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GEN BUS 360: Workplace Writing and Communication (Spring 2022)

Meal Plan for Paragraphs in Business Writing

Students of academic writing often learn to structure long, complex paragraphs with the MEAL plan.  In workplace writing, you can follow the same structure, but break up a long paragraph with a heading and short paragraphs.

Main idea = heading or sub-heading

Evidence = short paragraph(s)

Analysis = short paragraph(s)

Link to main purpose in writing, if necessary = short paragraph