Make sure to use comparison and contrast phrases to cue the reader to the ways in which you are analyzing the relationship between the subjects.
After you finish analyzing the subjects, write a conclusion that summarizes the main points of the essay and reinforces your thesis.
The organizing strategy that you choose will depend on, as always, your audience and your purpose.
You may also consider your particular approach to the subjects as well as the nature of the subjects themselves; some subjects might better lend themselves to one structure or the other.
Create an outline for each of the items you chose in Note 10.72 "Exercise 1" and Note 10.73 "Exercise 2".
Use the point-by-point organizing strategy for one of them, and use the subject organizing strategy for the other.
For example, Red Delicious apples are sweet, while Granny Smiths are tart and acidic.
Drawing distinctions between elements in a similar category will increase the audience’s understanding of that category, which is the purpose of the compare-and-contrast essay.
Choose one of the outlines you created in Note 10.75 "Exercise 3", and write a full compare-and-contrast essay.
Be sure to include an engaging introduction, a clear thesis, well-defined and detailed paragraphs, and a fitting conclusion that ties everything together.