The essay does not need any sources
Purpose: to inform, persuade, or clarify
Method of Development: comparison-contrast
Choose your own topic, but make sure that the topic allows you to be able to compare/contrast it. A compare/contrast essay should be written in third person point of view, unless including a personal anecdote as an example. You want your essay to have a point as well. Do you want to demonstrate that one thing is better than another? Do you want to demonstrate that two things that people believe to be the same are actually different? Or, do you want to demonstrate that two things that people believe to be different are actually the same?