Comparative essay outline template introduction



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COMPARATIVE ESSAY OUTLINE TEMPLATE
INTRODUCTION

The text______________________________________ by _________________________ and the text ______________________________________ by ________________________________ deal with the main idea/topic of __________________________________________________________________. The authors want to prove (thesis: problem or question student wants to investigate and answer to the question or solution to the problem). The authors explore (subtopics) __________________, _____________________, and _____________________. The authors refer to (literary devices) ______________________ and _____________________.


MAIN BODY
Subtopic A _____________________________________________________________

(Cite examples, quotes, and references; also, you can add explanation and analysis)



Text 1

1. ______________________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________________

Text 2

1. ______________________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________________
Subtopic B ______________________________________________________________

(Cite examples, quotes, and references; also, you can add explanation and analysis)



Text 1

1. ______________________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________________

Text 2

1. ______________________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________________
Subtopic C _____________________________________________________________

(Cite examples, quotes, and references; also, you can add explanation and analysis)



Text 1

1. ______________________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________________

Text 2

1. ______________________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________________
CONCLUSION

Sum up the thesis. Sum up the subtopics. Sum up the literary devices.

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Offer a resolution and personal opinion. Make suggestions, recommendations, and predictions.

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INTRODUCTION – COMPARATIVE ESSAY TEMPLATE
Write a thesis based on one main idea (introduction = who is saying what and why and how)
Preface (insert quote, phrase, question that leads to your main idea)

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In the text_____________________ by __________________ and the text_______________________ by _______________________both authors deal with the main idea (topic you are investigating)

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The topic is worth investigating because ____________________________________________________

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Thesis (what you will prove based on main idea – the why - your point of view of the topic)
Specifically, (state your research focus/question of your topic/main idea and why you want to investigate the following question and/or problem - refer to the why or the cause of the main idea/topic in the texts) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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As a result, (state your opinion on the answer to the question or solution of the problem - refer to the result of the cause of the main idea or the effect of the main idea/topic in the texts)

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Subtopics (state three clear subtopics that will demonstrate how you will prove your thesis)

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The authors refers to (literary devices – state how literary terms will prove/support your thesis)

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Sum up and transition to body of essay and first subtopic

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BODY – COMPARATIVE ESSAY TEMPLATES
Subtopic I
State subtopic (set up what you will discuss/how you will prove thesis in this paragraph)

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Explain (explain how your subtopic relates specifically to both texts)

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Examples from text 1 (insert examples and quotes that prove subtopic and explanation of subtopic)

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Explain examples (explain meaning of examples and quotes and how they refer to literary devices)

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Examples from text 2 (insert examples and quotes that prove subtopic and explanation of subtopic)

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Explain examples (explain meaning of examples and quotes and how they refer to a literary devices)

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Analysis (connections and similarities in both works; lesson/goal of examples and subtopic; link to thesis)

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Sum up (subtopic and main points) and transition (introduce next subtopic)

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BODY – COMPARATIVE ESSAY TEMPLATES
Subtopic II
State subtopic (set up what you will discuss/how you will prove thesis in this paragraph)

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Explain (explain how your subtopic relates specifically to both texts)

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Examples from text 1 (insert examples and quotes that prove subtopic and explanation of subtopic)

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Explain examples (explain meaning of examples and quotes and how they refer to literary devices)

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Examples from text 2 (insert examples and quotes that prove subtopic and explanation of subtopic)

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Explain examples (explain meaning of examples and quotes and how they refer to a literary devices)

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Analysis (connections and similarities in both works; lesson/goal of examples and subtopic; link to thesis)

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Sum up (subtopic and main points) and transition (introduce next subtopic)

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BODY – COMPARATIVE ESSAY TEMPLATES
Subtopic III
State subtopic (set up what you will discuss/how you will prove thesis in this paragraph)

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Explain (explain how your subtopic relates specifically to both texts)

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Examples from text 1 (insert examples and quotes that prove subtopic and explanation of subtopic)

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Explain examples (explain meaning of examples and quotes and how they refer to literary devices)

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Examples from text 2 (insert examples and quotes that prove subtopic and explanation of subtopic)

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Explain examples (explain meaning of examples and quotes and how they refer to a literary devices)

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Analysis (connections and similarities in both works; lesson/goal of examples and subtopic; link to thesis)

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Sum up (subtopic and main points) and transition (to conclusion)

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CONCLUSION – COMPARATIVE ESSAY TEMPLATES
Preface (insert quote, phrase question that leads to conclusion and summary of thesis)

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Sum up the thesis

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Sum up the subtopics

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Sum up the literary devices (how did devices prove thesis and lead to analysis of examples)

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Offer a resolution and/or personal opinion/insight

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Make suggestions, recommendations, and predictions

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