Compare/Contrast Patterns Chapter 11
Subject by Subject Comparison You write a separate essay about each subject, but you discuss the same points and arrange them in a logical order. Introduction of an essay comparing apples and oranges Apples (nutrition, growing time, price) Oranges (nutrition, growing time, price) Conclusion
Point by Point Comparisons You make a point about one subject and then follow it with a comparison to the other subject. Body paragraphs compare both subjects. Introduction of an essay comparing apples and oranges Nutrition (apples vs. oranges) Growing time (apples vs. oranges) Price (apples vs. oranges) Conclusion
Read: “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” by Amy Chua Page 410 Identify Chua’s points of comparison using a venn diagram or chart.
Read: I’m Your Teacher, Not Your Internet-Service Provider” by Ellen Laird (page 417) Identify her points of comparison using a venn diagram or chart.