Compare and Contrast Essay

Compare and Contrast Essay – Due Friday, December 10th

This is a five paragraph expository essay where you will compare some aspect of Rome to something similar today. You need to describe three ways they are similar, and also include ways they are different. Below is a rough outline you can follow.

INTRODUCTION: hook, background information, mention your three body topics, thesis (The [insert topic here] of today is both alike and different from the [insert topic here] of Ancient Rome.)

BODY 1 : topic sentence, how is [insert sub-topic #1] in Rome similar to modern times?, how is it different from modern times?

BODY 2 : topic sentence that includes a transition from body 1, how is [insert sub-topic #2] in Rome similar to modern times?, how is it different from modern times?

BODY 3: topic sentence that includes a transition from body 2, how is [insert sub-topic #3] in Rome similar to modern times?, how is it different from modern times?

CONCLUSION: restate thesis, mention all three things again, something memorable

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