posted by john on .
How are russell baker and snowflake bentley alike and different?
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Snowflake about snowflake bentley and No Gumption by Russel Baker
Have you read both stories?
Whenever you are writing a comparison/contrast paper (paragraph, essay, research paper), you need to plan it out very carefully on paper first.
1. Write all the information you can think of about Snowflake Bentley on one page.
2. Write all the information you can think of about Russel Baker on another page.
3. Then put them together in this order:
2. All about topic A
~~~2A. detail 1
~~~2B. detail 2
~~~2C. detail 3
~~~2D. detail 4
~~~2E. detail 5
3. All about topic B
~~~3A. detail 1
~~~3B. detail 2
~~~3C. detail 3
~~~3D. detail 4
~~~3E. detail 5
The number of details for each topic will vary depending on your main points. I would include comparisons (how they are similar) in the introduction and conclusion, but sections 2 and 3 and all those details will be stating and explaining how they are different.
There are two recognized patterns for writing comparison/contrast papers. One is casually referred to as "zig-zag,” but can be very confusing for the reader if you don’t use transitions effectively. The other is topic-by-topic (which is what I've outlined above) and is much easier for the reader to follow.
See http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/comparcontrast.html for further help with comparison/contrast writing.
Once you have organized your information, please repost if you’d like feedback from someone here.
I think you should like get 2 sheets of paper. After that then you should list the similarites and differences about them. Like a double bubble map. It helps display things on one side and the other one on the other, it is their differences that goes on those two sides, in the middles goes 3 similarites about those. So I would say to do that, it helped for me pleny of times. Then you can make your paragraph much easier and simpler for you.