Writing Topic

     An important skill in writing is to compare and contrast two items.  A good writer will put the items side-by-side and show how the items are similar.  Showing how the items are different is another aspect of the same skill.  Key words that show similarity and difference have been discussed in class.

    The first paragraph is to compare and contrast two activities with which the student is familiar.  The format of TS-4ex-SS is to be used.  The writer may choose to put two similar items first and second, followed by the two contrasting aspects.  The reverse order is acceptable as well.