identify and explain three or more key points that two or more subjects have in common;

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In a comparison/contrast essay, writers must...

• identify and explain three or more key points that two or more subjects have in common;

• show the similarities and differences between these points;

• develop a thesis, indicating their position regarding the two subjects. Organization

Writers may organize a comparison/contrast essay in two ways. Block Approach: The body of such an essay is organized by discussing one subject, point by point, in complete detail before moving on to the next subject. The writer should select points by which both subjects can be examined. The number of body paragraphs will be determined by the number of points discussed in the essay.

Point-by-Point Approach: The body of such an essay is organized by discussing one point at a time and how it applies to each subject before moving on to the next point. For long works, at least three points should be examined if not more.

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