Paragraphs and how to support ’em

Paragraphs

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun — that jingle could describe a cheeseburger order from nearly any fast food franchise or diner in America. Instead, in the 1970s, an advertising agency for McDonald’s® turned an ordinary list of ingredients into a specific definition, “Big Mac.”

What does a cheeseburger have to do with paragraphs in an essay?

Exam essays, part II

Class, Essays

Test time and other nightmares

Almost all writing has a beginning (introduction), middle (body), and an end (the conclusion). Even when writing under a deadline, you should try to create all three components. Ignore the temptation to just start writing and hope you will make all the correct split-second decisions about what to say and where to include it. I know, I know – you’ve done it this way in the past and it has turned out okay. Trust me, a little time spent planning will more than pay you back in reduced test frenzy.