Hamburger Paragraph and Essay Format 

Why a Hamburger?

Why a hamburger? Because the "structure" or a hamburger is surprisingly similar to the structure of academic paragraphs and essays with five main ingredients:

1. The Top Bun
2. The Lettuce
3. The Tomato
4. The Meat
5. The Button Bun starts with an outline and builds from there.

Students never have to rewrite anything, even if they make changes

For each type of paragraph or essay -- compare-and-contrast, cause-and-effect, persuasive -- the basic structure is slightly different, but if you start with a solid cause-and-effect paragraph you can build a cause-and-effect essay sentence by sentence.

Each can be printed in a Word document.

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