Have you ever sat down to read a homework assignment, write a paper, or study for a test and have that unsure of where to begin-I don’t want to do this feeling? Stress less with a comparison chart! Using these types of tools (or pick a difference tool on the WeBoard) gives you a purpose for the homework assignment and gets you more involved in the learning process. Develop a better understanding of the material so you can post to class discussion boards with confidence.
Comparison charts are useful for understanding the differences and similarities between two ideas, events, concepts, people, or problems.
Using Comparison Charts
There are many instances when comparison charts come in handy. Here are some examples of when to use these charts:
- In the –ologys (sociology, psychology, etc.)– to understand the difference between 2 terms
- Exam Preparation – to be ready for those “compare/contrast questions
- In Science courses – to differentiate among similar systems or processes
- In Business Courses – to identify best possible ways to achieve an outcome
Tips on When to Use Comparison Charts
There are plenty of ways to use a comparison chart! If you’re unsure how or when to use it, try it out when you:
- Want to make connections among topics
- Keep mixing one concept for the other
- Want to categorize information based on how they are alike & different
- Write a paper. Understand the differences/similarities among the major points to create more content to work with
The next time you start stressing about learning information, try incorporating the comparison chart. Also be sure to look at the other free tools we have created for you on the WeBoard.
Let everyone know when you’ve used a comparison chart or something similar. Why did you use one? Was it helpful? Share your thoughts because we love ’em!