Creating A Comparative Essay About Facebook Vs. Twitter


If you’re wondering how to go about beginning this assignment and need some help, then you’ve come to the right place! Here are the basics of what you need to know:

  • - So what exactly is a comparative essay? As you might have guessed, this paper requires you to compare two subjects. Comparing means that you need to look at their similarities. In order to do so, it will be worth pointing out their differences (contrasts) as well, but it’s comparison that should take the lead.
  • - There are many angles and factors to think about with regards to these two given subjects. Will you look at their business models? Subscriptions and usage? An end user’s experience; which do they prefer- Facebook or Twitter? How do the two compare in countries outside of the U.S.A? What about how people use them? (With Twitter becoming more and more a platform for political announcements and the like). How do they compare in terms of security and privacy?
  • - There are many things to think about, so make lots of notes as you do so. Ask yourself what area you are interested in and passionate about. The more you can narrow down your topic the better, but also ascertain that you can provide reliable and detailed information to back up your statements.
  • - Once you’ve decided upon your topic, it’s time to create an outline for your paper. You need to know what information’s going where.

Now you can write the first draft; which will include the introduction, text body (chapters) and conclusion.

  • - Your introduction should begin with the broad subject at hand before narrowing it down to your chosen specific area. Give an overview of the comparative essay and state your aims and objectives and what conclusions may be arrived at.
  • - The chapters will form the main part of your essay, whilst the conclusion should restate objectives and announce your summation of the content.
  • - Once you’ve finished your first draft- guess what? It’s time for the second! In fact, why stop there? A third or fourth draft may be required as well- if you really want to polish it to a high standard that is! Each time you re-read it, cast a new eye over the particulars. Pay attention to spelling, grammar and format. Do your words flow well? Do they engage your reader? Could you have chosen a better synonym?
  • - Pay attention to detail and don’t be afraid to keep changing it until it’s as perfect as it can be, and you’ll have written a winner.