â€¢Research source materials that provide support/evidence for your thesis (your argument/claim).
â€¢Develop your THESIS STATEMENT. Note: your thesis statement must be underlined
â€¢Your paper must be at least three full pages, in strict MLA format, using formal language, and following the rules of academic (college-level) writing
â€¢Write your concluding paragraph (restates the point of your paper, and adds a viewpoint about the comparison/contrast, or insightful observation (a substantive conclusion) with which to close your paper so the reader goes away satisfiedâ€¦that is, what is the point of this comparison/contrast (always know your purpose for writing).
â€¢Decide whether you will be doing a subject-by-subject (BLOCK) or point-by-point structure.
â€¢Each page of your essay must have at least one in-text citation that reference your Works Cited
â€¢Use the stories “My Mother Never Workedâ€ vs. â€œI Want a Wifeâ€