22 Feb

Writing an essay-comparative

Write an essay-comparative not in order. I’m not kidding. Perhaps you were taught to write down the paper from beginning to end, but this isn’t only more difficult, but also, besides, your ideas will turn out to be incoherent. Instead, do this:

First, write the body. Work through all the info that you have, and see what story it tells you. When you process your data, you’ll find out which item of your work will be the most voluminous.

The next stage is the conclusion. After you have coped with the most difficult task, the basic idea of your work is clearly presented to you.

In the end is the introduction. It’s a rephrasing of your summary. Be careful and don’t use the same words and phrases.

The first sentence of the body’s paragraphs (it is named the key sentence) tells the recipient what will be told. The middle part of the paragraph reveals the info you have collected, and the last sentence makes a small summary based on this info. Be attentive and don’t break the boundaries of paragraphs, creating one big point, revealing two topics – this is the task of the final part.

Once you have decided on the points by which you will make a comparison, decide which composition of the paragraph will be used (how the comparisons will be arranged) in order to give the data the greatest significance. It’s recommended that you first sketch out the plan (as a placeholder) to successfully organize the transitions.

Be careful not to relate the different aspects of every subject. Comparison of the color of one object with the size of another doesn’t give the reader the opportunity to compare them.

Write a conclusion. When the work is ready, the reader should get the impression that he has learned something new, and also he must feel that the work is completed. It should cover the brief, basic info that you used in the body, and then draw a more ambitious conclusion about the two subjects. The last sentence should leave the recipient with the feeling that all ideas expressed in the work are closely related and represent a single whole