Constructing Paragraphs: The MEAL Plan

My name is Heidi Giusto, and I am a tutor at the Duke University Writing Studio. This week, I have recommended one of our handouts about paragraph structure to several writers and thought I’d share it here. If you ever struggle with your paragraph structure, you might find this handout helpful. The handout reviews the MEAL Plan. MEAL is an easy way to remember that each paragraph needs a Main Claim, Evidence, Analysis, and a Link Back to the Larger Argument.

I hope you find this handout useful! To access the handout, go to:


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