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Final Project Overview

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Amy Winger

on 28 August 2014

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Final Project Overview
Why compare?
Selecting a Topic: Example 1
Choose items that have common parallel traits to compare and contrast

Organizing is what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.
-A. A. Milne
Comparison Essays

Examine closely the likenesses or differences of two topics

Highlight unfamiliar yet subtle connections between the topics

Illustrating subtle differences or similarities helps audience members choose between alternatives or make decisions

List Possible Points of Comparison
Choose relevant points to compare and contrast
Select your top three to compare and contrast

Selecting a Topic: Example 2
Choose items that have common
traits to compare and contrast

List Possible Points of Comparison
Choose relevant points to compare and contrast
Select your top three to compare and contrast
Determining a Stance
Organizing Points of Comparison
Choose a pattern to organize
comparisons and contrasts

Two options:

Online vs.
Brick-and-Mortar Shopping

Home School vs. Public School
Two Musical Groups
or Musical Styles
Warning: Do not choose two disconnected groups or musical styles. For example, it would be better to compare gospel and Christian rock music than Christian rock and classical music.

Beatles vs. One Direction
Two Products Being Compared
for Purchase
Ideas: iPod vs. Android, PlayStation vs. Xbox,
Toyota vs. Camry, Golden Retriever vs. Yellow Lab, Mac vs. PC, and 1,000s of others

Organic vs.
Conventionally Grown Food
Online vs.
Traditional Education
Six Advantages to Online Education
Two Trends
Ideas: today's generational fashion trends vs. your parents' generational fashion trends, iPod vs. radio, Facebook vs. Twitter (LinkedIn, Snapchat, or Instagram), decriminalization efforts in your state vs. Colorado’s reforms, Wii Fit vs. traditional exercise methods, homeopathic medicine vs. traditional medicine

How Social Media Can Make History

Two Movies, Comedians, Sports Teams, or Novels
Anakin Skywalker
Harry Potter
Two Neighborhoods
Chernobyl vs. Hiroshima
Ideas: Two US cities, two biblical cities, or two mythical cities

Traditional Bookstores
Two Methods of Losing Weight

Click here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/VID-20078320

Click here: http://video.pbs.org/video/2225994100/

Click here: http://new.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_cellphones_twitter_facebook_can_make_history
Click here: http://www.ted.com/talks/holly_morris_why_stay_in_chernobyl_because_it_s_home.html
Good Boss vs. Bad Boss
Two Professional Athletes

Ideas: Tony Hawk vs. Rodney Mullen, Michael
Jordan vs. Muhammad Ali, Wilma Rudolph vs.
Jackie Robinson, Shaun White vs. Marc McMorris and 100s of others.
Wilma Rudolph vs. Jackie Robinson
Which option most appeals to you?

Beauty requires contrast.
-John Gardner

Anakin Skywalker vs. Harry Potter. (2012). [Media]. Retrieved from
Arrows. (2010). [Media]. Retrieved from http://geniussquared.com/1454/demystifying-quick-decision-making/
Decision. (2013). [Media]. Retrieved from http://smgworld.bu.edu/fcc/2013/10/23/why-career-decisions-are-an-art-and-not-a-science/
Footballs. (2010). [Media]. Retrieved from http://jameswilhoitkickingcoach.blogspot.com/2010/09/on-specialists-path-discovering-fact.html
Football and basketball. (2013). [Media]. Retrieved from http://www.bet.com/shows/106-and-park/photos/2012/04/mindless-behavior-exclusive-ray-ray-s-favorite-things.html?_escaped_fragment_%3D040412-shows-106-park-ray-ray-basketball-football
Kids react to Jimmy Fallon vs. Jay Leno. (2013). [Media]. Retrieved from
Sir Paul McCarthy on “One Direction”. (2012). [Media]. Retrieved from
Surviving a bad boss. (2010). [Media]. Retrieved from
Venn diagram. (2002). [Media]. Retrieved from http://www.myread.org/organisation.htm
Wilma Rudolph: An uphill battle. (2007). [Media]. Retrieved from
Winger, A. (2014). [Media]. Amazon.com and the World of E-Commerce. Retrieved from http://digital.films.com/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=10069&loid=20768
Winger, A. (2014). [Media]. Clay Shirky: How cell phones, Twitter, Facebook can make history. Retrieved from http://blog.ted.com/2009/06/16/clay_shirky_how/
Winger, A. (2014). [Media]. Controversy over organic foods. Retrieved from http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=40569&loid=65849
Winger, A. (2014). [Media]. Holly Morris: Why stay in Chernobyl? Because it’s home. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/holly_morris_why_stay_in_chernobyl_because_it_s_home.html
Winger, A. (2014). [Media]. Home School Nebraska. Retrieved from http://video.pbs.org/video/2225994100/
Winger, A. (2014). [Media]. Two methods of losing weight. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/VID-20078320

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Thesis statement:

Understanding the symptoms, treatment, and long-term effects of bulimia and anorexia can lead to healthier lives.
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