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People who have lived in the US and Canada?I'm doing an essay and i need help on how...

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hipsterz | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 12, 2012 at 1:46 AM via web

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People who have lived in the US and Canada?

I'm doing an essay and i need help on how I'm going to write my narrative essay on my experience living in both countries i also have to compare. I need to do an essay by tomorrow, didn’t started and my topic is comparing US and Canada but it has to be narrated because I lived there so I want to put personal experience. It’s like I’m telling the reader about my experience in the states but at the same time I have to compare those two. i want to include an anecdote in the intro and background information. CAN YOU HELP ME HOW I WOULD DO IT AND HOW YOU WOULD DO IT?

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 12, 2012 at 2:35 AM (Answer #2)

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If I understood this correctly, it seems that you've lived in both places, so keep it simple. Pick a handful of criteria to compare. For instance, you might think about weather (that ought to be easy enough), food, school, or other aspects of everyday life. If you only have a little while to write this, these types of topics would require little research, and they would be drawn from your personal experiences, which should be pretty easy. 

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 12, 2012 at 1:43 PM (Answer #3)

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The above post offers some really good, practical advice on how to think about this paper. To give you some more ideas you might consider writing about how your hobbies differed from country to country (if they do). You might also think about what would be most interesting for an audience of your peers. 

What would your friends want to know about how these two countries differ, how they're the same? 

Once you have your topics picked out, you can write your body paragraphs narrating your experience with specific examples. When you've finished your body paragraphs, you can go back and write an introduction.  

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