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Tips for students on writing a Compare / Contrast essay. While this guide is not comprehensive, it does provide enough information for students to follow and pass the assignment. This guide is especially helpful for those who don't have much time.

Compare or Contrast Essay

Down and Dirty Tips for Drafting a Comparison or Contrast Essay

Down and Dirty Tips: Compare or Contrast Essay

The point of a comparison or contrast essay to evaluate the similarities or differences of two things. The most difficult part of a compare/contrast essay is its organization. This guide will walk you through the steps of getting started and organizing your essay just the information you need to complete the assignment. For more in-depth information, consult your instructor and course materials.

NOTE: The advice offered here covers the bare minimums in an attempt to help those who are running short on time or unsure of how to get started. Wherever information here conflicts with information provided by your instructor, follow what your instructor says. He or she is the one grading your paper, afterall.

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