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Expository Essay- Text Structure for Compare and Contrast Es

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Expository Essay- Text Structure for Compare and Contrast Essay
Block Method
Vs.
Point by Point

Expository Writing
Expository text is a type of
writing
where the purpose is to
inform
,
describe
,
explain
, or
define
the author's subject to the reader.
Compare and Contrast is a
TEXT STRUCTURE
- one way writer's
organize the information
in an
EXPOSITORY ESSAY
.
There are
two styles
of
text structure
in compare and contrast essays-
point by point
and
block method.
Point by Point Method
Point by point is a comparison of
one point of a topic
with
a point of the other topic
(education in China vs. the USA).
Why it works:
Keeps each set of points for discussion close together
The reader does not have to remember as much information
Keeps the paper clearly organized
Avoids summary
Point by Point Example
The most notable difference between these two kinds of foods is their flavor. Fresh foods have great flavor and taste because they keep all their natural conditions. Canned foods however, lack a lot of its flavor characteristics because there are some other chemical products added to the natural foods. It is logical that the fresh foods will have a greater taste and flavor when consumed just because of the time in which they have been prepared.
What is the topic of this paragraph?
What POINT of fresh food versus canned food is being discussed?
Outlining Point by Point
Point by Point Method Outline for an Entire Essay
Intro
Thesis (what you are trying to show):
Paragraph 1
• Idea 1 from topic 1: _____________
• Idea 1 from topic 2: _____________
Paragraph 2
• Idea 2 from topic 1: _____________
• Idea 2 from topic 2: _____________
Paragraph 3
• Idea 3 from topic 1: ______________
• Idea 3 from topic 2: ______________
Conclusion
Block Method
Block Method is a presentation of all facts and supporting details
about one topic
followed by the facts and
supporting details about the second topic
Why it works:
Presents the whole picture of the two sides
Can be more effective if the essay is below 3-4 pages and is covering a general issue
Does not appear as monotonous
Block Method Example
Climate is always important in order to enjoy vacations. If a person dislikes cold weather, he or she might have a hard time in the mountains. The cold climate in the mountains is the first barrier to enjoying them, but the climate and the temperature of these zones also determine the types of activities they offer. Snow boarding, mountain climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and skiing are some activities people can enjoy when going to the mountains. There are many regions that have mountains where people can go and have a great vacation. Canada is a country located in North America and contains many mountain vacation sites where people can go and have fun.
Outlining Block Method
Intro:
Thesis (what you are trying to show): ____
Paragraph 1
• Idea 1 from topic 1: ______
• Idea 2 from topic 1: ______
• Idea 3 from topic 1: _______
Paragraph 2
• Idea 1 from topic 2: _______
• Idea 2 from topic 2: _______
• Idea 3 from topic 2: ________
Paragraph 3
• Similarities for Idea 1 and Idea 2 or further
clarification/explanation
Conclusion
Ticket to Leave
What is point by point method?
What is block method?
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Objective
Today our objective is to be able to tell the difference between point by point and block method text structure for a compare and contrast essay.
Works Cited
Bicknell, Michelle. n. page. <http://criticalreading.edublogs.org/files/2013/01/Compare_Contrast_Explanation_and_Examples-17ow2qj.pdf>.

Erlynn, B.. N.p.. Web. 28 Aug 2013. <http://www.eslbee.com/compcont.htm>.
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