Comparing and/or contrasting

I need help with a Writing question. All explanations and answers will be used to help me learn.

Does the writer of the essay “Who Would Have Thought” (an essay in the module this week) use point by point or whole by whole for her essay? Was this a good decision? Why or why not? Also, what is she comparing and/or contrasting? What is her thesis (give this word for word from the essay.)

Is her essay balanced? Is she comparing or contrasting equal items. For instance, if she mentions she is neat, does she mention whether her friend is neat or messy. If she mentions she is a hard worker, does she mention whether her friend is or is not? The essay needs to be balanced. Does she focus more on one person or the other?

What advice, if any, would you give this writer to make the essay better?

Remember your own post must be 10 sentences and you must respond to at least three other students.