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COMPARING TEXTS – choice phrases to use 😊

Did you know that V for Vendetta is also a superb text to compare with 1984 by George Orwell?

Comparing texts is a relatively easy task.  The key is to structure your discussion, argument and points clearly.   These sentence starters are a great way to keep your comparison on track and make sure you are discussing BOTH texts.  They are also great SIGNPOSTS to your marker that you are doing your very best to do as the questions has asked, which is to compare the texts.

  • Similarly, . . .
  • In the same way . . .
  • Likewise, . . .
  • In comparison . . .
  • Complementary to this . . .
  • Then again, . . .
  • However, . . .
  • This is in contrast to . . .
  • In contrast, . . .
  • And yet . . .
  • Nevertheless, . . .
  • Conversely, . . .
  • On the contrary, . . .
  • On the other hand, . . .
  • Notwithstanding . . .
  • Whereas . . .
  • In contrast to . . .
  • That aside, . . .
  • While this is the case, (author/director) disputes . . .
  • Despite this, . . .

Finally, feel free to use a number of smaller paragraphs.  Generally, most students’ essays in ATAR English consist of an intro, 3-4 body paragraphs and a conclusion.

But this isn’t a hard and fast rule.Β  If you need to use more paragraphs because it helps you set your argument out more clearly, then go for it! πŸ™‚

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