Overview: Write an essay that compares or contrasts two separate things (well-known people/ideas/ places/times, things, experiences, events, etc.) Develop a thesis, and then support this thesis in the body of the paper. You will only be comparing OR contrastingnot both. Comparing means looking for similarities, while contrasting means looking for differences. If you utilize research, you must include in-text citations and a Works Cited page.
Topic: Compare or contrast any two things that are not obvious or commonly covered; local and current themes are often the least covered and most interesting.
Research: This is not a research paper. You may use credible, scholarly sources if you choose. The sources may come from a website, journal, book, or the CPCC online databases (like ProQuest or Opposing Viewpoints) or the CPCC library. You must include a correctly cited in-text citation and a Works Cited page. You cannot use Wikipedia, Debate.org, ProCon.org, The Onion, or Daily Mail or any fake news web site. Please contact me for help if needed.
Plagiarism: Your essay will be automatically submitted to TurnItIn to check for plagiarism. Plagiarized essays will earn a grade of 0. Please review the plagiarism policy as stated in the course syllabus.
Length: The essay must be 3 full pages minimum.
Format: Use MLA 8 format for title, heading, citations, and the Works Cited page. Your Works Cited page must be included but does NOT count as part of the 3-page minimum.
Word Choice: Use Third Person Point of View and a formal tone. Avoid using, slang, informal language, and contractions.
Do not use first person (I, me, my) or second person (you, your) pronouns