Comparison and Contrast Essay

7914 Words32 Pages
Comparison and Contrast Essay
Prepared for the Communication Competencies Center University of Puerto Rico at Humacao Title V Project

Aníbal Muñoz Claudio
May 2005

Contents
Introduction …………………...………………………………………………………i General Objective ………….…………………………………………………………ii Specific Objectives ……………..…………………………………………….………ii How can you use this module? ……….……….……………………………………...1

Part I.
General Knowledge of Essay Structures and Content…………………………………2

Part II.
Writing a Comparison and Contrast Essay…………………………………….………3

Part III.
General Review: The Essay…………………………………………………..….……5

Part IV.
Opening Statements…………………….……………………………………………...7

Part V.
Topic Sentences with Transitional Expressions……………….……………………...16

Part VI.
…show more content…
By the end of the module, you should be able to put all the parts together for the final product – a complete well-written comparison and contrast essay.

NOTES • Make sure to use and/or consult all other sources suggested in the module to complement your writing skills (internet links, documents, references, and others). This is very important in order to achieve better results! • Make sure to complete the diagnostic writing activity and the post writing activity to evaluate your learning experience while using this module.

Diagnostic Writing Activity
Before you proceed with the activities in this module, you need to explore your knowledge of this topic by completing the following diagnostic exercise. This is very useful because at the end, you will have a similar test that will allow you to compare the skills and competence you have acquired on the subject while completing this module.

Part I.
General Knowledge of Essay Structures and Content (TRUE OR FALSE)
Directions: In the space provided, write a (T), if you consider the statement TRUE (correct), or an (F), if you consider the statement to be FALSE (incorrect).

1. ___ A standard academic essay basically consists of three main parts. These are: the introduction, the body, and the conclusion. 2. ___ A comparison and contrast essay is used to describe differences or similarities. 3. ___ Two important sentences in the introduction are the opening statement and the thesis statement. 4. ___ An
Get Access