Writing the Hamburger Paragraph

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Writing the Hamburger Paragraph

  1. 1. Writing the Hamburger Paragraph
  2. 2. The Three-Patty Hamburger Paragraph Top bun: topic sentence Patty: information Cheese: more detail Patty: information Cheese: more detail Patty: information Cheese: more detail Bottom burger bun (BBB): top bun restated differently
  3. 3. The Hamburger Paragraph (a four-patty example) Writing a hamburger paragraph is pretty easy, and there are only four things you really need to remember. First, write a topic sentence that clearly indicates what the whole paragraph is going to be about. This is the top bun of the burger. Second, compose several sentences that give information about the topic. These are the real meat of the thing —the most important part of a burger. Third, pair each patty with another sentence that gives more detail about the information. This keeps your paragraph from sounding like a list. Finally, write a sentence in which you restate the top bun in another way. I call this the bottom burger bun. As you can see, writing a hamburger paragraph is very simple to do. Top Bun Information More detail Information More detail Information More detail Information More detail BBB
  4. 4. Bottom Burger Bun Starters As you can see, As I've shown you, It should be clear by now that Obviously, Without any doubt, Clearly, It should now come as no surprise that
  5. 5. Choose one and write it 1. Write a three-patty hamburger paragraph about three fun things to do during a sleepover. 2. Write a three-patty hamburger paragraph about three things you like about yourself. 3. Write a three-patty hamburger paragraph about three qualities that make a good friend.
  6. 6. Your assignment Write a three-patty hamburger paragraph about three ways that geography has affected the life in Japan. Address these topics: •The ocean •The ring of fire •The mountains
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