Hamburger Paragraph and Essay Format 

The Hamburger Paragraph


In many of the top American elementary and prep schools, students are taught that a paragraph is a lot like a hamburger. With modification, this approach can be used to create common English academic paragraphs and essays, including reason, expository, cause-and-effect, compare-and-contrast, and argument (or persuasive).

Why? Because hamburger is easy to remember, and its structure is surprisingly similar to the structure of academic paragraphs and essays.

Like the academic paragraph or essay, the hamburger has five main ingredients:

1. The Top Bun
2. The Lettuce
3. The Tomato
4. The Meat
5. The Button Bun

So how can this help you write an essay? Let's start with The Top Bun



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