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On life in a big city compared with life in a country town - Comparison essay help


SharonSian 2 / 4  
Oct 24, 2010   #1
Hi, I am writing an essay for my Eng 103 class it a comparison essay on life in a big city compared with life in a country town. I am having trouble starting my thesis any ideas?
RyanVi16 12 / 91  
Oct 24, 2010   #2
Does the essay want you to take a stand which one you like better?
You should start listing out everything you know about living in the city and country side. You can make a chart like what you like and what you don't like (population, pollution, environment). A thesis is like a short introduction that show what you are trying to prove in the body paragraph.
OP SharonSian 2 / 4  
Oct 24, 2010   #3
hows that sound for an introduction?
When deciding between moving to a big city or a country town, there is much to take into consideration.It will be helpful to know about career oppritunites, cost of living and the education system. Both a city and a country town have there advantages and disadvantages about living in them. When picking between the two it is essential to choose the one that is most adaptable to ones lifestyle. Knowing there will be jobs open, having an idea of the cost of living in one of the both and being able to further ones education is something that needs to be looked into before making a commitment to one or the other.
RyanVi16 12 / 91  
Oct 24, 2010   #4
You still don't have a thesis.
A thesis would be something like "A person living in the countryside would be able to enjoy______but will have the disadvantage of _______; on the other hand, living in a city_____ but_____"

You don't have to be very specific, but just enough for the readers to now what you are gonna argue about.

Both a city and a country town have there advantages and disadvantages about living in them.

--> This sentence can be a potential of becoming a thesis.
OP SharonSian 2 / 4  
Oct 24, 2010   #5
okay so do i just need to talk about the three main point in that again?
RyanVi16 12 / 91  
Oct 24, 2010   #6
The three main points called divided thesis, it usually come after the thesis to specifically showed what you are gonna talk about in the body paragraph, while the thesis simply for you to take a stand.

So a thesis can be briefly describe the advantage and disadvantage. Then the 3 main points will lead to 3 body paragraph (or more) to explain. For example your divided thesis would be something like. "When people decide where to live in, they need to consider the population, environment, or jobs". Then the body paragraph will talk about each point that was given (by comparing the two places)
OP SharonSian 2 / 4  
Oct 24, 2010   #7
does that sound any better?
When deciding between moving to a big city or a country town, there is much to take into consideration.It will be helpful to know about career oppritunites, cost of living and the education system. Although both a city and country town have there advantages and disadvantages, they greatly differ from one another. When picking between the two it is essential to choose the one that is most adaptable to ones lifestyle. Knowing there will be jobs open, having an idea of the cost of living in one of the both and being able to further ones education is something that needs to be looked into before making a commitment to one or the other.
RyanVi16 12 / 91  
Oct 24, 2010   #8
Yea, i think its a little bit better. The thesis still kinda unclear but i think you can work with that :)
OP SharonSian 2 / 4  
Oct 24, 2010   #9
okay thanks a bunch.


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