Subject: General Questions / General General Questions
QuestionThis essay should be based in the field of information management system,This essay asks you to compare and contrast two objects, concepts, or ideas related to your field of study or a field of study that interests you. At the end of the instructions, you’ll find a list of possible
topics to get you started.
the instructions specify you should use an alternating
pattern. We will talk about what that means a little later.
This essay will be longer than your first essay, 1000
-1500 words, and it will again use APA format. And
this essay requires that you use at
least two sources to support your ideas. You will need to cite those
sources, again in APA format.
You have some tips here on choosing an appropriate topic. When choosing a topic for
comparison/contrast, it’s important that the subjects you choose be similar enough for the
comparison/contrast to make sense. If the subjects are too different, it doesn’t make sense to compare
Next, the instructions say you will need to select three points of comparison or dimensions along which
to compare and contrast your two subjects.
To return to the example of graphic design programs, three
possible points of comparison are the user interface, the features, and the cost. When writing about
two different programs, you could examine these three areas for each program.
The next section of the instructions tells you how to organize your essay. Of course, you want to have an
introduction with a thesis statement, several supporting paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.
contrast essay is not a personal essay. You will write in third person here, without using “I”