In this format, all the comparing or contrasting, except for the statement of your main point, which you may want to put in the beginning, goes on in the SECOND HALF of the piece.
Plan B: Use Plan B if you have only a few, larger similarities or differences.
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To compare is to examine how things are similar, while to contrast is to see how they differ.
A compare and contrast essay therefore looks at the similarities of two or more objects, and the differences.
In this format, the comparing or contrasting goes on in EACH of the middle parts.
The following outline may be helpful; however, do not be limited by it.
Do not begin writing until you have a point that the similarities or differences you want to use help to prove.
Your point should help shape the rest of what you say: For example, if you see that one of your similarities or differences is unrelated to the point, throw it out and think of one that is related. Be sure this main point is clearly and prominently expressed somewhere in the essay.