Compare and Contrast Essay Organizer (P.E.R.S.I.A)

Good planning makes great essays. As part of the prewriting stage of the writing process, provide your class members with a two-page compare-and-contrast essay template that will help them formulate their argument and collect their evidence. Writers select three PERSIA aspects (political, economic, religious, social, intellectual, and geographic influences) to compare, list the documents they will reference, compose their thesis, and draft their first paragraph. A great way to ensure writers are on the right track.

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Pros

  • Completed worksheets can be checked to ensure writers have the basis for a solid essay
  • The format of the template indicates the importance of evidence to support arguments
Cons

  • The template assumes that users are familiar with the PERSIA model (political, economic, religious, social, intellectual, and geographic aspects)
  • The format of the template might confuse some writers