Compare and Contrast Essay

Choose one of the options and write an essay comparing or contrasting the two topics in your selection using EITHER the point-by-point OR the subject-by-subject method to organize the details and specific examples. Consider focusing on three to five subtopics and generate ideas through prewriting. Develop a strong thesis statement for your essay that includes your two topics from the list above; your three to five subtopics; and a claim about how they are similar, different, or both.

The guidelines for this assignment are as follows:

Remember to apply the concepts you’re learning in the course, including elements of grammar, punctuation, thesis development, and other skills.

Length: This assignment should be at least 500 words.

Sources: You need a bare minimum of one credible source for this assignment.

Note that you must use at least one credible source to support your ideas.

You may choose any of these topics:

•    Stocks v. Bonds

•    Socialism v. Capitalism

•    Hitler v. Napoleon

•    Apple v. Microsoft

•    Renaissance Art v. Baroque Art (or any two artistic periods)

•    Biology v. Chemistry

•    America in the 1950s v. the 1970s

•    Women in 1914 v. today

•    Pop Culture in the 1980s v. Pop Culture today

•    Abraham Lincoln v. Thomas Jefferson (or any two presidencies)

•    British English v. American English

•    Writing for print v. Writing for the Web

•    American Government v. Canadian Government (or any world government)

•    US Constitution v. Articles of Confederation

•    Star Wars v. Star Trek

•    Monarchy v. Presidency

•    Thomas Hobbes v. John Locke (or any two philosophers)

•    The former USSR v. Russia today

•    (World War) Allies v. Axis

•    Maya Angelou v. Adrienne Rich (or any two poets)

•    Nazism v. Fascism

Choose one of the options and write an essay comparing or contrasting the two topics in your selection using EITHER the point-by-point OR the subject-by-subject method to organize the details and specific examples. Consider focusing on three to five subtopics and generate ideas through prewriting. Develop a strong thesis statement for your essay that includes your two topics from the list above; your three to five subtopics; and a claim about how they are similar, different, or both.

The guidelines for this assignment are as follows:

Remember to apply the concepts you’re learning in the course, including elements of grammar, punctuation, thesis development, and other skills.

Length: This assignment should be at least 500 words.

Sources: You need a bare minimum of one credible source for this assignment.