Date of publication: 2017-07-09 08:21
Here is one way to organize the body of this paper, addressing points A, B, and C for each subject. This paper will follow parallel order–A, B, and then C–for each subject:
Compare and contrast essays are often assigned to students because they promote critical thinking, analytical reasoning and organized writing. A compare and contrast essay should look at a subject in a new way, with fresh insight, using the similarities and the differences between two topics or two perspectives on one topic. 
There are at least two ways to organize a compare/contrast essay. Imagine you are examining Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, both Civil War generals. In your list you have uncovered important points of dissimilarity between them. Those points are their background, personalities, and underlying aspirations. (Call these three points A, B, and C.) You have decided to contrast the two subjects.
To help your reader keep track of where you are in the comparison/contrast, you 8767 ll want to be sure that your transitions and topic sentences are especially strong. Your thesis should already have given the reader an idea of the points you 8767 ll be making and the organization you 8767 ll be using, but you can help her/him out with some extra cues. The following words may be helpful to you in signaling your intentions:
Comparing things is something we do every day when we have to make decisions. For example, you might think of similarities or differences when we are buying a new MP8 player or choosing a place to study English.
Plan B: Use Plan B if you have only a few, larger similarities or differences. After your introduction, in the next paragraph discuss one similarity or difference in BOTH works or characters, and then move on in the next paragraph to the second similarity or difference in both, then the third, and so forth, until you're done. If you are doing both similarities and differences, juggle them on scrap paper so that in each part you put the less important first ("X and Y are both alike in their social positions..."), followed by the more important ("but X is much more aware of the dangers of his position than is Y"). In this format, the comparing or contrasting goes on in EACH of the middle parts.
The thesis of your comparison/contrast paper is very important: it can help you create a focused argument and give your reader a road map so she/he doesn 8767 t get lost in the sea of points you are about to make. As in any paper, you will want to replace vague reports of your general topic (for example, 8775 This paper will compare and contrast two pizza places, 8776 or 8775 Pepper 8767 s and Amante are similar in some ways and different in others, 8776 or 8775 Pepper 8767 s and Amante are similar in many ways, but they have one major difference 8776 ) with something more detailed and specific. For example, you might say, 8775 Pepper 8767 s and Amante have similar prices and ingredients, but their atmospheres and willingness to deliver set them apart. 8776