A good compare-and-contrast essay goes beyond a simple listing of similarities and differences to make a meaningful statement about a larger topic.
When you look at the lists you’ve made, what strikes you as significant?
Simply put, it is an essay evaluating the similarities and differences between two subjects.
These subjects will be in the same category, but different.
Remember to keep characteristics of the different subjects somewhat parallel.
This will make it easier to structure a good argument.
(Men usually have superior physical strength and technical skills).
You can also go point by point throughout the essay.
You might compare and contrast two different kinds of pets, or two novels from the same historical time period.
Maybe you’re thinking that writing an essay about just one subject is hard enough!