A compare and contrast worksheet helps students analyze the differences/similarities of two separate ideas, people, events, places, etc. It can help students list the evidence for both sides of their topics, and weigh the merits of each.
A compare and contrast essay usually requires students to make a conclusion about each side of a topic, based on the information they’ve presented for each. They aren't simply listing the differences and similarities of each point, but also crafting a thesis about the topic that analyzes the two sides and weighs their merits and detriments as a whole. Students can organize their arguments by each side, or by each point they want to analyze from each side.
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