A great way to bring to light to subtle differences or unexpected similarities between two subjects is a compare and contrast essay. Sometimes the assignment only wants the differences, or contrasts, highlighted, and sometimes you are expected to only show the similarities. So make sure you understand what the assignment is asking from the beginning. Making a Venn diagram, or a chart, can help you quickly and efficiently compare and contrast two or more things. To make a Venn diagram draw two overlapping circles one for each item you're considering and in the overlapping section write down how they are the same. The chart works basically the same way. Another great way to begin is by using questions reporters traditionally ask Who? What? Where? When? Why?

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