Your essay should have the following:
an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement.
at least three body paragraphs that illustrate at least three major points and defend these points by referring to the articles you have found on the topic.
o You will want to paraphrase or quote from the texts as appropriate.
o In citing your sources, please use APA style.
o Your body paragraphs should follow the alternating pattern of organization. This pattern of organization is described in the following video tutorial. http://polaris.umuc.edu/ewc/tutorials/comparisons/
o Your body paragraphs should analyze at least two points of contrast. You may have three or four points of contrast, but you must have at least two. You may include a paragraph about one or two similarities if you would like.
a compelling concluding paragraph.
In addition, the paper should be formatted according to APA style in accordance with the video tutorial you observed in class, How to format your paper according to APA style.
Use one-inch margins.
Use size 12 Times New Roman font.
Include a running head.
Include page numbers.
Include a title page.
An abstract is not required.
As noted above in the bulleted information, you will emphasize the differences, or the contrasts, in your essay. You may point out similarities as well. However, if there is little contrast to exposit on in the essay, then you may have chosen two topics that are not quite suitable for comparison-contrast.
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