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Comparison Essay Outline

Intro
1. Write a sentence (or two) in which you tell me the titles of your
texts, the author(s) / director, and an overall statement about your
topic(broaden thesis).
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2. Introduce the aspects of comparison and explain why you are invited
to compare them (rationale).
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3) Body Paragraph 1 Sentence what is the first comparison criteria /
justification for argument?
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4) Body Paragraph 2 Sentence what is the second comparison criteria
/ justification for argument?
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5) Body Paragraph 3 Sentence what is the third comparison criteria /
justification for argument?
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6) Thesis what is the message the ultimate message regarding the
two texts that you learn through this comparison?
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Body paragraph #1

This first topic sentence combines the two texts and the first comparison
criterion (#3) with the main idea
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*Next, outline the first point you will use for TEXT A that will support your
argument:
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Then, give some context (what is happening in the text when this occurs?) to
1st quotation:
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Now use your proof (dont forget to use MLA to cite properly!):
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Take 3-5 sentences to explain how the quotation proves your point and how it
supports your thesis:
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*Next, outline the second point you will use for TEXT A that will support your
argument:
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Then, give some context (what is happening in the text when this occurs?) to
2nd quotation:
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Now use your proof (dont forget to use MLA to cite properly!):
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Take 3-5 sentences to explain how the quotation proves your point and how it
supports your thesis:
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*Transition sentence (to move from the first to the second text) that states
the first point supporting the thesis / argument for TEXT B:
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Then, give some context (what is happening in the text when this occurs?) to
1st quotation:
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Now use your proof (dont forget to use MLA to cite properly!):
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Take 3-5 sentences to explain how the quote proves your point and how it
supports your thesis:
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*Next, outline the second point you will use for TEXT B that will support your
argument:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Then, give some context (what is happening in the text when this occurs?) to
2nd quotation:
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Now use your proof (dont forget to use MLA to cite properly!):
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Take 3-5 sentences to explain how the quote proves your point and how it
supports your thesis:
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FINALLY, write a concluding sentence that restates how the two characters
relate to the thesis argument through
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Body paragraph #2
This first topic sentence combines the two texts and the second comparison
criterion (#4) with the main idea
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*Next, outline the first point you will use for TEXT A that will support your
argument:
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______________________________________________________________________________
Then, give some context (what is happening in the text when this occurs?) to
1st quotation:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Now use your proof (dont forget to use MLA to cite properly!):
______________________________________________________________________________
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Take 3-5 sentences to explain how the quotation proves your point and how it
supports your thesis:
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*Next, outline the second point you will use for CHARACTER A that will
support your argument:
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Then, give some context (what is happening in the text when this occurs?) to
2
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Now use your proof (dont forget to use MLA to cite properly!):
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Take 3-5 sentences to explain how the quotation proves your point and how it
supports your thesis:
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*Transition sentence (to move from the first to the second character) that
states the first point supporting the
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Then, give some context (what is happening in the text when this occurs?) to
1
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Now use your proof (dont forget to use MLA to cite properly!):
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Take 3-5 sentences to explain how the quote proves your point and how it
supports your thesis:
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*Next, outline the second point you will use for CHARACTER B that will
support your argument:
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Then, give some context (what is happening in the text when this occurs?) to
2
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Now use your proof (dont forget to use MLA to cite properly!):
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Take 3-5 sentences to explain how the quote proves your point and how it
supports your thesis:
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FINALLY, write a concluding sentence that restates how the two characters
relate to the thesis argument through

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Body paragraph #3
This first topic sentence combines the two characters with the first
comparison criterion (#5) with the main idea
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*Next, outline the first point you will use for CHARACTER A that will support
your argument:
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Then, give some context (what is happening in the text when this occurs?) to
1
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Now use your proof (dont forget to use MLA to cite properly!):
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Take 3-5 sentences to explain how the quotation proves your point and how it
supports your thesis:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
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*Next, outline the second point you will use for CHARACTER A that will
support your argument:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Then, give some context (what is happening in the text when this occurs?) to
2nd quotation:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Now use your proof (dont forget to use MLA to cite properly!):
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
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Take 3-5 sentences to explain how the quotation proves your point and how it
supports your thesis:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
*Transition sentence (to move from the first to the second character) that
states the first point supporting the
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Then, give some context (what is happening in the text when this occurs?) to
1st quotation:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Now use your proof (dont forget to use MLA to cite properly!):
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Take 3-5 sentences to explain how the quote proves your point and how it
supports your thesis:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
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*Next, outline the second point you will use for CHARACTER B that will
support your argument:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Then, give some context (what is happening in the text when this occurs?) to
2nd quotation:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Now use your proof (dont forget to use MLA to cite properly!):
______________________________________________________________________________
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Take 3-5 sentences to explain how the quote proves your point and how it
supports your thesis:
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FINALLY, write a concluding sentence that restates how the two texts relate to
the thesis argument through the two supporting points:
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Conclusion
Much like an introduction, a conclusion tends to be shorter. However, you
want to keep in mind that this is the last impression you leave on your reader.
Rewrite your thesis statement but in different words than you used in your
introduction (at least try your best
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Use a couple of sentences to leave a final thought with your reader:
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-Fin