Writing Comparative Paragraphs

The video presentation for this session presents some useful tips to help you write comparatively so you can effectively compare and contrast different topics or issues. So you can see an example of what this looks like, a sample comparative paragraph is then examined as a practical demonstration. In the Resources section, a downloadable annotated exemplar of the sample paragraph discussed in the video is provided, in addition to useful weblinks to help you further develop your comparative writing and English language skills.


Below you will find two downloadable resources to help you Write Comparatively.

Manchester Academic Phrasebank – Sentence starters and Phrasing for Academic Writing -

The University of North Carolina – Comparing and Contrasting - https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-

RMIT Learning Lab – Linking Words - https://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/content/linking-

Griffith University - EnglishHELP Self-Help Resources
Griffith University - English Language Support
James Cook University - Develop Your English
RMIT Learning Lab - Academic Word List Tool
University of Adelaide - English as a Second Language Learning Resources
Curtin University Learning Centre - Better Grammar
Curtin University Learning Centre - Better Sentences
University of Technology Sydney - Grammar
La Trobe - Achieve@Uni - Language
Manchester Academic Phrasebank
BBC - Learning English