write a comparison essay on one of the following topics:
- Online and traditional education
- Two weight loss methods (Examples: Nutrisystem vs. Sensa or Gastric Bypass Surgery vs. Lapband Procedure)
- Two video gaming systems
- College sport and professional sport (the same college and pro sport must be compared)
- Facebook and Twitter
- Fox News and CNN News
- A novel and a movie of the same story
- Your choice if approved by instructor
Your five paragraph (400-700 words) essay should include the following:
Formatting: Block or Alternating Pattern
Intro paragraph: Remember that the parts of an intro paragraph include a hook, preview of upcoming points, and end with thesis statement.
Three body paragraphs: Each should have a topic sentence, supporting details, and a conclusion sentence. Research should be used to illustrate arguments. Aim for using one short direct quote about one sentence long per paragraph. Summaries will not be allowed. Please use APA formatting to cite the quotes. .
Conclusion paragraph: Each conclusion paragraph should begin with one’s rephrased thesis statement, summary of main points, and leave the reader with something to ponder.
Remember to avoid first and second person language (I, me, my, we, our, us, you, your, yourselves, etc.).