Writing Workshop: Writing a Compare-Contrast Essay

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Crafting a compare-contrast essay can prove to be a challenge even for experienced writers.  Eradicate the mystery with a PowerPoint that details the rationale for and the structure of this form of expository writing. The 20-slide presentation can be used as an overview to familiarize viewers with the format. After individuals select a prompt, select slides can be reshown, or reproduced as worksheets, to assist writers in the drafting process.

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  • Writers are offer a choice of prompts
  • Step-by-step directions are clear and concise
  • Examples are provided
  • Both the block and point-by-point formats are discussed

  • Pause the presentation to permit viewers to discuss and take notes on the suggested procedures
  • Because the presentation is text-heavy, provide viewers with a worksheet that reproduces the graphics contained in the presentation