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Compare & Contrast Sample Essay - Television Vs Books

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Books were the first medium to give people information on a printed page, then a Scottish man John Logie Beird transmitted the first pictures on 25th October 1925 and television was born. For most people watching television is better than reading books.

Background sentence(s)

Thesis statement

Give a little background to the topic and then put in your thesis statement

Television is a very popular medium.

Part of the reason for its popularity is the number of television channels, which people can easily choose via their remote control. Another reason that people watch television is to relax. In fact television is so popular that it has become a part of our everyday routine.

Topic sentence Supporting

Supporting Supporting

Analyse topic 1 in depth. You can refer to topic 2 briefly if you wish.

Books are a very valuable source of information. There are many more books available than television channels.

Secondly the reader can choose the book and the part of the book that they want to read. And thirdly speed readers can read faster than they get the information from a television programme

Topic sentence Supporting (Comparative) Supporting

Supporting (Comparative)

Analyse topic 2 in depth. You can refer to topic 1 briefly if you wish.

Books and television can be found nearly everywhere on the planet. Books are cheap to produce and for popular subjects are cheap to buy. Books are also highly portable and can be read nearly anywhere. However televisions are installed in nearly every household and only need to be switched on to provide new entertainment and information.

Topic sentence

Supporting (Comparative) Supporting

Supporting (Comparative)

Bring the two topics together.

Both books and television are great sources of information and entertainment, but television is very relaxing with sound and moving images and is therefore the better medium.

Conclusion

Finish off with a summary of your arguments and state your opinion clearly.

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Updated: 19 March 2008

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