To write a comparison paper, write an interesting introduction with a thesis statement. Write body paragraphs that compare and contrast specific features of both subjects. Write a conclusion that summarizes the paper.
- Write the introduction
Start the introduction paragraph with an interesting statement or question that captures your reader's interest. Use the next few sentences to introduce the topic of the paper, such as the two subjects being compared. Make a claim or express your opinion in a thesis sentence.
- Write the body paragraphs
The body of the paper should support the claim made in the thesis statement. Each body paragraph should compare a specific feature of the two subjects of the paper. The paragraphs should include both similarities and differences. Use transitions at the beginning of each body paragraph to prevent the paper from sounding choppy. The body should have at least three paragraphs discussing different similarities or differences between the subjects. Use evidence from sources to support the idea of each paragraph.
- Write the conclusion
The conclusion paragraph should sum up your main points and reassert your claim from your thesis statement. Do not repeat specific examples. Give a brief, general summary of the most important similarities and differences of your two subjects.