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10.3: Organization

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    Organize By Subject

    1. Thesis: Organic vegetables may cost more than those that are conventionally grown, but when put to the test they are definitely worth every extra penny.
    2. Subject 1: Organic Vegetables
      1. Point 1: Chemicals/ Pesticides
      2. Point 2: Nutrition
      3. Point 3: Taste
    3. Subject 2: Conventional Vegetables
      1. Point 1: Chemicals/Pesticides
      2. Point 2: Nutrition
      3. Point 3: Taste
    4. Conclusion

    Organize By Point

    1. Thesis: Organic vegetables may cost more than those that are conventionally grown, but when put to the test, they are definitely worth every extra penny.
    2. Point 1: Chemicals/Pesticides
      1. Subject 1: Organic
      2. Subject 2: Conventional
    3. Point 2: Nutrition
      1. Subject 1: Organic
      2. Subject 2: Conventional
    4. Point 3: Taste
      1. Subject 1: Organic
      2. Subject 2: Conventional
    5. Conclusion

    The organizational structure you choose depends on the nature of the topic, your purpose, and your audience.

    Given that compare-and-contrast essays analyze the relationship between two subjects, it is helpful to have some phrases on hand that will cue the reader to such analysis.

    Phrases of Comparison and Contrast
    Comparison Contrast
    one similarity one difference
    another similarity another difference
    both conversely
    like in contrast
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