Comparing and Contrasting: Examples & Concept


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Which of the following best defines comparing and contrasting?

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1. What are two approaches to developing the body paragraphs of a compare/contrast essay?

2. What should go in your thesis statement in a compare contrast essay?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess you on organizing and writing a compare and contrast essay. You will be assessed on two approaches in developing compare/contrast elements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Define compare and contrast
  • Name the two approaches for organizing a compare and contrast essay
  • Understand the use of a thesis statement
  • Identify characteristics of the two methods used for writing a compare and contrast essay

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on writing a compare and contrast composition
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the thesis statement and body paragraphs of a compare and contrast essay
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between two methods of organizing and writing compare and contrast essays

Additional Learning

To learn more about comparing and contrasting in compositions, review the accompanying lesson titled Comparing & Contrasting: Examples & Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review brainstorming methods
  • Learn how to create a thesis statement
  • Understand effective methods for presenting comparison and contrasts in an essay
  • Explain what a conclusion in a compare and contrast essay should include