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Compare and Contrast Essay: The Outsiders


Periods 3, 4, 5

Compare and Contrast Essay:  The Outsiders

DUE           100 points 

Compare and Contrast YOURSELF to a one character from the novel 

5 Total Paragraphs

      Intro/Thesis

      3 Body Paragraphs

      Conclusion 

Thesis:  Last sentence of the paragraph, with 3 preview points 

Body paragraphs:  3 DIFFERENT points between you and the character.

      Possible C/C topic points

            -social class

-economic status

-language/dialect

-opportunities (job, school, etc)

-dress/style

-personality traits

-interests/activities

-teen issues

-identifying with social groups

-peer pressures 

Points must be supported in paper with direct passages (paraphrased), quotes and page numbers, as well as from your personal life by using specific examples and research when needed 

Transitions between sentences and paragraphs must be used.   

Same tense must be used throughout. 

Paper should follow a pattern i.e.: divide by topic, C/C points, or by similarities and differences.   

2 pages

Double spaced

Typed

Plain font

Title

Name and Date

 

Periods 1 and 8

Compare and Contrast Essay:  The Outsiders

DUE       100 points 

Find relevant, reliable research on a current gang (provide works cited) and Compare and Contrast to either the Greasers OR the Socs.   

7 Total Paragraphs

      Para 1 - Intro/Thesis

      Para 2 + 3 – Brief background of each gang

      Para 4, 5, + 6 - Body Paragraphs

      Para 7 - Conclusion 

Thesis:  Last sentence of the paragraph with 3 preview points 

Body paragraphs:  3 DIFFERENT points between the 2 gangs.

      Possible C/C topic points

            -location

            -economic status

            -social status

            -language/dialect

            -opportunities (job, school, etc)

            -dress/style

            -connectedness

            -activities

            -other 

Points must be supported in paper with research, direct passages (paraphrased), quotes and page numbers and relevant current research from reliable sources. 

Transitions between sentences and paragraphs must be used.   

Same tense must be used throughout. 

Paper should follow a pattern i.e.: divide by topic, C/C points, or by similarities and differences.   

2-3 pages    Double spaced      Typed

Plain font    Title       Name        Date 

Conclusion

Therefore, finally, consequently, thus, in short, in brief, as a result, accordingly, hence, on the whole, without a doubt, for the reasons above, as noted


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