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Extended (Long) Hamburger Paragraph



To write an effective long paragraph or essay, you must begin with a solid five-sentence paragraph. Expanding it into an extended paragraph is a matter of adding details and an example to the sentences you've already written.

If you're writing about the watersports, you might mention jet skiing, scuba diving, surfing and water skiing.

After elaborating, you need to write a specific example. For example, you might write about the first time went scuba diving or jet skiing. A single, specific example.


Example of Extended Paragraph

Title



Topic Sentence - the Top Bun

Type your topic sentence here. Be sure to limit it.



First Reason with Details and Example     

First Reason - the Lettuce

Background or least important reason

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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 your first reason.


Example Related to First Reason

This must be specific -- one time, one place, one event.

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Second Reason with Details and Example  

Second Reason - the Tomato

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

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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 your second reason.



Example Related to the Second Reason

This must be specific -- one time, one place, one event.

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Most Important with Details and Example   

Third Reason - the Meat

This is the most important reason

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Details, Quotes or Statistics



Example Related to the Most Important Reason

This must be specific -- one time, one place, one event.

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Paragraph Conclusion

Conclusion - the Bottom Bun

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

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