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Chapter 10: Comparison and Contrast

This chapter contains the following sections:
  • PART A:The Contrast and the Comparison Paragraphs
  • PART B:The Comparison or Contrast Paragraph
Chapter introduction:

To contrast two persons, places, or things is to examine the ways in which they are different. To compare them is to examine the ways in which they are similar.

Contrast and comparison are useful skills in daily life, work, and college. When you shop, you often compare and contrast. For instance, you might compare and contrast two dishwashers to get the better value. In fact, the magazine Consumer Reports was created to help consumers compare and contrast different product brands. Your employer might ask you to compare and contrast two computers, two telephone services, or two shipping crates.

Your job is to gather information about the similarities and differences to help your employer choose one over the other. In nearly every college course, you will be expected to compare and contrast-two generals, two types of storm systems, two minerals, or two painters of the same school.

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