Compare-Contrast 🟪 Comparing and contrasting two topics is another common purpose for writing. To organize a comparison-contrast essay, you might explain the similarities and then differences. These transitions are often used in compare-contrast writing.
in the same way
on the other hand
People say you can’t compare apples to oranges. Of course you can! Both are fruits that grow on trees. They each taste sweet and contain seeds. You can buy apple juice as well as orange juice. However, they grow in very different climates. Apples can handle cold weather, but oranges need warmth and sunlight. As a citrus fruit, oranges are more acidic and tangy than apples. And who makes an orange pie for Thanksgiving?
Using Different Structures
An essay may follow one main pattern of organization but also use a combination of mini-patterns or structures within each paragraph. This paragraph uses contrast, cause, location, and time organization.