It points out weak conclusions and reminds me that I need a beginning that tempts the reader to take a bite and savor the piece. Michele is the social media manager at Promega and managing editor of the Promega Connections blog.The hamburger scheme may be taught to elementary school students, but it works for Ph D-level writers as well. She enjoys getting lost in a good book, trumpet playing, knitting, and snowshoeing.After this, the author narrows the discussion of the topic by stating or identifying a problem.
It generates curiosity in your readers—gets them salivating, hungry to read more.However the remainder of the scientific paper readily lends itself to the “hamburger scheme”.With the introduction you are setting the stage, defining the question/problem you are addressing with back ground, stating your hypothesis, and stating the main points you investigate to test that hypothesis.But, when I’m really stuck on a piece, and it’s not really coming together, returning to the traditional five-piece structure always helps.This structure helps me see when I have a weak point or have failed to flesh out an argument. in biology at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA, and her Ph D through the BCDB Program at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.Try taking a bite the next time you are stymied by a writing task. The five-paragraph essay is a format of essay having five paragraphs: one introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs with support and development, and one concluding paragraph.Last night I was helping my daughter, who is in fourth grade, with her homework.We had completed a math worksheet, a geography worksheet and had moved onto writing.For her paragraph assignment, she was supposed to write about a special place.So I began drawing the concept map that we typically use to help her organize her thoughts. “No Mom, wait,” she grabbed the pencil and paper from my hands, “I have a better idea.” She drew five shapes on the paper.