In academic essays you will frequently be asked to compare and contrast two things. Your essay will need to be carefully structured, but will also need to use appropriate vocabulary to make comparisons or show contrasts. This sample essay comparing aspects of British and French work culture shows how we compare and contrast in academic writing.
“Corporate culture can be defined as the collection of beliefs, expectations and values shared by all the members of an organization. Can this concept be extended to describe the work culture of a whole country?” Write an essay of about 850 words in response to this question, comparing and contrasting three different aspects of the work cultures of two countries with which you are familiar.