These are two patterns that you can use when writing a compare or contrast essay.
I'm showing you both of them here, but in the essay that you're going to write, you're going to use the point-by-point method.
When we write a comparison essay, we often use these two types of diagrams.
On the left side, we have what's called a Venn diagram, two circles that intersect each other.
And your third body paragraph would talk about another point that's either shared or different between the two topics.
Before you start writing, it's a good idea to make an outline.When you're writing a compare and contrast essay, you have to make sure that you mention the two things that you're going to be comparing or contrasting.And then you also need to use language that shows your reader whether you are comparing or contrasting.The second body paragraph would be all about topic B. The first body paragraph you would talk about some point regarding topic A and topic B, showing how they are similar or how they are different.Your next body paragraph would show another similarity, or another difference, and again you talk about both topics.Another type of diagram you can use for preparing you compare or contrast essay is just a T chart. You list all of the things about topic A on one side and all of the things about topic B on the other side. You may not have heard of this kind of fish before. All of these details here describe only this kind of fish.It doesn't matter which of these methods you use, but you should use some kind of strategy when you're planning your compare contrast essay. I don't even know how to say it, anemone I think. And then all of the details here in the middle are shared characteristics. This is a nice example of how you use a Venn Diagram.In this module, you'll learn what this type of essay is and how to structure it.Then, you'll look at some examples and practice writing your own compare/contrast essay.You would put your two topics at the top of the diagram, and then you would write all of the things that describe the first topic in the first circle, and all of the things that go with the second topic in the second circle. And you see here, it says orange and white stripes.Anything that is different about topic A and topic B, you write in the outside of the circles, and then when they intersect, anything that they both have in common you would write here in the middle. The other kind of fish is a salmon, and all of these details here describe only the salmon.