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Compare and Contrast Workout » Gathering Ideas » Do Your Own (Choosing a Topic)

Get your assignment in front of you, then follow the instructions below. Type your answer to each step in the box below it and click on the button at the bottom of the page when you are finished.
Step 1: Read your assignment once again. Does the assignment provide any guidelines for choosing a topic? What limits has the teacher set for choosing a topic?

Step 2: Keeping in mind the limits that you discovered in Step 1, list some possible comparisons that you're interested in exploring:

Step 3: Think about the similarities and differences in the compare-and-contrast topics you came up with. Do any of the comparisons produce unexpected similarities and/or differences? Why or why not?

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