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How to Start a Compare and Contrast Essay: Build the …
Be careful not to quote too much directly from the story.
, or put the stories
into your own words
Use good language,
, to show comparing and contrasting
Using the Right Language
How to Write a Compare and Contrast Essay
The best way to help you plan and organize for the essay is to use a
"(Story 1) and (story 2) are somewhat the same and somewhat different."
"(Story 1) and (story 2) have many similarities and differences."
"(Story 1) and (story 2) are partly the same and partly different."
Language of Comparing
Language of Contrasting
In the same way
This is just like
This reminds us of
On the other hand
Contrary to this
Opposite to this
At variance with
What you need to get a perfect score
Clearly introduce a topic in a manner that follows logically from the task to the purpose
Demonstrate insightful comprehension and analysis of text(s)
Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples from the test(s)
Sustain the use of varied, relevant evidence
Exhibit clear, purposeful, organization
Skillfully link ideas using grade-appropriate, stylistically sophisticated language and domain specific vocabulary
Provide a concluding statement that follows clearly from the topic and information presented
Demonstrate grade-appropriate command of conventions, with few errors
In the stories.
Introduction to Comparison/Contrast Essays - YouTube
(1) The English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are organized into the following strands: Reading, where students read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts; Writing, where students compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail; Research, where students are expected to know how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in conversations and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking and writing. The standards are cumulative--students will continue to address earlier standards as needed while they attend to standards for their grade. In sixth grade, students will engage in activities that build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their reading, writing, and oral language skills. Students should read and write on a daily basis.