Part 2: Compare-Contrast Essay – Final
In Week Three you wrote a rough draft of a
Compare-Contrast Essay that examined a narrative and a descriptive essay to
determine which style of essay was superior. This week you will complete the
final version of your essay. Your Compare-Contrast Essay – Final Draft needs to
be between 1500 and 1700 words and should have a thesis statement that clearly
states what you are writing about. Your essay must:
- Present several points of comparison and contrast in either block
arrangement or point-by-point organization.
- Incorporate the following:
- A quote from one of the chosen essays.
- A summary of a section of one of the chosen essays.
- A paraphrase of a section from one of the chosen essays.
- Conclude with a persuasive statement about which style of essay is superior,
based on the examples you selected. Make sure to address how the structure of
the essay contributes to its superiority.
As you are writing this
essay, please pay attention to the areas that you struggled with in your
Diagnostic Quiz and Diagnostic Essay, as well as incorporate all of the feedback
provided by your instructor on your rough draft and your writing throughout this
When submitting your Compare-Contrast Essay – Final Draft, make
Compare-Contrast Essay – Final Draft
- Proofread your work for errors in grammar, mechanics, and style.
- Check that the essay is 1500 to 1700 words.
- Include a title page and a reference page (these are not counted in the word
- Format the paper according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing
- Save the document as a Microsoft Word or compatible .doc or .docx file.
- Use a naming convention that includes your last name, week number, and the
assignment number (e.g., smith_w2_a1.doc).
The Final Draft:
- Must be 1500 to 1700 words in length, double-spaced, and formatted according
to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis
- Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
- Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
- Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing
- Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.