Five-Sentence Hamburger Paragraph Outine



Five-Sentence Hamburger Paragraph

**** The Dreaded Outline ******



An outline!!! You tricked me!!! I hate outlines!!!

Writing outlines can be important, but they also can be confusing because of the way our brains work.

When we try to think of why something's important, our brains produce the most important reason first and then struggle to come up with the other reasons. The hamburger paragraph, on the other hand, goes from the least important reason (the lettuce) to most important (the meat).

Don't worry -- you can answer them as you think of them and EssayMaps will put them in the correct order.

EssayMaps will also insert the keyword above what you will be writing in the paragraph, which is the whole purpose of the outline, to guide your writing.

To start out, write a simple, five-sentence paragraph about the place you love to visit most in the world.

One important point. Try to reduce your reasons to just one word. If I'm writing about the wonderful international food in New York, the outline would probably just say, "food." If I'm writing about the operas, jazz and musicals, the outline would just have the word "entertainment." That's why a lot of writing teachers refer to "key word" outlines.

You just need a key word.

(NOTE: EssayMaps can also save a perfectly formatted outline to Word)


Title



Topic Sentence -- the Top Bun

Your topic sentence goes here. If I say I love New York,
I want to add "for three reasons," because that limits the paragraph to those three reasons.



 

Try to limit your reasons to one word

 

The Most Important Reason -- the Meat



 

The Second Most Important Reason -- the Tomato



   

First (or Least Important) Reason -- The Lettuce



Conclusion -- Bottom Bun

The bottom bun looks a lot like the top bun.
A conclusion can be something as simple as, "Those are the reasons I love New York"



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