You will write a comparison-contrast essay about a problem-solving decision you had to make. Using the personal pronouns I, me, and we, you will describe the problem and how you chose to solve it by evaluating the benefits and disadvantages of multiple options. The essay will include an introduction, at least three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Your introduction should include the thesis or controlling idea that you will discuss.
This essay will compare and contrast multiple options for problem-solving. Therefore, you must choose between the alternating points or block style for comparing and contrasting.
What are the requirements?
Your essay should:
Solve a problem you experienced in school or work. Remember, this is about one specific problem. Do not write that you hated or loved your job because that is a generality about your feelings. Instead, write about a specific problem, the different ways it could be solved, and why you chose a particular option instead of a different solution.
Have an engaging, exciting title and introduction. (Grab the reader!)
Have a clear focus throughout the essay.
Include details as you compare and contrast multiple options for solving the problem.
Include all of the important detailswho, what, where, when, and why.
Conclude with a summation of the essay and perhaps a question or idea that leaves the readers with something to consider if they experience a similar problem.
Get your audience’s attention in the beginning and set up multiple options to compare and contrast solutions to a problem you are solving in the essay. Structure your paragraphs with topic sentences and supporting details; link them together with transitions. Help your reader realize the significance of the problem by including sensory detail and descriptive language. Highlight the benefits of your solution and the significance to you in the thesis statement and conclusion. Your essay should be 800-1,000 words (about three pages), typed in 12-point Times New Roman or Cambria font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins following proper MLA format.