French Education System vs. American Education System



Essay #2: Comparison-Contrast

Summary of assignment

Task: Using an alternating pattern, compare and contrast (French Education System vs.

American Education System)

Length: 500 words

Format: APA

Sources: Minimum of 2

• Write a comparison-contrast essay to inform or persuade an audience on a main idea expressed

in a thesis statement

• Develop focused body paragraphs in support of the thesis statement, following the alternating

pattern of organization

• Select sources, use them to support your ideas, and document them in APA style

• Demonstrate accurate grammar and mechanics in writing

• Participate in the process of receiving feedback and revising your writing

Organizing and supporting your essay

Organize your essay into several paragraphs, including the following:

• an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement

• body paragraphs that support the thesis statement

o The body paragraphs must follow the alternating pattern of organization

o The body paragraphs must be supported by referring to the two (or more) sources on your

reference list. Quote and/or paraphrase your sources, and include citations.

• a concluding paragraph

Support your ideas with at least two sources. Include in-text citations whenever you use your

sources, whether through quote, paraphrase, or summary. A reference list at the end of the paper

should list all of the sources cited in the text of the paper.

Point of view

We are now moving into writing in a more formal academic style. Use third-person point of

view. Do not use “I” or “you.”

Formatting your essay

Use APA style to format your essay, including the following guidelines:

• Use one-inch margins.

• Double space.

• Use size 12 Times New Roman font.

• Include a running head.

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