...Assignment Sheet for Comparison and Contrast Paragraph Assignment: Paragraphs may be developed by offering a comparison or stating a contrast.. a comparison shows how two things are alike: a contrast, how they are different. In both cases, facts incidents, concrete details may be used to point out the similarities or differences. At times a writer may even wish to use both comparison and contrast to develop a single idea. Introduce the two subjects you will compare and contrast, and the categories they have in common. Then compare and contrast several characteristics of each subject. Use key words to connect your ideas. Conclude your paragraph by telling the reader what you believe is the most important way in which your subjects are alike or different. Suggestions of topics to compare and contrast Summer and winter Youth and old age Two sports of your choice Men and women Two of your friends, parents, teachers Transition words to use: accordingly, after, also, and, another, as a result, at first, at last, before long, but, finally, for example, for instance, for this reason, furthermore, however, on the other hand, similarly, therefore, when, yet Evaluation Rubric Rating scale: 1 = poor 2 = weak 3 = average 4 = good 5 = excellent CONTENT 1. The introduction identifies the two items being compared and the categories of comparison. 1 2. The paragraph begins with a general topic sentence and ends with...
Summer vs. Winter
What is your favorite season? Is it summer, like mine is, because of the warm weather? Or, is it winter because of the snow and Christmas? Summer and winter have few similarities, yet many big differences.
The first big difference between summer and winter is the weather. In the summertime it is usually warm and sunny and fun to be outside. You can go swimming, to the beach, sum bathe, go boating, and all of those fun summer activities everyone looks forward to. In the wintertime most people think of coldness, but you can still have fun. You can go ice skating, sledding, and skiing. In the winter you see a lot about car accidents do to the messy weather, but in the summer you don't so much.
Many people hate winter, because it is so cold and miserable. The cold temperatures and weather can greatly affect your mood and emotional habits. It's the time of year when people are reporting feeling depressed because of the dark, cold winter months. The less sunlight, the more down people feel.
Another thing is that you don't have school in the summer. You can enjoy a great amount of free time and do pretty much whatever you want. In the wintertime everyone is going crazy over Christmas, shopping, and traveling to see relatives. Summer is a very lazy and relaxed enjoyable season. Winter is more hectic and busy, and there sometimes are family conflicts because of this holiday season. Although winter is a very hectic and stressful season, it's great to get together with family and friends and enjoy the spirit of the season. In the summer, you can also visit family and friends, but without the inconvenience of bad weather.
Summer and winter have few similarities and many big differences. Either season you prefer, they both have many good qualities.