Comparison and Contrast of the Electric Guitar and Acoustic Guitar

Length: three pages (right to the bottom of page three, not spilling onto page four)
Topic: A Comparison and Contrast of the Electric Guitar and Acoustic Guitar.

[Note: My preference is electric guitar because I look to solo so its easier to do that, it is made to play lead more so than acoustic, when you add effects, such as distortion or overdrive the sound is altered and gives a meatier tone. To the benefit the acoustic guitar, it is good for casual play, it is easier to transport because amps for it are optional.]

Assignment: Essay IIIa Argumentative Compare and Contrast

a?Comparison is an exercise in which the composer implies that someone or something is greater than another. She does this by juxtaposing descriptions of both people or things. . . . The point of the exercise . . . is to aid in deliberation.a? (Crowley 231)

a?Paragraphs of comparison assess one subject in terms of its relation to others, usually highlighting what they have in common. Contrasting paragraphs analyze differences between things.a? (Faigley 26)

Comparison and contrast are part of the nature of making a choice. If we need to decide, we need to compare and contrast options. Thus, we are almost always comparing one thing to another, calculating similarities and differences. For instance, how do you decide what youare going to do next? How do you decide between buying one car or another? Between going out with one person or another? Regarding your education, how do you decide between going to one school or another? Between one major or another? At some point, you most likely consider the similarities and the differences, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and then you choose. In other words, you compare and contrast.

For Essay III, choose a favorite hobby or something that you know a lot about and compare two things within that hobby and write an informative and argumentative comparison and contrast essay using a point-by-point approach.

A last thing: Keep in mind our course readings and their authors as you write your essay. Remember the variety, depth, invention, and clarity with which they write, then work to make your essay an engaging, argumentative exploration of two similar but nonetheless different objects of study. Remember to avoid fragments, run-ons, and comma splices; to make your subjects and verbs agree with each other; to use verb tenses correctly; and to use pronouns, modifiers, and the various symbols of punctuation according to the conventions of Standard Edited English.

In sum, your writing should show that you have learned and are applying what all of these readings illustrate.