How To Сreate A Сompare And Сontrast Essay On World History


The main idea of a compare and contrast essay is to effectively compare two different items, problems, situations, etc., revealing what they have in common and why they differ. That is, if you are into writing a compare and contrast essay on world history, your main task is to choose two objects to compare in a smart way.

What does it mean? It means that you should choose something from one kind or type. Compare two wars, two situations that came before revolutions in different countries, two manners of rule different kings had. However, avoid comparing things that have nothing in common, like abolition of slavery and declaration of independence, for instance.

This done, follow several guidelines that are listed below.

  1. Mind the structure.
  2. No matter how big or small your essay is going to be. Remember about the structure of all academic papers of this type, which involve an introduction, body paragraphs and conclusions.

  3. Compose an outline.
  4. Don’t skip this step, because it’s not a waste of time. Having a detailed outline, you will know how to connect all the parts of your essay in a logical way with the help of logical bridges. Besides that, you will know that you haven’t forgotten to mention anything in your paper.

  5. Focus on the first and the last.
  6. The introduction and conclusions are very important parts of your essay. They make readers acquainted to the topic you are going to research in your project and recapitulate the done work, showing the results. The more interesting, catchy and informative the introduction will be, the more readers will want to keep on reading your essay.

  7. Know how to compare.
  8. You should choose only one method of comparing the two items, which should be observed through the whole research (methods should not be mixed). You can start speaking about one object, describing all its features that are compared and contrasted to the other one’s respective features, and then move to the other one, doing the same. This method has a significant drawback: by the end of each description, readers have enough time to forget what was said in the beginning. As well, you can try comparing features the two objects have in common, and then move to what makes them different. It’s much better for comprehension. Finally you can compare features of the objects one by one. It’s the most effective way that creates the clearest picture for your readers.