Writing Assignment 2: Comparison-Contrast Analysis
Writing assignment 2 will be an essay in which you compare and contrast two objects,
concepts, or ideas.
-Your topic for the comparison-contrast essay
In my essay, I would like to compare providing money vs non-monetary incentives to employees.
-The three points of comparison/contrast that you will develop in the essay
1. Employee productivity
2. Employee morale
3. Employee retention
The essay should be 1000-1500 words in length.
The essay must cite at least two sources to support your points.
Your essay should have the following: APA format
an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement.
at least three body paragraphs that illustrate at least three major points and defend these
points by referring to the articles you have found on the topic.
o You will want to paraphrase or quote from the texts as appropriate.
o In citing your sources, please use APA style.
o Your body paragraphs should follow the alternating pattern of
organization. This pattern of organization is described in the following video
o Your body paragraphs should analyze at least two points of contrast. You may
have three or four points of contrast, but you must have at least two. You may
include a paragraph about one or two similarities if you would like.
a compelling concluding paragraph.
In addition, the paper should be formatted according to APA style (e.g., you should include
a running head with page numbers, have appropriate margins, etc.)
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