Comparing and contrasting issues can be a powerful way to organize and understand knowledge. Typically, comparing and contrasting require you to define a class or category of objects and then define their similarities and differences.
Comparing and contrasting are very natural processes, a strategy we employ in our everyday lives to understand ideas and events. We learn new ideas by comparing the new ideas with what we've learned in the past. We understand differences between people and events by comparing new events and people to past people and events. Comparisons are often conducted to prove that one concept or object is superior to another. People selling a grant idea or business proposal or people marketing a product may compare and contrast one idea or product to another, advocating their position.
Occasionally, an entire document focuses on explaining a taxonomy--that is, a scheme of classification.
To make knowledge, we routinely categorize information. A biologist might refer to the periodic table. A musician might speak about country music, new age music, jazz, or techno. A movie critic might talk about suspense, thriller, drama, or comedic movies. A religious studies professor might discuss Christian religions, Muslim sects, and Buddhist practices. As a college student, you might talk about specific colleges' sports teams according to the divisions their teams play in.
Here's another example, this time of classification. The following video categorizes characters from Marvel Comics into four types.
Chronological narratives follow chronological time. For example, fiction writers often tell stories about people and events using dates, years, seasons, or even hours to define the progress of events. Historians tell stories about key people. Sociologists describe communities.
Some examples are found at the links listed:
NURSING MISC • Universal College of Paranaque
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UTS GE1 • Bulacan State University, Malolos
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MANA ORGANIZATI • King Drew Medical Magnet High School
CSE MISC • Government Engineering College, Thrissur
Siepmann, Dirk 2006_Academic Writing and Culture An Overview of Differences between English, French
ACADEMIC W 203 • Manchester Metropolitan University
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NURSING 12456 • Pearl River Community College
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FSK 108 • The National University of Malaysia
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ECONS 311 • Great Basin College
ENCS 12 • Howard College