Now that you have had the chance to learn about compare and contrast essays, it’s time to see one in practice. Below, you’ll see a traditional or typical sample compare and contrast essay from a beginning writing class. In this assignment, the student was asked to write an essay comparing and contrasting two items or concepts and to follow MLA guidelines in the essay.
Click the image below to open a PDF of the sample paper. In the sample, the strategies and techniques the author used have been noted for you.