Life before the internet VS after the internet


Comparison-Contrast Essay

Write a 500-750 word essay using comparison/contrast as a method of development.

Writing Approach

Determine exactly what you are going to compare and/or contrast.  Be sure that your items have sufficient relationship to be compared/contrasted (you would not choose to compare/contrast a slug and a computer).

Decide whether you will use the point-by-point or block method of organization, and be consistent.  Either method is acceptable.

Give some thought to the order of presentation of points being compared and contrasted.  You might want to use order of importance, size, etc.

Writing Assignment

Purpose: to inform

Method of Development: comparison/contrast

For topics, see the list at the end of the Comparison-Contrast chapter in The Longman Reader.  If you prefer to use a topic not on the list,  send me your choice for approval through Messages.

Topics to choose from:
1. living at home versus living in an apartment or dorm.
2. two career family versus one career family.
3. life before the internet versus after the internet
4. neighborhood stores versus shopping malls
5. watching a movie on television versus viewing it in a theater
6. two attitudes toward money
7. a typical fan of one type of music versus the other.
1.Brainstorm for ideas
2.Organize your ideas.
3.Check the Syllabus for due dates.

2 Pages

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