one quotation in your essay from an outside source, making sure to cite the source properly within your writing (in-text citation) as well as in a work cited page at the end of your essay.
Pathway related topics:
? AHCD: Compare and/or contrast an original film and a remake.
? Business: Compare and/or contrast two long term savings options.
? Education: Compare and/or contrast online learning and face to face learning (or remote and in person learning).
? Health Sciences: Compare and/or contrast two health apps or diets.
? IMCT: Compare and/or contrast two airlines.
? Public Safety: Compare and/or contrast the responsibilities of officers of the law and security officers.
? SBSHS: Compare and/or contrast treatment plans for two social behavioral conditions.
? STEM: Compare and/or contrast a Mac OS and Windows operating systems; desktop computers and laptops (or tablets)
? Compare and/or contrast two different speaking styles, dialects, or vernaculars within the United States
? School uniforms vs casual wear for school
? Instagram (features, uses, benefits) vs TikTok (features, uses, benefits)
? Social Media appearances vs reality
? Prioritizing someone else?s care and needs vs. caring for yourself (e.g. self-care)
? A hotel stay/vacation vs. and Air BnB stay/vacation
*Note: When writing a comparison/contrast essay, it?s easy to write an inadequate thesis that merely notes that the two things have similarities, differences, or both. Instead, your thesis must make a specific argument (i.e., express a specific opinion) about the two things you are comparing. In other words, explain why these two items are worth comparing and contrasting. Does the comparison/contrast show that the hotel and Air BnB are both equal in quality? Or does the comparison/contrast perhaps display the benefits or shortcomings of one over the other?
Assessment: Your grade will derive from your abilities to compare/contrast successfully your two subjects using a variety of specific details and examples, to argue a clear claim/thesis (your recommendation) through the comparison and/or contrast, and to organize your thoughts either by subject or by point to help your reader clearly understand your argument. Consult the Essay Rubric for a detailed list of the criteria that comprise A, B, C, D, and F essays.
Requirements: You should submit an essay of at least 600 words (not counting heading, title or the works cited page), typed and double-spaced. Use Times New Roman font in 12-pt size. Format your paper according to MLA guidelines.