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Best way of structuring a comparative language analysis essay?Hi, I'm going to be...

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meowththth | Student | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted May 15, 2012 at 11:22 AM via web

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Best way of structuring a comparative language analysis essay?

Hi, I'm going to be writing a comparative language analysis essay on 3 articles and I'm seeking for advice on the best method on structuring an essay for comparison.

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 16, 2012 at 4:10 AM (Answer #1)

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This is a great question. In all papers, you will need a few elements. 

First and most important you will need a thesis. So, after you read all three articles, create a strong thesis statement. In a word, a thesis statement is a the main point of your paper, the very point that you are seeking to prove. 

Second, after you have a thesis statement, seek to prove your thesis based on the three articles that you have read. Also keep in mind that you can draw from other sources. The more cogent your points are the more persuasive your thesis will be. You supporting points (body paragraphs) will be the meat of your paper. 

Finally, you should conclude your paper by summarizing your argument. Let me give you an example. If you are arguing that one word in language x was transformed to another word in language y and z, then you will seek to prove this point with evidence. You might ask: "how do you know this?" "What is the evidence?" 

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