Crafting a winning introduction to compare and contrast essay

As a new but eager essayist, the compare and contrast format can be a bit tricky to learn at first. It is not beyond your abilities, it is just something you need to master and it all begins with the introduction. Here are some tips to writing one that stands out:

Choose an excellent topic
The importance of this step cannot be overstated. Your topic is the very first thing you have to base everything else on. In some cases, this task is taken away from you so you need not concern yourself with it. Being given the option is a great opportunity though and you should use it wisely whenever it arises.

Find great sample introductions
These are incredible times we live in. As a student you can see some of the best written essays online for free. They can be sourced from your friends or they can be found online. Writing companies make thousands of essays available as sample content to draw users like you to their sites. Look for the best ones and start to compile a selection of papers that you can refer to.

Figure out what makes the great ones great
Once you have your batch of great introductions you should start looking at them closely to see what makes them so good. Did the writer make an emotional plea at the start? Was there a clear logical progression? How long was it? Make sure you can answer these and other questions so you know how to do it yourself.

Practice mimicking what you found
The best writers borrow confidently from others’ methods. You should try to use the tricks you observed from the previous step. Using the tricks does not mean doing exactly what they have done. In fact it is advisable that you use the work of several writers to base your own on. This way you will not seem to be pretending to be any one writer.

Ask someone what they think
Having created a few great practice introductions you will have something to take to knowledgeable critics when you ask for their opinion. You are still working on it so leave room for them to be less impressed by your work than you are. You can get better.

Places you should check to get examples of a good argumentative essay

Many times ones is faced with the often daunting task of essay writing. Not only must one concern themselves with the selection of an appropriate topic but there is often a need to find examples of more than one point of view on a subject. Such is the case when the paper is of the argumentative nature.

Law books and journals
When dealing with political and social issues one of the best places to look is in law books and journals. Within theses pages one will find a variety of opinions and evidenced based arguments for both sides of a topic.

College Libraries
Depending upon the perspective and academic discipline that informs ones approach to the essay academic journals may be useful. Most schools and colleges provide students with access to a database of academic journals for a variety of topics. These databases are most often computerized and a simple or more advanced subject should yield results for ones desired subject.

Audio Recordings
If one is strapped for time or intimidated by the prospect of scouring through pages of legal jargon one can look at archived footage or listen to audio recordings of debates. This strategy puts less strain on the reader’s eyes and allows the convenience of speeding up recordings in order to get to the most salient parts of the rationale. Although this method seems unconventional debates present the opposing view and the evidence supporting each side.

Online Databases
If one is not daunted by the prospect of perusing large quantities of written material one can utilize one of the many available search engines and look for essays or other written publications in the public domain. There are other sites which require membership or a paid subscription in order to access their archived materials. If this seems most convenient one may share the expense as well as the benefits with a group of schoolmates.

Your Teacher/Professor/Educator
Lastly if all else fails go to the source. The one giving the assignment should provide a format that you can follow as well as directions to appropriate examples you can use. This may be in the form of assignments from previous students or teacher resources that would not be otherwise available to students.

Writing can be a simple and even enjoyable exercise when one is aware of the many resources at their disposable.