An interesting type of paper that you may be asked to write is a compare and contrast essay. It is where you will take two different things like childhood and adulthood and find the similarities and differences. You will work to see what things are the same between the two things and what things are different. There are a few ways that you can handle this type of essay. You can look at the similarities or look at the differences or you can look at both the similarities and the differences.
When you are asked to write a compare and contrast essay, you can choose to write it either way but it is really important to make sure that you keep it organized. It is so important to let your reader know whether you are talking about the attributes of childhood or the attributes of adulthood. It will need to be very clear which one you are talking about.
When you are writing a compare and contrast paper, you can choose to write in more general terms comparing all aspects of adulthood and childhood. You can also pick one thing and write a paper on that. It may be easier to choose a direct topic to write your paper on. It will be easier to create a thesis statement and keep the paper focused when it is more specific because you are not worrying about all aspects of the two topics.