How to approach the question verb – Compare VERB: DEFINITION: COMPARE Show how things are similar or different QUESTION: <write two lines> INTRODUCTORY SENTENCE Opening sentence: State the relationship between the items in the question. <write two lines> BODY OF THE RESPONSE Step 1: Identify three areas on which you can compare the items in the question. TOPIC AREAS: <write two lines> Step 2: Choose some of these and write about each in a separate paragraph. For every paragraph: USEFUL KEY WORSD: important valuable liken similar different comparative equate match contrast 1. Identify the area of comparison. <write two lines> 2. Identify and explain the similarities based on this area of comparison. Support your discussion with relevant examples <write three lines> 3. Identify and explain any differences between the items. Support your discussion with relevant example. <write three lines> Repeat for each paragraph. CONCLUDING SENTENCE Summarise the body of your comparison by expressing the relationship and key areas of similarity and difference. <write two lines> Copyright © 2010 McGraw-Hill Australia. Permission is granted to reproduce for classroom use.