AP World History – Comparative Essay

AP World History – Comparative Essay

5 paragraphs
1 – Thesis
2, 3, & 4 – Comparative Factors – ex. government, economy, expansion
5 – Conclusion
Thesis
Include dates and locations from prompt, similarities and differences
Comparative Factor Paragraphs
Each paragraph should include the following as it relates to the particular factor being discussed:
in what ways are both societies similar AND different in reference to this factor? Why do these similarities/differences exist (what caused them?) What specific examples/random facts (name people, places, commodities) can you give as evidence?
Conclusion
summarize your main similarities and differences. Re-state your thesis in different words.
Bonus Points
– Be accurate and specific.
– Connect your factors – are your analyses connected?
– Prove your knowledge and your writing abilities and stay on topic!
Thesis
2 similarities+1 difference or 1 similarity+2 differences
1 point
Direct Comparison
1 or 2 consecutive sentences that either compare or contrast and explain why
1 point
Analysis
reasons why at least 2 of your other comparisons exist (use because)
Similarities & Differences
3 total (2 similarities+1 difference or 1 similarity+2 differences)
3 points
Evidence/Examples/Facts
1 or 2 points
Bonus Points
-be accurate and specific
-connect your factors-are your analyses connected?
-prove your knowledge and your writing abilities and stay on topic