(solution) During the final 2 weeks of class, you will write and revise a

(solution) During the final 2 weeks of class, you will write and revise a

During the final 2 weeks of class, you will write and revise a 700- to 1,050-word academic essay using comparison and contrast.

Refer to Ch. 1 & 2 of Wordsmith for prewriting and writing process strategies and to Ch. 10 of Wordsmith for examples of writing using comparison and contrast.

Select a topic from the following list and submit your choice to your instructor for approval before beginning: 

  • Two news programs (one local and one national) or two online news sources
  • Two opposing websites covering a national issue
  • A comparison of the representation of male and female characters in a specific movie genre
  • Two protagonists from two of your favorite books or novels
  • Two national or international figures from an important time in history
  • Another topic, as approved by your instructor 

Write a rough draft of a five-paragraph, 700- to 1,050-word academic comparison and contrast essay on your selected topic that incorporates at least two peer-reviewed academic sources.

Note. The term five-paragraph essay may or may not have exactly five paragraphs. The term refers to a form of short essay based around an introduction, approximately three supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion, for a total of five paragraphs.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your paper to the Assignment Files tab.