Reporting Verbs

What is the Hamburger "Shape"


A paragraph of an essay is more than a recitation of research. It has an "shape" that suggests you may know more than the readers.

Which of these two examples do you believe if more effective, regardless of the issue?


No Shape - Flat


Plump Hamburger Shape


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