Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your compare and contrast essay outline doesn’t have to be either (unless you’re a procrastinator).
Body paragraph #3: Now we’ll look at my third body paragraph.
My thesis statement focuses on three specific habits/characteristics of my rambunctious dogs.
It might be something like this:“Most notably, Molly and Morgan differ in how they accessorize, what their favorite toys are, and how they deal with downtime, yet the two have a strong bond as ‘sisters’ who cuddle at every opportunity.”Whew! It’s where you’ll lay out the structure of your essay.
The point-by-point comparison focuses on comparing and contrasting one aspect about both subjects at the same time.
It’s typically easier for readers to follow this structure. To keep things simple, I’ll use a 5-paragraph essay structure to create a compare and contrast essay outline.
The outline consists of three parts: Now that you have the basic structure down, let’s break down the components using my two favorite four-legged beasts: Molly and Morgan. Introduction to the main topic To introduce your main topic, you ideally want to start with a hook sentence and then detail the specifics of the topic itself.
The introduction is where you introduce your topic both in broad and specific terms. The thesis statement provides the main point of or ideas within your essay. Comparing and contrasting Morgan and Molly, my opening lines to introduce the topic might read something like this:“Do opposites really attract?
Evaluation Next, you want to evaluate what you’ve discussed or talk about possible future developments.
This is where you show the greater purpose of your topic.