Write a comparison-contrast essay about a problem-solving decision you had to make.
You will write a comparison-contrast essay about a problem-solving decision you had to make. Using the personal pronouns “I,” “me,” and “we,” you will describe the problem and how you chose to solve it by evaluating the benefits and disadvantages of multiple options. The essay will include an introduction, at least three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Your introduction should include the thesis or controlling idea that you will discuss.
This essay will compare and contrast multiple options for problem-solving. Therefore, you must choose between the alternating points or block style for comparing and contrasting.
–What are the requirements?
Your essay should:
-Solve a problem you experienced in your personal life or at school or work. -Remember, this is about one specific problem. Do not write that
you hated or loved your job because that is a generality about your feelings. Instead, write about a specific problem, the different ways
it could be solved, and why you chose a particular option instead of a different solution.
-Have an engaging, exciting introduction. (Grab the reader!)
-Have a clear focus throughout the essay.
-Include details as you compare and contrast multiple options for solving the problem.
-Include all of the important details—who, what, where, when, and why.
Conclude with a summation of the essay and perhaps a question or idea that leaves the readers with something to consider if they experience a similar problem.
–How long should it be?
At least 800 words, single spaced and divided into sensible paragraphs. You may always go over the minimum.