C. Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs

(Notes by Huifang Peng)
# required knowledgeWhat is a paragraph? 
# objective and features:
1. to explain the similarities (comparisons) and differences (contrasts) between two subjects
2. clear examples are often needed to make clear the similarities and differences 
writing steps: (suggestive only)
Step One: planning and prewriting
Step Two: writing the first draft
1. Topic Sentence:
a. the topic: the two ideas, things, etc. that you are comparing
b. the controlling idea: the type of comparison (comparison or contrast) that you are going to work on
2. Body/Supporting Sentences:
a. using examples and details to explain how the two things are similar or different 
the similarities and differences are often organized by a point-by-point method or a block method.
d. the aspects of strengths and weaknesses or advantages and disadvantages may also be included in discussion 
3. Concluding Sentence(s): there are many possible ways to end the paragraph
Step Three: revising your draft:
Step Four: editing
Focus on Writing 2: Unit 6
Great Writing 3: p. 60  

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