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ENG/220 COMPARISON-CONTRAST TOPIC SELECTION
ENG/220 As a student, you will encounter many different types of writing assignments, each with its own requirements. One of the most common is the comparison-contrast essay, in which you focus on the ways that certain things or ideas are similar to and/or different from one another.

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Week 1

 

Comparison-Contrast Topic Selection
As a student, you will encounter many different types of writing
assignments, each with its own requirements. One of the most common
is the comparison-contrast essay, in which you focus on the ways that
certain things or ideas are similar to and/or different from one another.
By writing such essays, you are being encouraged to do the following:
• Make connections between texts or ideas.
• Engage in critical thinking.
• Go beyond describing or summarizing.
When reflecting on similarities and differences, you can gain a better
understanding of the items you are comparing--their relationship to
each other and what is most important about them.
During the next five weeks, you will write and revise a five-paragraph
comparison-contrast essay that incorporates at least three peerreviewed
academic sources. Each week, you must submit a different
phase of your writing to complete the essay.
Refer to pp. 203 to pp. 220 of Ch. 10 of Wordsmith for ideas on topics
you may wish to write about in your paper; however, feel free to come
up with your own idea.
Decide on your topic.
Experiment with some of the prewriting methods found in Ch. 2
of Wordsmith to explore the topic you have chosen.
Write a 350- to 700-word document detailing your application of your
writing process and chosen prewriting method (freewriting,
brainstorming, listing, etc.) to begin exploring and writing about your
topic. In this document, you should include the topic you have chosen
and some examples of how you plan to compare and/or contrast.
Edit and proofread your assignment before submitting it to your
instructor.
Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA
guidelines.
Submit your document to the Assignment Files tab.
Note: The term five-paragraph essay may or may not have exactly five
paragraphs. The term refers to a form of short essay based around an
introduction, approximately three supporting paragraphs, and a
conclusion, for a total of five paragraphs.

 

ENG/220 WEEK 2 COMPARISON-CONTRAST ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
ENG/220 Write your analysis of the best use of this information in your paper; for example, how will this information support your comparison-contrast essay.

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Week 2

 

Comparison-Contrast Annotated Bibliography
Instructions:
The quality of the points presented in writing depends on the quality of
the source material chosen to include in the writing. An annotated
bibliography begins the preliminary research process and serves as an
ongoing list of sources that will support your final paper in Week 5.
Using scholarly sources helps you with the following:
• Scholarly sources will give you credible work that your instructors
and employers will acknowledge.
• The skills of paraphrasing and summarizing are foundational for any
research writer.
• The more you strive to understand what another writer is trying to
communicate, the more you will be moved to make your voice heard as
a writer.
Conduct several searches using any of the databases in the University
Library.
Select three scholarly, academic sources from the library search that
support the topic you plan to present in your final paper.
Write a complete summary of the information presented in each article,
using your own words.
Write your analysis of the best use of this information in your paper; for
example, how will this information support your comparison-contrast
essay.
Identify a possible topic sentence and claim the information will support.
Format your title page according to appropriate course-level APA
guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

ENG/220 WEEK 3 PREWRITING WORKSHEET
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Week 3


Prewriting Worksheet
Instructions:
A great paper begins with a working thesis statement that will drive your
topic and support your claims. A "working" thesis means that the thesis
is still rough, and that you may make some changes based on the
research you find for support. Therefore, as you conduct more research
and formulate ideas, it is important to keep an open mind and to revise
your thesis as your research progresses. Your thesis contains the main
claim that you will make. Typically, a thesis is stated as a single
sentence, and it also provides an answer to your research question.
Review the reading from this week.
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Prewriting Worksheet.
Use complete sentences and source information with the outline (in-text
citations).
Submit your worksheet to the Assignment Files tab.


ENG/220 WEEK 4 DRAFT OF COMPARISON-CONTRAST ESSAY
ENG/220 WEEK 4 Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word draft of your comparison-contrast paper that makes seeing the differences and similarities of your chosen topics clear.
Use the topic you selected in Week 1, your research from Week 2, and your thesis and outline from Week 3.

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Week 4


Draft of Comparison-Contrast Essay
Instructions:
Focusing on drafting using the materials that you have gathered this far
is an important part of the writing process. Each step taken to further
the editing and revising of an essay will make it that much more
polished as a final draft. Just as in most projects at work, there are
steps to follow to produce a satisfactory final product in academic
papers.
Review instructor feedback on your Week 1 to Week 3 assignments.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word draft of your comparison-contrast paper
that makes seeing the differences and similarities of your chosen topics
clear.
Use the topic you selected in Week 1, your research from Week 2, and
your thesis and outline from Week 3.
Review your essay for effective use of basic English grammar, word
usage, and sentence style before turning in your paper.
Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA
guidelines.
Submit your paper to the Assignment Files tab.

 

ENG/220 WEEK 5 COMPARISON-CONTRAST ESSAY FINAL PAPER Revise and finalize the rough draft of the 1,050- to 1,400-word paper you worked on in Week 4 by making corrections from your instructor and any other edits you think appropriate. Ensure that you have included the following:
ENG/220 WEEK 4 Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word draft of your comparison-contrast paper that makes seeing the differences and similarities of your chosen topics clear.
Use the topic you selected in Week 1, your research from Week 2, and your thesis and outline from Week 3.
ENG/220 WEEK 5 COMPARISON-CONTRAST ESSAY FINAL PAPER Revise and finalize the rough draft of the 1,050- to 1,400-word paper you worked on in Week 4 by making corrections from your instructor and any other edits you think appropriate. Ensure that you have included the following:

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Week 5

 

Comparison-Contrast Essay Final Paper and Presentation
Instructions:
In any career you pursue, the skill of presenting yourself and your ideas
will play an important role. Whether in writing, in person, across the
conference room, by phone, or across continents, people need to be
sold on you as much as they are on your ideas.
Part 1
Revise and finalize the rough draft of the 1,050- to 1,400-word paper
you worked on in Week 4 by making corrections from your instructor
and any other edits you think appropriate. Ensure that you have
included the following:
• A strong thesis statement that is organized so that your
comparisons/contrasts are clearly presented; focus on proving your
thesis statement
• Support for your claims with credible references, using a minimum of
three peer-reviewed sources
Ensure that your final paper uses correct grammar and punctuation. A
variety of sentence structures should be demonstrated, as well as
appropriate essay and paragraph structure.
Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA
guidelines.
Submit your final corrected paper to the Assignment Files tab.
Part 2: Presentation
Create a 7- to 10-slide presentation using Microsoft® PowerPoint® to
accompany the highlights of your paper.
Format your references consistent with appropriate course-level APA
guidelines. Include citations in the speaker notes or in a separate
reference list.
Deliver your presentation and submit your presentation file or link.
• For Local Campus, deliver a 10- to 12-minute oral presentation
accompanied by your slides or multimedia.
• For Online Campus, provide detailed speaker notes in the
presentation file or in a separate document.
Submit your presentation to the Assignment Files tab.