Compare and contrast

Compare and contrast

Focusing on an important question or issue about which you disagree with a sibling, close relative, friend, or classmate, write a contrast essay that presents both sides as fairly and objectively as you can. You might write about a controversial issue such as illegal immigration, America’s war on terror, embryonic stem-cell research or any other major issue often in the news. Then again, you might write about your differing opinions concerning something far more personal-such as the kinds of people with whom you choose to associate, the kinds of music and movies you like or your opinions of one or more of your relatives.