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ENG 095 :: Compare and Contrast Paper

The Assignment

      Use your research to compare and contrast American life and culture with the life and culture of your choice. You can also choose 2 different countries instead of the USA.


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Use the name of your country and the issue you are researching as keywords.


  • Latvia and health
  • Senegal and dress
  • Peru and childbirth

Here is a list of additional keywords you could try along with the name or your country:

celebrations       death         health

childbirth            dress          marriage

children             education    religion

culture               family          society

customs             food

Brainstorm other possible keywords! Let us know if you want to add to the list.

Writing the Compare and Contrast Essay

Compare and Contrast Tools

Web tools that help you compare 2 countries, mostly economically and geographically.

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