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academic english iii

Academic english iii

October 15, 2013

which do you prefer
Which do you prefer?

OR

Source: billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com

Source: www.thehindu.com

which do you prefer1
Which do you prefer?

OR

Source: euyeomuyeo.tumblr.com

Source: s276.photobucket.com

today
Today

Compare/Contrast Writing

paper 2 topics
Paper 2 topics

Choose one to compare/contrast RESEARCH the topics

1. The education systems of two different countries

2. The business strategies of two companies (in the same field)

3. Online education and traditional education

4. Attending a large college and attending a small college

5. Two leaders from history

6. The methods of two charities

NOTE: All topics must be INTERNATIONAL

paper 2
Paper 2

Information sheet available on the website

(Assignments section)

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These both have similarities and differences, BUT

Which would you recommend to a foreign tourist?

Source: www.lonelyplanet.com

Source: www.lib.utexas.edu

compare contrast writing analysis
Compare/Contrast Writing - Analysis

- It is not enough to simply say:

“This is how A & B are different; this is how they are similar.”

Or “A and B are similar, yet different.”

- The above is just listing information.

- At the university level, some form of analysis is needed in comparison/contrast writing.

 Go beyond “here is some information…the end ”

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Compare/Contrast Writing - Analysis

- Your analysis should begin by considering the information you have collected.

- Ask yourself: What factors can I compare my two topics on?

- How are they similar? - How are they different?

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Compare/Contrast Writing - Analysis

- Your analysis should begin by considering the information you have collected.

  • Next, determine a position:

i.e., two smart phones: Which would you recommend to a new smart phone user?

two countries: Which is better for a foreign investor?

two universities: which provides the best opportunities to foreign students?

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Compare/Contrast Writing - Analysis

Example: Comparing two similar jobs for a college graduate entering the job market.

Job X and Job Y

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Compare/Contrast Writing - Analysis

How could this information be analyzed?

i.e.,

While both Job X and Job Y offer good workplace environments and opportunities for promotion, Job X is a better job for a recent graduate because it offers superior salary and benefits.

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Compare/Contrast Writing - Analysis

How could this information be analyzed?

i.e.,

Despite offering similar salaries and benefits, Job Y is a better job for a recent graduate than Job X because of its more conductive workplace environment and better chance for promotion.

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Today

Research question:

Which building is better for showing a visitor to KMU? - Dong Young Hall (here)

or

- The graduate school building