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English Composition II, Unit 2 Notes

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English Composition II, Unit 2 Notes ENC1102

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These notes cover Unit 2 on writing comparison essays.
English Composition II
Professor Atkins
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Date Created: 09/26/16
Unit 2 Notes Compare and Contrast  Analyzes similarities, differences, AND significances o Most important thing is to explain the significances of  similarities, differences, or both  Primary purpose of a comparison essay Some key words and phrases to look out for:  Similarities and differences  Compare and contrast  Relative merits  Advantages and disadvantages Make sure to have a basis for comparison before starting a comparison  essay  The two subjects used for comparison should have enough  similarities and/or differences to make a thoughtful comparison Selecting Key Points: Select key points, similarities or differences, and start making a list of  them. Subject A  Similarity  Similarity  Significance Subject B  Similarity  Similarity  Significance When starting a comparison essay, develop a thesis statement that shows what is being compared to each other and their significance. The Structure of a Comparison Essay: I. Introduction  II. Body Paragraph  List similarities/differences by using subject by subject or  point by point  Subject by subject used to emphasize all key points  at once  Point by point used to emphasize individual key  points  III.    Conclusion Transitions must be used in a comparison essay  Give clear indications of individual similarities or differences Examples of transitions to use: Similarities­ in comparison, like, likewise, similarly, in the same way Differences­ nevertheless, conversely, despite, in contrast, whereas, on  the contrary  


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