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Comparative Essay Components Sheet

I. Clear, analytical, and comprehensive thesis:

        A.

II. Addresses all parts of the question

        A.

        B.

        C.

III. Substantiates thesis with historical evidence

        A.

        

        B.

                

        C.

IV. Relates comparisons to larger global context

        A.

        B.

V. Makes several direct comparisons between or among societies

        A.

        B.

        C.

VI. Consistently analyzes causes and effects of relevant similarities and differences

        A.

        B.

        C.

Phrases that Show Comparison

Phrases that Show Contrast

Phrases that Show Causation

Similar to…,

Both…,

Like…,

Compared to…,

In the same way…,

Analogous to…,

One connection between…,

One difference between…

Unlike…where…,

In contrast to…,

Whereas…,

Though…,

One reason that explains why…was…

One cause of…was…

One effect of…

Because of…

Consequently…

As a result…