So I have this essay that is due in a few days, I was given an essay question but I feel like it doesn't make sense for some reason. Here is the question: Compare and contrast exploration and colonization during the 15th - 18th century. What was the motivation for these endeavors? What were the costs and benefits of each, and what impact did these endeavors have on various groups? Explain. I just feel like it is so broad and exploration and colonization are completely different from each other. Can anyone help me out here, maybe with a thesis or some topic sentences?