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Composing A Compare And Contrast Essay On Bulimia And Anorexia


Nowadays education has become more practical in the sense that they are including more of the contemporary social issues from around the corner. The students are often told to compose an essay of the different genre on these issues which is a yardstick to measure how much the student aware of the social issues. Among the various social issue problems covered by the academics, health related issue tops the chart. Among those social issues, bulimia and anorexia are largely discussed.


Bulimia and anorexia are the common health-related mental disorders found among the women, especially young girls. Both of them refer to an emotional disorder of obsession to lose weight. Overeating is followed by a sudden stage of starving and fasting, often through forceful vomiting. Today almost all the female celebrities and ramp models opt for size zero figures. Most of the girls who idolize these celebrities and models are following their paths of achieving a skinny figure, which is downright unhealthy. These girls, in a bid, to attain such a body, are discarding foods completely, and, unfortunately, they are completely unaware of the negative effects. There has also been news of deaths due to these mental hazards. These have been a cause of concern for almost all the health experts and psychiatrist.


Now, if you are considering writing a compare and contrast essay on the above-mentioned disorder, let us discuss how you will approach the topic.


Tips for writing:


  1. Introduce the topic:
  2. It is the basic and the most important part of any discourse. You have to write an introduction in such a manner so that your teacher remains hooked to your writing till the end. It is also the phase where you will write about why you chose the particular topic; you have to convey the message here in an easy and simple language.


  3. Go for the main body:
  4. Write about how you will compare the two disorders. Begin with a difference between the two, if there is any. Then, write about the behavioral and biological reason for these disorders. You should be thoroughly informative about this part. Keep at least 3-4 paragraphs in this section.


  5. Conclusion:
  6. In the conclusion, you must write about whether and how these two disorders can be treated. Leave a space open for your teacher so that some questions may also raise in his/her mind, out of which you can gain more information if you write it again in the future.


These are the ways you should write an article on bulimia and anorexia. You must go through the online forums and discussions on these issues to gain a more vivid insight.