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Venn diagram


The Venn Diagram is used to compare similarities and differences. When you compare, you need two or three ideas. The diagram below illustrates the comparison of two ideas. If three ideas were compared, a third circle would be added. 

  • Decide what the differences are between the two ideas. 

  • Write the differences of one idea on the left side of the diagram (coloured red) and the differences of the other idea (coloured blue) on the right side of the diagram. 

  • Decide how the ideas are similar; these are written in the central where the two circles overlap (coloured gold). 

Finish the diagram by writing a title that summarizes the diagram. A summary or conclusion statement can be added.


Venn diagram illustration

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