Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Compare/contrast papers, part of Writing Research Papers.
- [Narrator] When we compare…we look at how things are alike.…When we contrast, we look at how things are different.…Your writing assignment might be to compare or to contrast…or to compare and contrast.…Here, we're going to look at both…comparing and contrasting in general…so you'll have the overall information…for whichever assignment you're given.…Been offered a couple jobs?…You certainly would want to compare and contrast…the salary for each, benefits, hours,…driving distance and advancement possibilities…before deciding which to accept.…
Or you have a job and your employer wants you to…compare and contrast the benefits of…buying or leasing company cars.…You would research the advantages and disadvantages…for each and then compare and contrast them.…In history class you may be asked to compare and contrast…some aspect of World War 1 and World War 2…or two poets in your literary class.…Regardless if you're comparing and contrasting…for a personal reason, for a job undertaking…or a school assignment, certain guidelines…
- Understanding the different types of research papers
- Researching the topic
- Brainstorming your focus
- Developing a thesis statement
- Writing topic sentences
- Composing a title
- Using a style guide
- Formatting your paper
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Examining Types of Research Papers
2. Preparing to Write
3. Writing the Paper
4. Citing Sources
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