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|Get your assignment in front
of you, then follow the instructions below. Type your answers
to each task in the box below it. When you have filled in all
the boxes, click on the button at the bottom of the page and
you will be well on your way with this project.
Step 1: Think about what you need to compare and contrast — it could be two books, people, events, whatever. Next, list their important similarities and differences. Think also about which of the similarities and differences are obvious, and which might surprise your reader?
If you have already written your first draft for a compare-and-contrast assignment and would like some help in figuring out how to revise it, Check Your Work might help.
Are you curious about how other instructors design writing tasks that ask students to compare and contrast? CUNY Assignments has some samples.
Also, the Compare and Contrast Workshop has more Do Your Own sections to help you gather ideas for your assignment, find a main idea, and organize your compare-and-contrast writing project.
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