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Paragraph Development – the MEAL planToday, I want to talk about paragraph structure. As writing instructors, we often see paragraphs that either start with cited information or are comprised entirely of evidence—both of which leave little room for the writer’s own analysis. In response to these patterns, we often recommend the MEAL plan. The MEAL plan is amodel for effective paragraph structure M = main idea: a single sentence that states, in your own words (no citation), the paragraph’s main idea; also called a topic sentence.E = evidence: a sentence or two that introduces evidence (including citations) to support your main idea.A = analysis: a sentence or two where you interpret the above evidence for its meaning, significance, and application to your project (no citations).L = lead-out: a wrap-up sentence that highlights the final takeaway from the paragraph (no citation).Using the MEAL plan can aid in creating paragraphs that have a single focus and
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