This portion of the paper is to discuss Topic 2 in great detail. Topics 1 and 2 Together. Now that you have analyzed both Topic 1 and Topic 2 independently, now it is time to analyze them together. Conclusion, this conclusion is wrapping up everything you have just proven in your paper. It should restate the thesis in a new, more official way, and you should feel quite confident in your writing. Do not discuss Topic 1 in this section. Since you have already gone into great detail about it, you may allude to Topic 1 briefly; however, do not analyze Topic 1 in this section.
Do not mention topic 2 in this first portion. Topic 2, this next portion of your essay (which may also consist of one or more paragraphs) should cover the second of the two topics.
You should reaffirm your thesis (essentially restate it in new words) and show how you've proven it. OR, introduction, your introduction like the five-paragraph-essay, should open generally (with a quot;tion, anecdote, generalization and lead into the thesis statement.
Go over the rules on how to write a general essay, and then structure your compare/contrast essay in one of the following two formats: Introduction, your introduction like the five-paragraph-essay, should open generally (with a quot;tion, anecdote, generalization and lead into the thesis statement. All Contrasts (Topics 1 and 2 this section which should consist of several paragraphs should go through all differences you find in the two topics on which you are writing. There should be at least three contrasts (essentially three short body paragraphs) in which you give an example from both topics of comparisons in each.