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Travel vs no travel

Compare And contrast essay for English class, two full pages

Choose two topics of your choice to compare and contrast. You are not required to do any research for this essay, so this assignment encourages you to pick topics you know about so that you can use your own knowledge to build the content of the essay. Not researching the topic and using your own knowledge makes this an opinion piece. Below, there will be some examples of compare and contrast topics, but you may pick your own. 

Be sure that your essay has an Introduction that has the four points listed in the lecture notes: Topic, Attention Grabber, Thesis, and Signposting. (Note, if you decide to write the essay inductively by not having the thesis in the introduction but in the conclusion, that is acceptable, so in place of the thesis in the introduction, you may ask a question and/or explain the purpose of the essay).
The essay needs to be at least two full pages (no more than three) following the MLA formatting guidelines of 1-inch margins, double spacing between lines with no extra spacing, Times New Roman,  12 point type.

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Choose two topics of your choice to compare and contrast. You are not required to do any research for this essay, so this assignment encourages you to pick topics you know about so that you can use your own knowledge to build the content of the essay. Not researching the topic and using your own knowledge makes this an opinion piece. Below, there will be some examples of compare and contrast topics, but you may pick your own.  The essay needs to be at least two full pages (no more than three) following the MLA formatting guidelines of 1-inch margins, double spacing between lines with no extra spacing, Times New Roman,  12 point type.  It can be about anything just as long as its compare and contrast essay.