Expository Draft writing
The purpose here is to enhance your ability to write a comparison/contrast : one of the most common types of analytics in academic writing.
Write a comparison/contrast draft that (1) sets two or more subjects side by side, (2) shows your audience how they are similar and/or dissimilar, and (3) draws conclusions or makes some larger point based on what you have shown. No outside research is allowed for this writing work.
Possible topics include:
A place from your childhood compared to how it is today
Toys of the past compared with toys of today
Two songs or song eras
Two bands or the same band with different members
Two musical artists from the same genre
A film adapted from a novel
Two films, books, TV shows, etc. of the same genre
Your father’s and mother’s attitude about a topic
Male and female attitudes about a topic
Two major characters from books or movies (for example, Gandalf vs. Dumbledore)
Two sports (i.e., American football vs. Australian football)
Married life vs. single life
Your draft should be at least 750 words. Your work should be in standard APA format. No outside research should be used.
Content and Development
All key elements of the work are covered in a substantive way. To note: • The work must be at least 750+ words • must be written in the appropriate rhetorical mode(s) • It should contain an effective thesis. • Inter- and intra-paragraph content is effectively organized (spatially, temporally, logically, or by order of importance) and makes use of topic sentences and appropriate transitional expressions • The introduction and conclusion are engaging, cohesive, and appropriate to their position.
Readability and Style
The tone should be appropriate to the content. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Sentences are well-constructed, with consistently strong, varied syntax. Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought and meets all the requirement of APA formatting.