For this essay, you will need to cite at least two high-quality sources that consider contrasting points of view. For example, if you choose to compare and contrast working from home versus working from the office, you will need to find sources that focus on the benefits and drawbacks of working from home as well as the benefits and drawbacks of working from the office. Remember that each source listed in your references list must be cited in text, and that each source cited in text must be listed in your references.
Successful assignments will
choose an appropriate topic;
feature an introduction explaining the purpose and scope of the essay and include a clear thesis statement;
identify appropriate criteria to base the comparison and contrast upon;
conclude with an overall assessment;
be typed and submitted as a Microsoft Word document (.docx), with 12-point font;
include a seventh edition APA-style cover page;
be three to four double-spaced pages (7501,000 words), not including the title page; and
be submitted for grading.
The assignment rubric is shown below.
COMPARE AND CONTRAST ESSAY ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC
Introduction and Thesis
It clearly states the subject of the compare and contrast and the criteria upon which the discussion will be based.
The essay is organized according to either block format or point-by-point format. The essay is divided into paragraphs in a logical fashion. Transition phrases are used effectively.
The essay features a well-developed discussion based on the chosen criteria. The essay identifies the most important points of similarity and difference and explains why they are important. The essay meets or exceeds the minimum length requirement.
The essay includes APA style in-text references to at least two relevant, high-quality sources. The essay includes a correctly formatted references list.
Style and Mechanics
The voice of the writer is clear, distinct, and appropriate. The writer’s message is clearly communicated with appropriate spelling and use of grammar and punctuation. Errors do not significantly interfere with meaning.
The assignment meets or exceeds the above criteria.
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