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Outline for a Compare and Contrast Essay:
Point by Point

 
 

This is an example of outline for a Point by Point type of Compare and Contrast Essay. Use this example outline as a guideline when writing a compare and contrast essay outline.


Introduction
Introduces the two subjects A and B, which are being compared or contrasted and includes an overview

Thesis statement 
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Point #1 
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Point #2 
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Point #3 
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Body
More detailed explanation of the points with alternating discussions of Subject A and Subject B

Subject A — Point #1 
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Supporting detail 
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Subject B — Point #1 
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Supporting detail 
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Example 
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Subject A — Point #2 
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Supporting detail 
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Subject B — Point #2 
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Supporting detail 
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Subject A — Point #3 
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Supporting detail 
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Subject B — Point #3 
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Supporting detail 
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Conclusion

Summary of main points 
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Restatement of thesis statement 
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