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How to Write a Compare and Contrast Essay

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Jul 22, 2012 10:23:06 PM

Compare and Contrast essays are used to examine two or more subjects and the similarities and/or differences between them.  The task of this type of essay is to clarify something unknown by analyzing it next to something with which the reader is familiar.  Like the cause and effect essay, it is important that your thesis statement clearly states whether you will be comparing (giving similarities), contrasting (showing differences), or sometimes, both.

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