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 Hamburger Essay This shows how a five-sentence Hamburger Paragraph can be expanded into a longer paragraph and later and essay by adding a hook, a transition, a thesis statement and an introduction and conclusion to each reason, result, cause, effect, comparison, contrast or argument. Using what was already written, the author adds several more sentences and products an essay that can be printed out in APA form in Microsoft Word.


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Title



Essay Introduction

Hook

Transition


Thesis Statement

Concession Transition to Opponent Statement
"Although many people claim that... Despite claims that...



What they claim reduced to a short phrase



What you believe reduced to a short phrase



because of (this may be modified depending on what comes next)

Your Weakest Reason



Your Second Reason



and

Your Strongest Reason




First (Least Important) Important Reason with Details, Example and Conclusion     

First Reason -- The Lettuce

Background or least important reason

Possible Connectors:




Details, Quotes or Statistics

In this section, you provide details about the first reason.
It may include the location, a number of restaurants or, in the case of academic studies,
quotes from experts that support you first reason.


First Reason -- Example

Again, you want a specific something specific.
You can use a dropdown transition below or one of your own,
but you want to make it clear that this is a specific time, place or event.

Possible Example Connectors:



Paragraph Conclusion

This should sum up the what you have in your paragraph





Second Reason with Details, Example and Conclusion  

Second Reason -- the Tomato

In this section, give a more important reason, but not the most important

Possible Addition Connectors:




Details, Quotes or Statistics

In this section, you provide details about the second reason.
Again, it may include the location, a number of restaurants or, in the case of academic studies,
quotes from experts that support you second reason.



Second Reason -- Example

Again, you want a specific something specific.
You can use a dropdown transition below or one of your own,
but you want to make it clear that this is a specific time, place or event.

Possible Example Connectors:




Paragraph Conclusion

This should sum up the what you have in your paragraph





Most Important with Details, Example and Conclusion   

Third Reason -- the Meat

This is the most important reason

Possible Connectors:




Details, Quotes or Statistics



Third Reason -- Example

Again, you want a specific something specific.
You can use a dropdown transition below or one of your own,
but you want to make it clear that this is a specific time, place or event.

Possible Example Connectors:





Paragraph Conclusion

This should sum up the what you have in your paragraph





Essay Conclusion

Conclusion -- Bottom Bun

Summarize the reasons in order
Try to end with a strong sentence

Possible Conclusion Connectors:







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