Exposition #1: Comparison & Contrast

The next mode of discourse we will examine is “exposition”– to describe and explain an idea. There are many different ways of doing this, and one useful way is by comparing and contrasting.

Apples and Oranges: making logical comparisons

In English we have a saying, “You can’t compare apples and oranges.” But in fact, this is not true. They are comparable because they are similar: they are both fruit.

An apple is red, whereas, an orange is orange.

Comparison Mapping

Presentation Assignment

Make and present two different logical comparison maps.

Map 1:

Two simple physical objects (e.g. a piano / a guitar)

Map 2:

Two ideas from your field of study

Include at least 5 points of comparison / map

  • Workshop Day: May 17th (bring pc)
  • Presentations Day: May 23rd (bring pc)
    • “Poster style” at desk– explain, don’t read, your maps
    • Export maps as pdf and mail to me

Sample Presentation

 

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