Essay Recipe - ENUMERATED THE WORKS SIMILARITIES AND IN...

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ART HISTORY I CHRISTINE TATE, PH.D. RECIPE FOR A SUCCESSFUL FIVE-PARAGRAPH COMPARISON & CONTRAST ESSAY FOLLOW THESE STEPS: 1. BRAINSTORM IN THE SPACE PROVIDED. ASK YOURSELF THE QUESTIONS ON THE LIST ADAPTED FROM BARNET AND MAKE THE SHORTEST POSSIBLE ENTRY FOR EACH ANSWER. PUT DIFFERENCES ON THE LEFT, SIMILARITIES ON THE RIGHT. NOT ALL QUESTIONS WILL APPLY. YOU MAY NOT END UP USING ALL OF THE IDEAS GENERATED BY THOSE THAT DO. A v s . B B O T H 2. DECIDE WHETHER YOU HAVE MORE SIMILARITIES OR DIFFERENCES. THEY MAY BE CLOSE, BUT THEY CANNOT BE EXACTLY EVEN. 3. DIVIDE THE SMALLER CATEGORY INTO TWO GROUPS—ONE FOR THE INTRODUCTION AND ONE FOR THE CONCLUSION. 4. DIVIDE THE LONGER CATEGORY INTO THREE OR MORE THEMES ON WHICH YOU CAN WRITE ONE PARAGRAPH EACH. 5. WRITE A THESIS THAT CONTRASTS THE LARGER CATEGORY WITH THE SMALLER ONE. FOR EXAMPLE: “Though these sculptures have many things in common, they differ in setting, style, and iconography.” THIS WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR AN ESSAY IN WHICH THE INTRODUCTION HAD
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Unformatted text preview: ENUMERATED THE WORKS SIMILARITIES AND IN WHICH THE BODY OF THE ESSAY HAD THREE PARAGRAPHSONE ON SETTING, ONE ON STYLE, AND ONE ON ICONOGRAPHY. UNDERLINE YOUR THESIS STATEMENT . 6. YOUR CONCLUSION THEN SHOULD RETURN TO THE SUBJECT OF SIMILARITIES WITH NEW EXAMPLES THEREOF. TIPS FOR SUCCESS: 1. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF WHETHER YOU FOCUS ON SIMILARITIES IN THE INTRODUCTION AND CONCLUSION AND DIFFERENCES IN THE BODY. THERE ISNT A RIGHT OR WRONG CHOICE. IT DOES MATTER THAT YOU DISCUSS BOTH SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES (THATS WHAT COMPARISON AND CONTRAST MEANS) AND THAT YOU GIVE ENOUGH SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF EACH TO SUPPORT YOUR ASSERTIONS. 2. NEVER WRITE THE FORBIDDEN THESIS. THE A AND B HAVE/SHOW MANY SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES. BE SPECIFIC. 3. LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM WHILE YOU ARE WRITING LEGIBLY SO YOU CAN GO BACK AND ADD A WORD OR PHRASE IF NECESSARY. 4. PROOFREAD YOUR WORK BEFORE YOU HAND IT IN....
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