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* a 500-750 word essay using comparison/contrast as a method of development
* Determine exactly what you are going to compare and/or contrast. Be sure that your items have sufficient relationship to be compared/contrasted (you would not choose to compare/contrast a slug and a computer).
* Decide whether you will use the point-by-point or block method of organization, and be consistent. Either method is acceptable.